This Pineapple Side Dish is No-fuss, Spicy, and Healthy

By Nmami Agarwal     21-Aug 2017

This Pineapple Side Dish is No-fuss, Spicy, and Healthy

At times, we just want to have fruits but don’t do so because of their excessive sweetness. And yet, the craving doesn’t go away. To balance health, taste, texture, and cravings, we have the right “side” dish made of fruits for you — Spicy Pineapple Slices!

Spicy Pineapple Slice recipe
What you need (5 servings):

  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. of Red Chilli powder
  • 6 slices of Pineapple (1 inch thick)
  • 2 tbsp. of Vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. of Cinnamon powder

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
Nutritional benefits: Natural cholesterol buster rich in organic fibre
Best enjoyed with: Pan fried lamb chops or ham

How you cook:

  • Begin by mixing salt, chilli powder, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, and cider vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Wrap the Pineapple slices on all sides in this mixture.
  • Ready the grill by coating with vegetable oil and place pineapple slices onto it.
  • Grill on high heat for 1 minute. Toss side and heat for another minute.
  • Simmer down heat and cook for 3 minutes per side till the pineapple has softened and caramelised.

Your spicy Pineapple slices are ready to be served hot!
Over to you

On gloomy, rainy days, this dish is a winner even as a quick replacement of regular salad or an indoor barbecue. So, indulge in a little something extra and make your meals stand out.
Also, you could save the Pineapple’s sides to make yourself a delicious drink whose recipe we’ll share next week.

This is our idea of spicing up our salad bowls.
What about you? How do you make your fruit bowls interesting?
Tell us in the comments below. Smart ones would be featured on our blog here. So, don’t wait!

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for your near and dear ones.
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