Ansache Sasav (Pineapple Sasav)

Pineapple sasav is very famous in Goa (India) which is a bland of coconut, mustard, and other spices. Ansache Sasav is very simple and quick to prepare and serve.

Ansache Sasav (Pineapple Sasav)

Ansache Sasav (Pineapple Sasav)

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Veg SambarCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 cup pineapple

  • 1½ cup water, or as required

  • ¼ cup tamarind juice

  • 5 tsp jaggery / gud / bella

  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi

  • salt to taste

  • For Masala Paste:

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds / til / ellu

  • 3 tsp oil

  • 2 tsp urad dal

  • ½ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds

  • 6 dried kashmiri red chilli / lal mirch

  • few curry leaves

  • ¾ cup coconut, fresh / desiccated

  • ½ cup water

  • For Tempering:

  • 2 tsp coconut oil / any cooking oil

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 dried kashmiri red chilli, broken

  • few curry leaves


  • Firstly, in a boil chopped pineapple with water for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the masala by dry roasting sesame seeds. Keep aside
  • Furthermore, roast urad dal, methi, dried red chilli and curry leaves with a tsp of oil.
  • Transfer to the blender.
  • Additionally, add coconut and water.
  • Blend to smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Now add in tamarind juice, jaggery, turmeric and salt.
  • Mix well. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Now add in prepared masala paste and water as required.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding more water of required.
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Boil till the colour of pineapple or ananas turns slightly blackish.
  • Pour tempering over pineapple.
  • Finally, serve pineapple along sasav with hot steamed rice.


  • Firstly, boil on low flame for long time to get more rich flavors.
    Additionally, adjust the sweetness, sourness and spiciness based on pineapple.
    Furthermore, substitute with raw mango / bitter gourd to prepare with different flavors.
    Finally, enjoy tangy, sweet and spicy pineapple or refrigerate for at least 3 days.

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