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Pineapple Rasam

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Pineapple Rasam

When I eat rice for lunch, rasam is a must and the meal is never complete without it. And more so during the monsoon as this piping hot comfort soup soothes the soul. There are numerous versions of this simple soup and one of my favorite is an exotic South Indian delicacy, Pineapple Rasam. Refreshing ripe pineapple is put to good use in a spiced rasam to yield well balanced flavors – a tangy, sweet and and spicy rasam.

Pineapple Rasam Recipe

Preparation: 25-30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: South Indian

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup cooked tur dal/red gram dal/kandi pappu

1 tomato, chopped or pureed

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

1-2 green chilies, slit

1 1/2 tsps home made rasam powder

1/4 cup pineapple puree

2 pineapple slices, cut into 1″ pieces

1 tsp jaggery or sugar

few fresh curry leaves

salt to taste

3 1/2 cups water

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

pinch of asafoetida/hing/inguva

few fresh curry leaves

2 tsps ghee

1 Heat a deep vessel, add 3 1/2 cups of water, mashed dal, chopped tomato, pineapple pieces, salt, turmeric pwd, green chilies, few fresh curry leaves, jaggery and rasam pwd and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 5 mts, till the pineapple pieces are cooked.
2 Add pineapple puree and continue to cook on medium flame for 2-3 mts.
3 Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and as they splutter, add cumin seeds and curry leaves and stir fry for a few seconds. Add asafoetida and turn off heat.
4 Add this to the rasam and combine. Turn off heat and place lid. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with white rice and appadams.

Pineapple Rasam Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: pineapple

When I eat rice for lunch, rasam is a must and the meal is never complete without it. And more so during the monsoon as this piping hot comfort soup soothes the soul. There are numerous versions of this simple soup and one of my favorite is an exotic South Indian delicacy, Pineapple Rasam.

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By • Aug 2nd, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Soup Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Podi Recipes, South Indian Recipes

  • http://gaurigharpure.blogspot.com Gauri

    so unique!

  • chitra

    I find using ghee for tadka for any type of rasam enhances the aroma & taste. What do you say, Madam?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Couldn’t agree more. :)

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    wow.. lovely rasam.. never thought of adding pineapple..

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Sailu, that must have tasted divine. I don’t think I would even need rice to go with it as I can just drink it all up :)

  • http://www.foodfor7stagesoflife.com RV

    You make even the simple recipe look gorgeous and yumm.

  • rajani

    Hai Sailu,
    It has a different taste and so delicious. Thanks for this variety of rasam you have given us.

  • http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/ AshaLatha R K Prasad

    Hello! This prep is so really tempting & awesome…. Would love to try it someday….. Hugs ))))

    Ash….

  • satya

    Hello Sailugaru!
    Hope to try this new rasam variety. Is it Ripe Pineapple Fruit?
    I’ve gone through your recipe “Pineapple Rasam”. Let me know why do you add pineapple puree. Is it necessary to add? do you get this puree in the stores? Secondly in the above process the rasam powder is added in the Ist step. I think the powder should be added only at the end of the process. Do u agree?
    Thank U

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Yes, use ripe pineapple. Its important to add pineapple puree for a deeper pineapple flavored rasam. You can add rasam pwd either in the beginning or towards the end of process.

  • http://www.sailajakitchen.com Sailaja Damodaran

    vaangasamaykalaam.blogspot.com, looks like they stole ur rasam image.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Thanks for informing me.

  • sandhya

    Dear sailu,
    U mentioned pineapple puree..How did u make that? we get tinned pineapple slices immersed in pineapple liquid (juice) here in USA. Should i use that?
    Pls help!

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Use fresh pineapple puree and fresh pineapple to make this rasam.

  • Veena

    I had some leftover pineapples and used it to make rasam, turned out yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

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    it is really great

  • Neelima

    Thanks a lot for this recipe!!How did you make pineapple puree?

    • Anonymous

      Peel the pineapple and cut into small pieces and blend to a puree.

    • Anonymous

      Peel the pineapple and cut into small pieces and blend to a puree.

    • Anonymous

      Peel the pineapple and cut into small pieces and blend to a puree.