Indian Lentils Pineapple Vegetarian Video

Pineapple Red Lentil Curry | Delicious & Refreshing Savory Vegetarian Curry

A savory dish with Pineapple…

This dish will excite your tastebuds, you’ll enjoy the mild tangy and subtly sweet taste of pineapple in this dish. A few times, I’ve turned pineapple into savory dishes, my favorites are Pineapple Pulissery or Kerala style pineapple cooked in coconut/yogurt gravy and Pineapple chicken. I enjoy the tangy-sweet taste of pineapple in savory dishes. This is a wholesome dish with the addition of red lentil and can be served with rice or chapati. I couldn’t help and I was seen drinking this curry, way too delicious it was.

Cooking video

Other Pineapple Recipes

Pineapple Pulissery or Pineapple in Coconut and Yogurt Sauce

Pineapple Chicken Recipe- The Best Chinese Pineapple Chicken

Pineapple Upside down Cake


Pineapple Red Lentil Curry- Savory Pineapple Dish
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
To Grind
  • Garlic cloves- 2
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns- 1 tsp
  • Pineapple, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Water- 1 tbsp
For Cooking
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Whole dried red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig (optional)
  • Red lentil, rinsed- ½ cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Pineapple, chopped- ½ cup
  • Tomato, chopped- 1
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Mint leaves, chopped- 6 leaves
  • Salt- 1¼ tsp
  1. In a blender, grind: garlic, cumin seeds, peppercorns, pineapple & water to a paste.
  2. Heat a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add oil, let turn hot.
  4. Add mustard seeds, let splutter. Add dried whole red chilies and curry leaves.
  5. Add the ground paste and ½ tsp salt, saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add red lentil and 1 cup water.
  7. Cook covered for 15 minutes till lentil has turned soft.
  8. Open the lid.
  9. Add chili powder, turmeric powder & ¾ tsp salt; combine well.
  10. Add chopped pineapple & tomato; combine well.
  11. Add 1 cup water.
  12. Cook covered for 5 minutes till pineapple & tomato have turned soft. Do not over them.
  13. Taste and add more salt if required.
  14. Add chopped cilantro & mint leaves, combine well and cook for 2 minutes.
  15. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered.
  16. Serve into a bowl, and enjoy with rice or chapati.





Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...