Paceri Nenas
(Pineapple Patcheri)

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Paceri Nenas (or "Pineapple Patcheri") is a traditional dish of the Malays in Pahang and is of course made from pineapples, a tropical fruit found in the country.

The Malays take their staple rice meal with a combination of fish, chicken, beef, mutton or lamb or other protein dishes, along with vegetables, either cooked or raw (taken as "ulam"). 

The Paceri Nenas is one of the popular fruit-based cuisine served during traditional Malay weddings,  festive occasions and formal luncheons and dinners.

Nowadays this dish can also be found at Malay restaurants and at food-stalls in the many food-courts in the towns of Pahang.

The ripe pineapple in this cuisine gives a sweet taste to the rice and so makes eating delightful, especially when taken with the chicken or beef rendang.

Well, here’s the recipe of the Malays in Pahang for those interested in cooking.



  • 1 medium sized riped pineapple, (peeled and cored, and cut rounded or into bite-size halves)
  • 100 gram raisins
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 3 pips garlic, sliced
  • 5 red chillies } Halved
  • 5 green chillies }
  • 3 tomatoes, cut wedges


  • 10 shallots
  • 10 dried chillies
  • 5 red chillies
  • 3-4 pips garlic


  • ½ teaspoonful cumin (jintan putih) seeds
  • ½ teaspoonful fennel (jintan manis) seeds
  • ½ teaspoonful brown mustard (biji sawi) seeds


  • 4 tablespoonful butter/ghee
  • 1 tablespoonful sugar and salt, according to taste


  1. Place the spices in the cooking pot with a little oil and cook them for about two minutes.
  2. Add in ground ingredients together with the large onions, garlic, curry leaves and raisins. Then cook them for a few minutes.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients together with salt and pepper according to taste. Allow to cook about twenty minutes until dish looks perfect.


This dish is taken with either plain white rice or with the traditional rice dishes of Nasi Tomato, Nasi Kebuli or Nasi Briyani.

But this dish doesn’t go with the ketupat or Nasi Himpit as these are always eaten with either the satay gravy or chicken or beef rendang.

For those who wish to try something different, the pineapple fruit in this recipe is in fact interchangeable and sometimes replaced with brinjals, in which case the dish is known in Malay as Paceri Terong. 

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Well, hope you’ll try the Paceri Nenas, one of the delightful traditional dishes of the Malays in the state of Pahang.

Take it with beef or chicken rendang or fried fish, and rice, and when you get the taste of the dish you'll probably want to add more helpings of rice, and won't stop eating!

As always, from me...


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