Pineapple Rasam

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Pineapple Rasam

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Pineapple is a seasonal fruit and now available in plenty for 2-3 months of a year. It is available in huge sizes which ranges from 5-6 K.G by weight. It is sweet-sour in taste, but the ripened variety is so sweet that we need no sugar  at all while we prepare juice /milkshake. I have already put up pineapple pudding, mango-pineapple sweet sour dish (ambo anannas sasam) and would like to put up pineapple rasam which really tastes great with rice and a spicy curry.  It is very simple and easy recipe.  Why don’t you give a try?

What you need to have:

1. Pineapple chopped – 1  and 1/2 cup

2. Toor Dal – 2 Tablespoons

3. Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

4. Green chilly – 2

5. Ginger – 1/2 “: piece

6. Rasam powder –  1 Teaspoon (home made)

7. Salt – To taste

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Red chilly – 1

3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon

4. Asafoetida powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

5. Curry leaves – 2-3 Strings

6. Lime juice – 1/4 Teaspoon (optional if the fruit is not very sweet))

7. Cooking oil – 2 Teaspoons

Ingredients of Pineapple Rasam

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and peel pineapple, and chop it into 1-2″ pieces and keep it aside as shown in image-1.  Also wash and slit green chilly, wash and chop ginger too.

2. Cook chopped pineapple in a separate vessel on medium flame till soft.

Chopped pineapple being cooked

3. Soak toor dal in the cooker with turmeric powder and a little oil and cook it as usual for 20 minutes till soft.  Transfer it to a cooking bowl and cook it with slit green chilly, chopped ginger from step-1 on low flame.

Cooked dal being boiled with green chilly

4. Add cooked pineapple pieces from step-2 to it and add required quantity of salt, rasam powder, water to bring it to the required pouring consistency and boil it on low flame. Squeeze lemon juice to it if the fruit is very sweet to get the tangy flavour to the dish.

5. Place a spatula with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil on low flame. When hot, add mustard seeds and cumin to it. When it splutters, add broken red chilli pieces, asafoetida powder (hing) and curry leaves to it.  The seasoning is ready now.

Seasoning in progress

6. Season it to the boiling rasam from step-4. Close it with a lid. Serve hot with rice and a spicy side dish.  Yummmmmmmmmm!!!!!!

Seasoned Pineapple Rasam

7. Just pour it into a bowl on cooling.  It can even be sipped cool!!!!!!

Ready to serve Pineapple Rasam

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Good to remember:

1. Ideally, pineapple should be just ripe for the dish. Extra ripe fruit will spoil the taste of the dish.

2. Sweet-sour variety will be a better option so that Lemon can be avoided.

3. Toor-dal should be cooked to a smooth consistency to enhance the taste and aroma for rasam

4. Should be served with a spicy side dish like the potato song, a Konkani specialty or any other spicy dish of your choice.

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14 thoughts on “Pineapple Rasam

    sharath said:
    June 6, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Tried this. turned out great – it seems like this is conceptually similar to tomato rasam but its the pineapple that provides the tangy/sourness to it.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 6, 2011 at 8:13 am

      Hi Pinku,

      Grea8! I don’t think anybody else other than u might have tried it so fast man from this blog.

    Priya said:
    June 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Yumm, feel like having some rasam rite now,simply irresistible and comforting..

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Hi Priya,

      Epdi irkel????????? Thanx a lot for visiting my site.

    Shilpa Rao said:
    June 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Excellent one Pachi!!! Cant wait to try it out!!!

    Regards,

    Shilpa

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Shilpa dear,

      Where r u missing??Long time i have heard from u??????

        Shilpa Rao said:
        June 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm

        Very much here will be visiting Mangalore in August. But I visit your site every single day!!!!

        Regards

        Shilpa

    Sahana Kini said:
    June 19, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Hi Pratibhakka,

    Never heard of that one before but sounds good. Will try it if and when I find time with my busy schedules. Lovely blog !!

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 19, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Hi Sahana,

      How r u both??????????Nice to hear from you. Thanx a lot for ur encouraging comments.

    Sahana Kini said:
    June 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    We are fine Pratibhakka., thanks. We will be coming to India during Ganesh Chaturthi, will see you then xxx

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Sahana,

      Chouthi ayilthedna melyan, okay???????

        Sahana Kini said:
        June 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm

        Fine !! Keep up the good work and keep our Parkala family name flying high

    Shilpa Sunil Rao said:
    June 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hi Pachi,

    I prepared this Rasam last night and everyone liked it, esp my kids they slurped it saying Pineapple soup!!!!! My Son likes anything made from pineapple so this was indeed a treat for him.

    Thanks for such innovative recipe.

    Regards,

    Shilpa Rao

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      Thanx for ur feed back .

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