12 November 2014

PINEAPPLE RASAM - South Indian Speciality

Pineapple rasam is mainly served in South Indian Weddings and some times at Hotel Saravana Bhavan most of the days they serve Mysore rasam. 

I love the aroma n flavors of this rasam. But never prepared this at home. The full pineapple which i picked up from the store made me crave for some tangy spicy pineapple rasam which would be perfect with some hot rice for lunch. Since it's been pouring so heavily for last couple of days. 

What you need:

Pineapple chunks - 1 cup, chopped
Tomato puree - 1/4 cup
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup, pressure cooked n mashed
Green chillies - 2 nos, slit
Turmeric powder, pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Salt as reqd
Asafoetida - a pinch

For Rasam powder:
Red chillies - 4 nos
Thoor Dhal - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - pinch

Dry roast and powder until coarse.

How to make:
Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves once it splutters add 2 cups water, turmeric powder, tomato puree, green chillies and allow to boil.

Once it starts add pineapple chunks, dhal, salt and bring to boil in 5 mins approx.

Add rasam powder mix well when the foam starts to form simmer in low and in 2 mins turn the heat add chopped coriander and serve hot with rice n some curry!!


  1. It is ages since I have taken this rasam.The feasts in the modern day marriages have undergone sea changes that traditional items are conspicuous by their absence.
    I would love to have a glass of this hot rasam.

  2. Perfect rasam for cold season..tempting !!

  3. Awesome rasam,love ur clicks

  4. I have been wanting to try this for ever, I think it’s a great recipe to bookmark. Thanks for posting.

  5. lovely goblet of rasam..wish i could sip it:)

  6. Delicious rasam with pineapple...will try sometime!

  7. Love the presentation.. rasam looks very nice..