Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pineapple Rasam/ Clear Soup

          Rasam is a must in the lunch menu when my husband is around. Most of the times, I use the ready made rasam powder and it'll usually be a tomato, lemon or garlic rasam. I had this small tin of pineapples, when thinking about how to finish it, this Pineapple Rasam popped up. Though I've had it many times and made it at home a couple of times, I was not really satisfied with the taste. This time, I used freshly ground powder and I don't know what, everything fell into place and the rasam was very flavorful and tasted awesome, this one's a keeper..

Need To Have

  • Pineapple - 2 rings - tinned
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Cooked Tuvar Dal - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Dried Red Chilly - 1
  • Curry Leaves - 5
  • Coriander Leaves - 1 tablespoon chopped

To Powder

  • Dried Red Chilly - 1
  • Coriander Seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Peppercorns - 1/2 teaspoon


          Grind together all the ingredients given under 'to powder'. Chop the tomatoes and the pineapple slices.

          Heat some oil, add the tomatoes and pineapple pieces, saute till the tomatoes start turning mushy, add the ground powder, cooked tuvar dal, 2 cups water and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes.

          Add the chopped curry leaves and coriander and switch off. Heat a teaspoon of oil, add the mustard and cumin seeds, when it starts spluttering add the dried red chilly and asafoetida and switch off. Add this to the rasam and serve hot with rice.

If using fresh pineapple and if it's not really sweet, add a teaspoon of jaggery, mine was sweet since it's preserved in sugar syrup.
Before switching off, if you feel the rasam is too thick, then add a little water.
The tuvar dal is cooked with a pinch of turmeric powder.
The quantity is enough for 3 to 4 servings.         
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  1. Ahh..i love this different flavour of Rasam!!

  2. Shud try this once:) looks tempting

  3. Delicious pineapple rasam Hema, I haven't tried one, sure going to try.

  4. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

  5. Yum! I dont make them at home. I always enjoy it when we have family get togethers and they serve pineapple rasam.

  6. haven't tried this... but would love to.. pineapple and little spice... tempting
    Noel Collectionsk

  7. Though i have heard about it, havent tasted it yet.. Looks so delicious and tempting.

  8. First time heard of this rasam !!! Looks yummy and flavorful..
    Thanks for sharing the recipe !!!
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  9. Hi thr,

    an award for you to honour..


  10. Seriously i want that whole vessel of flavourful rasam for my lunch rite now,super tempting.

  11. lovely vessel with tasty rasam...

  12. Lovely rasam..love ur pot and clicks..awesome !!

  13. Have been meaning to try this Hema. Very tempting.

  14. like the flavor of pineapple :) will try it..

  15. have never tried pineapple in rasam.. looks soo good hema!

  16. It is a speciality rasam and you have explained in such easily doable steps. Thanks you for sharing.

  17. flavorful rasam.. bookmarked!

  18. I make rasam very frequently, but never tried pineapple rasam! very intriguing! Would love to try it out... does it make the rasam sweeter than usual? I prsonaly add a little jaggery anyway to my rasam for an extra layer of flavor :)