I love pineapples🍍, they have a very addictive taste. The flavour is so refreshing and distinct. But cutting a pineapple has always been a big task for me, Thanks to the tips and tricks on internet on "How to cut a pineapple" , that made things a lot easier. This tropical fruit is loaded with Vitamin C and manganese and is also a good source of potassium, copper, calcium, B6, thiamin and folate. It has an enzyme called Bromelain, which aids digestion and reduces swelling. In fact, this enzyme is used in making medicines also. But people who are taking blood thinning pills should avoid this fruit. Well, the center stalk that we usually throw away, has the maximum benefits and it is tasty too. And the outer tough skin can be used as stirrers in drinks! (good idea💡, isn't it?).
Well, now how I got the idea of adding them into Fritters (aka tikki, or pakora). Whenever I go to any barbecue restaurant, there is one skewer I always wait eagerly for, and that is the pineapple skewer. I just love the bomb of flavours bursting in my mouth (spicy, salty and sweet). So one day I decided to use this amazing flavour, and tried this recipe. OMG, it was soo good and now it is in my "must try recipe list". Every time I prepared these fritters, every time it got appreciated! And the cashew chutney goes very well with them. I kept the chutney less spicy, so to balance the spiciness of the recipe. So Go and try them and cook the natural way!!
1 cup heaped pineapple (chopped) (approx. 1 medium pineapple)
4 medium potatoes (boiled and peeled)
bunch of fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 and 1/2 onion powder
1-2 green chilli (chopped)
4 tablespoon rice flour
2 tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes (optional)
1//4 teaspoon pepper
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying
1 cup yogurt
1/3 cup cashewnuts
1 green chilli
2 garlic cloves
bunch of coriander leaves
salt to taste
1. Put all the fritter's ingredients (except oil), in a bowl. Mix well .
2. Divide the mixture into 8-10 balls. Now flatten each ball and shallow fry both sides till golden brown. (you can also bake them in oven at 180 C till done. Coat them with little oil and place them on a baking tray. Make sure they don't touch each other on the baking tray. Also line the baking tray with butter paper. )
3. For the chutney, add all the chutney ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
4. Enjoy the fritters with chutney over a cup of tea or coffee.
Makes 8-10 Fritters