Pineapple Rice

This dish is a perfect marriage between Thai and Indian Cuisine. It has all the basic ingredients of authentic Thai Pineapple rice, with a touch of Tomato and Indian red Chilli. It can be served as a main dish and you would not need a thing else to accompany it.


Are you looking for some new vegetarian recipes to try ? Your Quest ends right here. It is very easy to make, Flavourful, delicious pineapple rice with tomato twist.


Authentic Thai Pineapple rice is sweet and does have egg in it, mine is a complete vegetarian adaptation of it. I did give it an Indian flavour by adding Tomato, whole red chilli and garlic Paste. It makes the base for this rice. This version of Pineapple Rice has all the taste in one bite, sour, sweet and spicy.


To add crunch add cashew nuts, along with Salted Peanuts and fried Paneer (Cottage Cheese) or Tofu. It is garnished with Spring onions greens and Fresh Coriander. Before serving squeeze a dash of lemon and tamarin sauce (Soya sauce).


Left over rice taste good as well. If you have precooked rice these dish can be made in less than 25-30 minutes. You won’t regret making a fresh batch of rice just to make this.


If you are looking for other fusion dishes, have a look at Hummus Sandwich with Indian Touch Or Malai Kofta with Thai Touch.

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Here is a complete Guide on “How to make Pineapple Rice


2 ½ cup cooked Rice

1 table spoon Coconut Oil

1 ½ cup pineapple cut into cubes

½ cup green and red bell pepper cut into cubes

1 spring onion greens finely chopped

6-7 cashew nuts (Preferably raw)


1 tea spoon tomato sauce

1 table spoon chilli sauce

1 table spoon tamarind sauce (Soya sauce)

1 tea spoon vinegar

Salt to taste

“To make tomato paste”

1 cup tomato Puree

10 red chillies soaked in oil

6 cloves garlic

“To serve”

Fried Paneer / Tofu

Salted peanuts

Roasted Cashew nuts

Fresh coriander

Spring onions green

Lemon slice

Tamarin sauce


  1. In a food processor add all ingredients listed under “To make tomato paste” churn it. Keep it aside for later use. Alternatively If you do not have Tomato puree, boil tomatoes in water, remove peel, let it cool add it to food processor along with other ingredients listed under “To make tomato paste”.
  2. In a pan add coconut oil, to it add pineapple. Let it caramelise for about 2-3 minutes, add bell pepper to it cook for 3 minutes more, add spring onion greens and the tomato paste.
  3. Add cooked rice to it along with raw Cashew nuts and all the Ingredients listed under “Condiments”. Mix it well.
  4. Serve it along with Ingredients listed under “To serve”.IMG_9204

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