Welcome to the world of Pineapples!
Nope, this is not about Hawaii it’s about Pineapples and their diversity. ❤
We know that pineapple is a very rich and diverse tropical fruit and when taken in moderation, it can work wonders for so many of us. The Bromelain enzyme it helps to nurture a good digestion system and is also a natural source of detox for our liver and kidneys, resulting in radiant skin. The boundless amount of Vit C offers stronger bones and better immunity. It is also a sweet gift to weight watchers and those who are eating a healthy diabetic diet. What a bonanza!!!
However, they say pregnant women should not be consuming pineapple for reasons that I have no clue about.
So, as a part of encouraging a healthy vegan /raw/fruits lifestyle, I couldn’t resist getting some pineapples before it got too wintery. While I stuck to my plan and ate quite a few chunks in between my meal, an old memory struck me.
~ And that was the Indian version of making a sweet chutney with this wonder fruit, that my mother used to make. And as nostalgic struck over all these years and like I always miss my mom’s cuisine, the next thought was to just make it.
- Vegan/Vegetarian | Serves 2
Here are all the little things that you’d need:
- 1 cup of chopped pineapple pieces ( the sweeter the better)
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar/maple syrup/liquid jaggery
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- some water
- In a saucepan, add the chopped pieces of pineapple and put it on medium flame/heat.
- You would see the fruit releasing some of its own juice in the next 5 minutes and then add 1/4 cup of water or enough to simply soak the fruit and help it boil and become soft.
- Add a pinch of salt and leave it covered for the next 10 minutes.
- Add your choice of sweetener and adjust it depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your sweet tooth.
- Keep stirring in between until the mixture gets soft and translucent and is at the right sweetness. Now sprinkle the red pepper flakes (optional)
- Allow it cool or better refrigerate it. It stays as good and lip-smacking for the next 2-3 days
You can use it as a sweet dip with flat or stuffed bread, also tastes interesting with pita chips or just as modest side post your meal when you crave for a little sweet to refresh your taste buds.