Anvasa Sassam ( Version – 2 )

                          For the GSBs living around Kochi Kerala – Anvasa Sassam ( Pineapple Raita ) is a special side dish  mainly served for wedding , festival days and other auspicious occasions .When mangoes and grapes are added it becomes a really yum dish to be relished . So let us see the recipe for this simple easy to make side dish !

Ingredients :-

  1. Pineapple – cleaned and chopped into bite sized pieces – 1 cup
  2. Mango – peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces – 1 cup
  3. Black grapes (preferably or any other variety )- 1/2 cup
  4. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup
  5. Green Chillies – 2
  6. Sugar -3 tbsps or more as per taste
  7. Curds (thick & sweet)- 2 tbsps
  8. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  9. Jeera -1/2 tsp
  10. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  11. Oil for tempering (preferably coconut oil )

Method :-

  • Grind the grated coconut & chillies to a smooth thick paste .
  • In a bowl add all the fruits ,sugar & salt and mix well.
  • Add the curds and coconut paste and mix well .
  • Make a tempering with the oil , mustard , jeera & curry leaves .
  • Add this to the fruits mix  and keep covered for some time for the flavours to infuse .
Serve immediately or refrigerate until use .
Note :-  
  1. As the ingredients have not been cooked – make in quantities for use at one time only . Do not keep refrigerated for more than one day !
  2. You may make this with only pineapple too .
  3.  You can make this with bananas too.
  4.  You can also add Kajus and kishmish for a richer taste .

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