Pineapple Gojju

Gojju is a classic Kannadiga dish. It is a sweet, sour and spicy gravy. It is prepared with many types of vegetables like brinjal, bitter gourd, okra etc. However, pineapple gojju is very familiar and served in traditional South Karnataka Weddings.

Pineapple Gojju

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: GraviesCuisine: Indian, KannadigaDifficulty: Easy


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Gojju is a classic Kannadiga dish. It is a sweet, sour and spicy gravy.


  • Pineapple cubes – 2 cups

  • Tamarind – A big gooseberry size

  • Tamarind paste – 1 teaspoon (optional)

  • Jaggery – A small lemon size

  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

  • To roast and grind:
  • Red Chillies – 2 to 3 (medium size)

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon

  • Bengal Gram Dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Black Gram Dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida – a small piece

  • Sesame seeds (Til) – 1 teaspoon (Optional)

  • Coconut gratings – 3 tablespoons

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 2 teaspoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry Leaves – few


  • In a kadai put one teaspoon oil and fry red chillies, dhals, asafotida, til and coconut gratings till you get a nice aroma. Cool it and powder it.
  • Soak tamarind in little water or dilute the paste and make 1/4 cup tamarind water.
  • In another vessel put the pineapple pieces along with turmeric powder and add just enough water to cover them. Cook till it is soft. (You can also pressure cook it for one whistle).
  • When pineapple is cooked well, add tamarind water, jaggery (crush it), salt and mix well. If required add little water and make it semi liquid and bring it to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the above roasted powder and mix well. Allow to cook on medium heat till desired consistency is obtained.
  • Season it with mustard, jeera and curry leaves.


  1. Divya Vikram

    Havent tasted this dish. Sounds tangy and delicious.

  2. Hi Divya Vikram,

    Thank you for visiting. Yes. It is like a sweet pachadi having natural pineapple flavour.

  3. Hai kamala,

    Today i tried this recipe, it came out well……i love this dish v.much. Thanks a lot…..keep posting new recipes .

  4. Hi Kalyani,

    Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and it came out well. Thank you for visiting.

  5. Supriya Bharadwaj

    I tasted this dish in a wedding when i was 11 years old.. I wanted to learn this dish.. Thanks for the recipe.. I Loved It…!!!

  6. Thank you Supriya Bharadwaj. Pl try and let me know your feed back.

  7. This is exactly how I remember it being made ! cant wait to try it out 🙂 thx fr posting ! First time here, do visit my space and ongoing event when you spare some time 🙂

  8. Supriya Bharadwaj/ Aithal

    I tried this recipe & it was just outta the world!! I'm married n everyone in my in laws' home was happy about it!! thank you soo much!!

  9. Hi Supriya Bharadwaj,

    Thank you for your feed back.

  10. Hello Kamala
    I have tried many of your recipes and also recommended to couple of my friends. Its very user friendly to follow your recipes keep posting

  11. I was searching for it. finally got and thanks for the receipe.

  12. Awesome….should call you Kamala Aunty…thank you very much…nice gojju…reminded me of my late mother…thank you amma.

  13. Dear Kamala,
    I really like your website. Your presentation style reminds me of my Mother.
    Please clarify this doubt I have. Can I use the gojju podi mentioned here to make Kathirikai Gojju?
    If not, can you PLEASE share that with me?
    Regards and God bless you for your efforts.


  14. Dear Kamala
    I tried this with kathrikai last night- it had a wonderful flavor. My mother was impressed. I will try this with other veggies. So glad i found your site!!

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