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Pineapple Unda (Sweet Balls made of Pineapple, rice flour and grated coconut)

Catching up with your old friends is indeed a stress buster. Thanks to Whatsapp, the chatting is more fun and takes you back to those old days. During a conversation with my 10th standard classmates, one of them mentioned about Pineapple Unda, that his mom prepares. This triggered the curiosity of
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine kerala
Servings 30 serving


  • 2 cups Pineapple Finely chopped
  • 1 cup Sugar - (adjust according to sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • as required Avalosepodi


  • Pulse the pineapple pieces in a blender for 2 seconds.
  • Transfer to a thick bottomed pan.
  • Add sugar, water and lemon juice.
  • Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, till the pineapple is cooked and the mixture achieves a 1 thread consistency.
  • Switch off heat.
  • Add the avalosepodi, a little at a time, till you get a soft, dough like consistency.
  • Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  • To check, grease you palm with oil or ghee and take a little bit of the mixture. Make a small ball and place on a plate. If it holds shape it is good to go.
  • If not, add more avalose podi.
  • Now make small balls from the dough. Roll them evenly and place in a plate of avalosepodi.
  • If you don't have avalosepodi left, you can place the balls in a greased plate as well.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Transfer to an airtight container.