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South Indian Pineapple Rasam

Hi friends, today we are going to see another recipe from South India. It’s Pineapple Rasam. Rasam can be called as soup for better understanding. There are various kinds of Rasam . It is a must dish in a South Indian feast.No feast is complete without Rasam. Even each and every household makes it in everyday menus.

Rasam aids in digestion. The important ingredients added in rasam are jeera/cumin seeds, pepppercorns, asafoetida and tamarind extract. The other ingredients varies depending on the recipe. Our today’s recipe Pineapple rasasm have a mixed taste from pineapple and tomato. Unlike other rasam recipes we don’t use tamarind extract in this. I tried this recipe years back for the first time. It was like love at first taste..lol. From that on I always make when we buy Pineapple or I buy Pineapple purposefully to make rasam.

South Indian Pineapple Rasam

In my earlier days of cooking, rasam was one of the dish I found hard to get perfection. I thought I can even manage to make non-veg curries, but rasam is one toughest dish. But later on I learnt to manage to make good rasam.Even though I made this Pineapple rasam lot of times, taking a beautiful pictures are always a painful thing. Rasam is one dish which is so hard to be presented beautifully to match it’s taste. I hope I did some justice to it this time.Pineapple rasam is usually had with rice. The side dish goes best with this rasam is Jeera aloo , Cauliflower Pepper fry , Okra fry , Simple fish fry , Masala fish fry.


I first time tried this Pineapple rasam from this site . But I vaguely followed the recipe and did it on my own method.This have a little sweet and tangy taste which is its unique. I will be more than happy if you tried this. Don’t forget to give your valuable feedback.

INGREDIENTS

Pineapple chunks – 1 cup

Toor dal – 1/4 cup

Tomato – 1 big chopped roughly

Asafoetida – a generous pinch

Salt – as required

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – few

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

To grind

Jeera seeds – 1 tsp

Pepper corns – 1/4 tsp

Garlic pods – 2

METHOD

Preparation before cooking

  • Pressure cook toor dal with required water. When its cooked mash it .
  • Puree half of the pineapple chunks and keep aside.
  • Grind all ingredients under ‘to grind’ to a coarse paste . Do not add water.
  • In a bowl add pineapple puree, ground spices. Add half of tomato chunks and mash it well with hand.
  • Add 1 cup of water to it. Keep aside.

Cooking

  • In a pan, heat oil . Crackle mustard seeds.  Add curry leaves and remaining pineapple chunks.
  • Saute’ for few seconds and add remaining tomato pieces.
  • Saute’ till tomato becomes mushy. Add the pineapple puree mix we already made. Add asafoetida.
  • Let it boil for 2 minutes.
  • Now add cooked and mashed toor dal along with water. Add required water and salt.
  • Let it boil thoroughly in medium heat for atleast 5 minutes or raw smell goes.
  • Add coriander leaves before 1 minute of switching off the flame.
  • Serve warm along with rice.
4.88 from 8 votes
South Indian Pineapple Rasam
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1 big Tomato chopped roughly
  • Asafoetida a generous pinch
  • Salt as required
  • Curry leaves few
  • Coriander leaves few
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
To Grind
  • 1 tsp Jeera seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 Garlic pods
Instructions
  1. Preparation before cooking

  2. Pressure cook toor dal with required water. When its cooked mash it .

  3. Puree half of the pineapple chunks and keep aside.

  4. Grind all ingredients under 'to grind' to a coarse paste . Do not add water.

  5. In a bowl add pineapple puree, ground spices. Add half of tomato chunks and mash it well with hand.

    Add 1 cup of water to it. Keep aside.

Cooking
  1. In a pan, heat oil . Crackle mustard seeds.  Add curry leaves and remaining pineapple chunks.

  2. Saute' for few seconds and add remaining tomato pieces.

  3. Saute' till tomato becomes mushy. Add the pineapple puree mix we already made. Add asafoetida.

    Let it boil for 2 minutes.

  4. Now add cooked and mashed toor dal along with water. Add required water and salt.

  5. Let it boil thoroughly in medium heat for atleast 5 minutes or raw smell goes.

  6. Add coriander leaves before 1 minute of switching off the flame.

    Serve warm along with rice.

 

 

South Indian Pineapple Rasam

 

Have a closer look.

 

Recipe loosely adapted from Here.

47 Comments

  1. That looks super yum! loved the presentation and pictures as well ..keeping it in my future to-cook list 🙂

    1. Thank you so much dear 😊.. when you try let me know how it turns ☺.

  2. Oh, that looks yummy. I should really get into Indian food. I have actually never tried it. I have only now realized how cute and awesome your blog looks!! I love the colors (hello, pink!!), the header image and the general look. You’re doing amazingly, my friend. Love.

    1. Thank you so much dear 😊..these words are really encouraging. I recommend highly that you should try some Indiancuisine. I’m sure you will love it. I’m glad that I took step to change theme of my site. I really broke my head to design that header image. But when I hear your compliments I feel that those hard-working really worthy 😊. Thank you again dear 😊

  3. Superb Recipe Lathi. I never tried it. I will try soon.. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Malini😊..do share your feedback when you try 😊

  4. Rasam with pineapple.. heard first time. Looking very yummy and tempting

    1. It’s quite a interesting dish dear 😊.. give a try, you will love it.. Thank you 😊

  5. oooooooooh pineapple in a rasam! Got to try soon!

    1. Do try dear and don’t forget to tell me your feedback ☺

  6. Will try this Latha!

  7. Listening for the first time, I fond of rasam and first time heard about pineapple and a must try at home thanks.

    1. Thank you.. let me know when you try

  8. I also make this rasam.. it is so flaavourful..

  9. Pineapple rasam sounds super yummy. Unique and new recipe. Fabulous share.

  10. This pineapple rasam looks absolutely delicious. Anything with pineapple in it is a winner with me.

  11. I am a big fan of pineapple rasam Lathi and am glad to have one more recipe for it.

    1. Thank you Sandhya, hope you will give a try

  12. This is interesting, pineapple in a Rasam…never heard of it

  13. Super duper recipe, just in time for Onam too

    1. Do try it dear… love to know your feedback.. Thank you 😊

  14. Lathiya, Rasams of all kinds are most welcome at home. Though we dont make it often now but once a month, I make it a point to enjoy a piping hot cup of rasam as soup. Ideal for all seasons actually. Great share and it looks delicious with the pineapple chunks.

  15. Oh wow rasam with pineapple looks so yummy. I have never tried rasam till yet but tasted so many times, pineapple in rasam sounds so delicious. Will try sure. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Do let me know how it goes when you try.. thank you 😊

  16. Anonymous

    I would love to drown a bowl of steamed rice in this delicious rasam for a perfectly comforting rainy day meal. Sounds delicious and light on stomach.

    1. Your words make me to try this rasam now.. Thank you 😊

  17. Pineapple rasam sounds so flavorful ..would love to try out this recipe soon..thanks for the Love share .

    1. Do try and let me know your thoughts… thank you 😊

  18. code2cook

    this rasam with pineapple is an exciting combination. Love this recipe.

  19. I have never tried rasam! But your recipe is tempting me to try it, I like the idea of using pineapple.

    1. Do try.. you will love the flavor and let me know your feedback… Thank you 😊

  20. This is new to me, must try it sometime. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Do try Jaya… thank you 😊

  21. sapna

    My favorite dish from south indian cuisine is rasam and this one looks tempting.

  22. I love Rasam and this pineapple rasam looks fabulous. Wonderful share Lathiya.

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