Pineapple Rasam

Pineapple rasam

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     Today’s recipe is Pineapple rasam. Surprised? Well don’t be, it is simply awesome. I tasted pineapple rasam for the first time at my Tamil Brahmin friend, Saraswathy’s home. I liked it so much that I had it like a soup. It has a very distinct flavor with the addition of pineapple,and the tadka which is done in ghee.You can have it as a side-dish for rice or as a soup. Its so very yummy with its sweet, spicy and tangy flavors!   Please do not skip ghee, while doing the tadka. That is where the magic happens! It gives a very nice aroma and taste to this dish. So do not forget to make this when you buy pineapple next time.  Here is the recipe.

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1. Pineapple – 1 cup, cut into small cubes

Tomato – 1.5 medium-small, chopped

Green chilly – 1, slit

Curry leaves – A few

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Rasam powder – 1 tsp

Salt – To taste

2. Toor dal –  3 tbsp, (Pressure cook toor dal adding enough water (around 1/2 cup or so) for 2 – 3 whistles. When pressure releases, open the lid and mash the dal using the back of a spoon/thavi and set aside.)

3. Cilantro – 3 tbsp, chopped to garnish

To temper

4. Ghee – 2 tsp

5. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1 – 2

Hing – 1 pinch


1. Combine the pineapple pieces, tomato, green chilly , curry leaves, turmeric powder, rasam powder and enough salt in a sauce pan. Add 1.5 – 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the mashed toor dal. Turn the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes until frothy. Switch off.

2. In a small pan, heat ghee and splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies. Add hing, mix well and pour this over the rasam. Serve hot.


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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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