Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple Recipe | How to Grill Pineapple for desserts, drinks and snacks

Here I am today sharing another delicious recipe, with your favourite tropical fruit Pineapple in Indian flavors. Sweet, tangy a bit spicy Grilled Pineapple for snacking on hot summer evenings.

Grilled Pineapple is not only a refreshing snack but also can be used for making cool and refreshing drinks, chutneys and even filling for sandwich. Make fruit kabobs, or have it just like that..

Pineapple and it’s benefits

Pineapple is one of our favourite fruits and my kids love having it in their fruit bowl. Juicy Pineapple is a treat to add in salads, ice creams, cakes and desserts.

Pineapple not only tastes good but also is loaded with nutrients like manganese, Vit.C, antioxidants and digestive enzyme Bromelain. It helps in digestion of food in people who have pancreatic insufficiency. Bromelain is also used a commercial tenderizer for meats due to it’s ability to breakdown tough proteins.

Pineapple is also known to aid weight loss and is included in many weight loss diets. It is loaded with fibers and water, so keep the tummy full for hrs. thus curbing the unnecessary hunger pangs.

Why Grilled Pineapple

Raw pineapple pieces when added to dairy products like curd/yogurt for smoothies turn it bitter. This happens due to the presence of bromelain which breaks down the protein casein. It is best to cook pineapple for a while, cool it and add in smoothies or raita. Also, after eating fresh pineapple many people get burning sensation in their mouth especially on lips, palate. This is also due to the enzyme bromelain which in a way is starts acting on the tender skin of mouth.

Bromelain is mainly concentrated in the center of the pineapple that’s why many people discard the core before using pineapple in dishes.

Another way to is use canned pineapple in which pineapple pieces are already heat treated. Choose pineapple that is

Lightly cooking or grilling pineapple slices, lessens the effect of Bromelain enzyme present in the fruit. It is this enzyme which makes the dairy bitter when raw pineapple pieces are added. Also, if you experience burning sensation inside mouth while eating fresh pineapple, cook/grill for a while and then use as required.

Grilling Pineapple gives it a nice smoky charred taste and aroma. You must have tried Grilled Pineapple in Asian Flavors now try pineapple in Indian Spices.

How to choose Pineapple

Always choose Pineapple which is golden in color. It should have a frim shell but a bit soft when squeezed and have soft and sweet smelling bottom. Pungent smell indicates an overripe pineapple.

Ingredients to make Grilled Pineapple

Pineapple Slices– You can clean and core pineapple at home, or you can buy the store bought cut pieces. Cut in roundels or any shape that you prefer. But make sure to cut pieces in almost equal sizes, this ensures evenly cooked pieces.

Brown Sugar– for the sweet caramelized taste. You can use any good raw sugar also, but brown sugar adds a nice caramel color .

Spices- Red Chilli Powder, Roasted Cumin Powder, Black Salt, Dried Mint Leaves and Chaat Masala to sprinkle while serving.

How long can we store Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple slices can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Reheat it lightly on tawa/grill pan and serve as required. Or, simply cut in small pieces/tidbits to add in salsa /desserts.

Tagging Grilled Pineapple to my Facebook group Foodies Monday Bloghop, where the theme is Tawa Tales this week. Theme was suggested by Kalyani who blogs at Sizzling Tastebuds. Checkout her space for delicious healthy vegan and gluten-free dishes. I have bookmarked her and she made Tawa Paneer Tikka for the theme.

Tawa or gridle is such a handy kitchen equipment. Not only we can make tortillas, chapatis on it but also grill/ cook so many dishes.

How to make Grilled Pineapple

You can grill pineapple on grill plate or in oven. But for those who do not have grill or oven can also make it on tawa/griddle. Cook Pineapple from both side. Take care to keep the flame of the gas stove on low. High heat will burn the pineapple slices.

Checkout Detailed Method to make Grilled Pineapple in Recipe card and Video

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy these grilled fruity bites just like that or chop it in small pieces and mix in salads, make salsa. Serve with your favourite vanilla or any other fruity ice cream like mango.

Make a refreshing drink with pineapple slices along with roasted cumin powder, salt and mint/basil leaves. Add everything in blender with some ice cubes and blend. Serve chilled.

How long can we store Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple slices can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Reheat it lightly on tawa/grill pan and serve as required. Or, simply cut in small pieces/tidbits to add in salsa /desserts.

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple Recipe | How to Grill Pineapple for desserts, drinks and snacks
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Snacks and Starters
Cuisine International


  • 6-8 Pineapple Slices or as required
  • 2-3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder/Paprika Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Salt/Pink Himalayan Salt or as required
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint Leaves
  • Butter to grill Pineapple slices
  • Chaat Masala to sprinkle on slices


  • Cut Pineapple slices in roundels. You can also cut in triangle shape.
  • Take care to cut slices of equal thickness. Not too thin nor too thick.
  • Mix all the spices expect chaat masala.
  • Marinate pineapple pieces in the spice and sugar mix. and coat nicely.
  • Heat tawa on low flame. You can also use a grill plate.
  • Add butter on the hot tawa, then place marinated pineapple pieces on tawa and cook from both sides for 2-3 minutes or till the pieces start getting charred.
  • Take care not to burn the slices, keep the flame to low.
  • Take out from the tawa/grill and sprinkle chaat masala before serving.
  • Serve it like snacks, use in sandwich filling, make salsa, refreshing drinks and salads.


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Do try Grilled Pineapple my way. A delicious light snack for your whole family. Adjust the ingredients as per the people and your taste preferences. When making for kids skip red chilli powder.

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11 thoughts

  1. Grilled pineapple looks super tempting and one of the few fruits I enjoy. I make it exactly the same way without brown sugar. Next time going to try your way.

  2. Your Tawa Grilled Pineapple looks soooo good – would love to get my hands on that platter! ❤️

    All of us at home are big fans of pineapple, and grill some often. I also prefer doing so on the tawa. I loved your serving suggestions for the grilled pineapple – will definitely be trying out those!

  3. This is such a wonderful recipe, Swaty! I’m one of those who can’t eat raw pineapple, so always looking for new ideas to cook them. The spices just make it even better!

  4. Of all the fruits, Pineapple is my weakness. This grilled pineapple has my name written all over it, Swaty… brown sugar adding to that caramelisation.. yummm

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