Pineapple rasam is one of our favourite rasam.I have not heard anyone making it at home often or regularly as often as they make paruppu rasam or tomato rasam.I remeber tasting it in some weddings.Right from then i fell in love with it.My mom used to make it when we have some special guests and everyone used to drink it in cups and enjoy!
Later when i started cooking i learnt to make on my own and started to make it and slowly my daughters also got a taste for it and now it has become our favourite.The sweetness and the tangy flavour of pineapple is what is special about it.
You can either cut it into blocks and add it or if you really like the pineapple flavour like we do you can make a puree of pineapple in the blender and add it to the rasam.It need not boil and cook.
You will Need
- A small lemon sized ball of Tamrind
- One Large Tomato
- A few Pineapple round slices
- 1/4 cup of Tur dhal
- 1/8 th of Turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Rasam Powder
- Salt to Taste
- One tbs chopped Coriander leaves
- One sprig of Curry leaves
- One tsp Ghee
- Onne tsp Mustard seeds
1.Soak Tamrind in hot water for ten to fifteen minutes
Enjoy the rasam with some hot mashed rice and ghee with any curry or applam or enjoy it as a soup.
- You can add a little pepper and cumin powder for extra spice and flavour.
- You can even make fresh rasam powder if you are making large quantities or for a party.
- You can try this recipe with lemon insted of tamarind.Boil in plain water and at the end add lemon juice.Do not boil after adding lemon juice.
- You can serve the rasam as an appetizer or a soup.