Pineapple rasam is a varaint of usual rasam. Rasam is the most common dish in South India.
Rasam is a spicy tangy soup made with tamarind and spices. This pineapple rasam is a lovely variety of rasam. having complex flavors, its spicy, tangy, and faintly sweet. The sweet tangy pineapple gives such a nice fruity flavor to the rasam. Try this pineapple rasam and you will like it for its uniqueness.
Serve pineapple rasam with steamed rice or you can even have it as an appetizer soup.
I haven’t tried pineapple rasam before. This is the first time and it out awesome. The sweetness and sourness of the pineapple along with the spices gives a divine taste.
- Pineapple – 2 slices (round)
- Garlic pods – (3-4)
- Rasam powder – 2 tsp
- Cooked thoor dal – 1⁄2 cup
- Tomato – 1
- Green chili – 1
- Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
- Coriander leaves – 3 sprigs
- Rock salt – 1⁄2 tsp
- Hing – 1⁄4 tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1⁄2 tsp
- Oil – 1⁄2 tbsp
- Grind 1 slice of pineapple in mixer grinder and make it into a fine paste. Keep it aside.
- Take a bowl. Add garlic, rasam powder, hing, green chili and salt. Crush it well using the ladle.
- Add half tomato to it and mash it well using the ladle.
- Now add curry leaves and pineapple paste to it. Mix it well.
- Add mashed thoor dal and some water to it and heat it.
- Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai.
- Add mustard seeds, finely chopped pineapple, finely chopped tomato and curry leaves. Saute it for a minute.
- When the pineapple rasam starts to boil add the tempering and finely chopped coriander leaves.
- Tasty pineapple rasam is ready
- In tempering, cumin seeds and red chili can be added.
- A generous pinch of turmeric powder can also be added in rasam preparation.
- Instead of readymade rasam powder instead rasam powder can also be used. Grind pepper pods, red chili, cumin seeds, curry leaves and hing in a mixer grinder for instant rasam powder.