A sweet ,sour and spicy rasam , the Pineapple rasam tastes amazing when served with hot rice and papads. The chopped pineapple pieces bring a delectable sweetness to this tangy and spicy rasam .This is kind of festive rasam.

Ingredients:

    * 1/4 cup pineapple puree
    * 1/2 cup Tur dal / Red gram dal /Kandi Pappu
    * 1 tomato chopped
    * 1/4 tsp of turmeric
    * 1 1/2 tbsp Rasam powder (as required according to your taste)
    * 3 to 4 sprigs of coriander leaves
    * 1/2 tsp Jaggery or sugar
    * salt to taste
    * 2 green chillies , slit
    * 2 pineapple slices, cut into pieces

Seasoning:

    * 1 tsp of oil or Ghee / Clarified butter
    * 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
    * 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
    * A pinch asafoetida /hing
    * 1 sprig of curry leaves



Method:


1. Pressure cook tur dal with turmeric with 2 cups of water till soft and keep aside.
2. Heat a deep pan / vessel , add 3 1/2 cups of water, mashed dal, chopped tomato,chopped  pineapple pieces, salt, turmeric powder, slit green chillies, jaggery and rasam powder and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 5-8 mins, till the pineapple pieces are cooked.
3. Add pineapple puree and continue to cook on low flame for 2-3 mins, so that the pineapple absorbs the spices in the rasam.
4. Meanwhile in a small pan heat oil and add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add cumin seeds,hing, curry leaves and stir fry for a second.Turn off heat.
5.Add this to the rasam and combine.Garnishing with chopped coriander  allow it to stay on the stove for another 2 minutes. Turn off the stove and place the lid.
6. Serve with rice and a dollop of ghee and appadams or drink it just like that.


Note:

I have mentioned about Rasam Powder, you can use even the store bought ones available in Indian shops.

3 Comments:

  1. Abhilash Pillai said...
    wow! pineapple rasam. The taste would be great. I like pineapples very much. My grand parents own farm where they grow pineapples along with other vegetables.

    I often have pineapple juice when I am there.

    The loading problem still exists Sireesha. I think you should change the theme.
    Happy Cook said...
    Slurp yumm.
    simply.food said...
    Lovely and tasty perfect for cold winter evenings.

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