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pineapple rasam recipe

pineapple rasam recipe with step by step photos – spicy, tangy and lightly sweet rasam made with pineapple, lentils and spices.

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. this flavor blends well with the pungency of the spices and herbs added. 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.

if you are looking for more rasam recipes then do check tomato rasam, tamarind rasam, pepper cumin rasam, garlic rasam, dal rasam, lemon coriander rasam and rasam recipe without rasam powder.

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step by step pineapple rasam recipe:

1. cook ¼ cup tuvar dal (pigeon pea lentils) in a pressure cooker with ¾ to 1 cup water and ⅛ tsp turmeric powder. cook for 5 to 6 whistles or more till the lentils have softened completely. if cooking in a pan, then soak the lentils for an hour. drain and then cook them with required amount of water.

dal for pineapple rasam recipe

2. mash the dal very well with a spoon or wired whisk and keep aside.

dal for pineapple rasam recipe

3. in a mortar, take 2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp black pepper and 5 to 6 medium sized garlic cloves.

spices for pineapple rasam recipe

4. crush coarsely with the pestle. keep aside. you can also use a small grinder to crush these spices.

spices for pineapple rasam recipe

5. chop pineapple in small cubes and keep aside. you will need 1 cup of pineapple cubes.

pineapple for pineapple rasam recipe

6. now add half of the chopped pineapple cubes in a grinder jar or small blender.

pineapple for pineapple rasam recipe

7. blend to a smooth puree. take this puree in a bowl and keep aside.

pineapple puree for pineapple rasam recipe

8. to the same jar, add 1 medium tomato, quartered or roughly chopped.

tomato for pineapple rasam recipe

9. pulse the jar a couple of times to crush the tomatoes. you don’t need to make a puree. you can even crush the tomatoes with your hands.

tomatoes for pineapple rasam recipe

10. heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pot or pan. add ½ tsp mustard seeds and crackle them.

mustard for pineapple rasam recipe

11. now add the coarse paste of garlic+pepper+cumin and 2 to 3 dry red chilies. stir.

spices for pineapple rasam recipe

12. add 6 to 7 curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida.

curry leaves for pineapple rasam recipe

13. stir and then add crushed tomatoes.

tomatoes for pineapple rasam recipe

14. saute for 2 to 3 minutes on a low to medium flame till the raw aroma of tomatoes goes away. you should also be able to see the oil at the sides.

making pineapple rasam recipe

15. add the pineapple puree.

dal for pineapple rasam recipe

16. stir very well and saute for 2 minutes.

making pineapple rasam recipe

17. then add the mashed dal.

making pineapple rasam recipe

18. next add the remaining half of the chopped pineapple cubes. stir.

making pineapple rasam recipe

19. add 1.5 cups water.

making pineapple rasam recipe

20. add 1 to 2 tsp rasam powder. rasam powder is optional and you even skip if you don’t have it.

making pineapple rasam recipe

21. season with salt as per taste.


22. stir very well and bring the rasam to a simmer on low to medium flame, without the lid for 8 to 9 minutes.

simmer pineapple rasam

23. garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve pineapple rasam hot with steamed rice or as an appetizer soup.

pineapple rasam recipe

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