Real Durban Flavour – Spicy Pineapples


No trip to Durban’s beachfront is complete without making a stop at the spicy pineapple vendor!


The friendly smiles of the vendors, the contrast between sweet and heat and the unavoidable sticky pineapple juice dripping down fingers is a fond memory shared by locals and visitors alike.


While the sweet, tangy juiciness of the pineapple is a welcome reprieve to the summer heat, the bite of the chilli reminds you that this is not your average pineapple, this is a Durban pineapple.


Relive the magic (or experience for the first time) this humble, yet iconic, snack with our take on the Durban Spicy Pineapples recipe. Using our Spice Emporium Pineapple Spice, which has cinnamon, salt and more, you’ll be reaching for pineapples, all summer long.



Ingredients in bold available at The Spice Emporium

1-2 Pineapples, peeled and quartered

1 tsp Spice Emporium Pineapple Spice

1 tsp Spice Emporium Kashmiri Chilli Powder
(Kashmiri is mild with a rich red colour, however, it more heat is required, use our Medium or Hot Chilli Powders)

4 – 8 skewer sticks


  1. On a flat plate, mix the pineapple spice and the chilli powder together

  2. Securely skewer the pineapples from the short base, up.

  3. Sprinkle spice mixture over each skewer in the spice until generously covered on all sides.

  4. Serve and enjoy.



If you don’t have skewers available, cut pineapples into small squares and place in a bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture into the bowl and toss until all squares are covered. Enjoy with a fork or spoon.

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