Annasi Maluwa / Ambula (Pineapple Curry)

This a famous Sri Lankan dish in every part of the country. Most of the time we have Pineapple curry in our lunch, because most of our parents don´t let us to eat pineapple in dinner time. I think it´s because of the acid that pineapple has..... DON`T KNOW REALLY :-(.
But any way Annasi maluwa is a very tasty dish. try it by your self, then you can decide.
All the best with the recipe!

1 medium ripped pineapple OR canned pineapple – cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves - chopped
1 small onion - sliced
1 teaspoon chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon Sri Lankan raw curry powder
½ teaspoon Sri Lankan roasted curry powder
6 curry leaves
1 x 2.5cm cinnamon stick
1 cup thick coconut milk
2 - 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 - 1½ tablespoons sugar
Salt – to taste

In a large bowl mix all the spices with pineapple pieces (pineapple, salt, Sri Lankan curry powder, Sri Lankan roasted curry powder chilli powder & turmeric) and keep it in aside.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add garlic & curry leaves and fry it for 1 – 2 seconds, then add cinnamon stick & onions and cook it for nearly 5 minutes.
When onions are cooked, add the pineapple pieces into the onion mixer and mix it well & keep it for nearly 10 minutes in medium heat.
Then add sugar and mix it well. Keep it 1 – 2 minutes.
The final step is adding the coconut milk, and stirs the curry. Keep it on high heat nearly for 10 minutes.
Then put the heat on high to low and just shake the curry every 2 -3 minutes, it’s a way to avoid the burning of the bottom of the curry. Keep the curry on the low heat for nearly 5 minutes or till you gets thick gravy.
Taste for salt & sugar.

Mainly going with rice, but you can choose what ever you like most.

Try to stir the curry without a spoon, just shake the saucepan, so it won’t break the pineapple pieces.



  1. This looks FANTASTIC...

    I can't wait to try making this curry at home next week.

    Sweet, spicy, salty .. wow !

    Today I made seeni sambol and pol sambol for the first time. Tomorrow I am making crab curry.

    Next week Pinapple curry for sure!

    THANKS again for these videos

  2. tried it out, very good!

  3. I'm hooked on this beautiful curry, thanks for the recipe!

  4. Hi chamari thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with are doing an amazing job.we are proud of you as srilankans.

  5. before you present a cooking please try to clean your stove.It's look dirty

  6. Hi Chamari,
    I have tried this recipe. I am not Sri Lankan and found it very easy to follow. It was delicious! I will be trying more of your recipes for sure!
    Thanks for sharing all these recipes with us. I wish you would keep blogging :)
    Also, I have mentionned you in my own blog. Hopefully, you will get a few visits from this!

  7. apita suddage baasaawa therenna ban sinhalen dapanko

  8. I am trying it now, fingers crossed

  9. You are an absolute gem doing this from the goodness of your heart. I have holidayed in Sri Lanka and found most people just like you, extremely kind and hospitable. Thank you for the recipes, the dishes are lovely.

  10. Chamari, you have unintentionally provided a wealth of marvellous recipes for vegetarians. I am sure they are all very grateful. Thanks.


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