Malay Wedding Menu & Recipes – Pacri Nenas

Pineapple

Pineapple chunks (Pacri Nenas). A popular side dish that is usually served with specialty rice meal such as Nasi Minyak or Nasi Tomato. Pacri Nenas is a good combination dish to blend with at malay weddings and festives.

Recipe for Pacri Nenas

Ingredients for Pacri Nenas:

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves
  • 7 cm cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 2 fresh red chillies, slit lengthwise and deseeded
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar (optional)
  • A pinch of curry powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cups water (optional)
  • Oil for cooking

Preparation method:

  1. Remove the pineapple skin, slice into rings and remove the core. Boil the pineapple with tumeric powder for about 5 minutes. Drain the pineapple slices and put aside.
  2. Heat a little oil and saute the shallots, garlic till golden brown
  3. Add a pinch of curry powder, cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise and cardamon until fragrant. Pour in 1/2 cups of water (adding water is optional as the pineapple juice will appear by itself).
  4. Add the pineapple slices and chillies and cook over low heat until boiling
  5. When boiling, add the salt, sugar and vinegar to taste. Serve hot with nasi minyak or briyani rice.
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