Malay Wedding Menu & Recipes – Pacri Nenas

Malay Wedding Menu & Recipes - Pacri NenasPineapple 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:

  • 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.
  • Heat a little oil and saute the shallots, garlic till golden brown
  • 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).
  • Add the pineapple slices and chillies and cook over low heat until boiling
  • When boiling, add the salt, sugar and vinegar to taste. Serve hot with nasi minyak or briyani rice.

Recipe Submitted by Mariam

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