Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pineapple Rasam

My favorite fruit for cooking is pineapple. Only after living in the south I have learnt to use it in cooking. This is a very flavorful rasam that can lift your spirits in minutes and those chunky pineapple pieces taste awesome and juicy. I love rasam and rice when one consciously wants a light tummy. On my bros birthday we ate so much in the day that this was the obvious choice for a dinner. 

Here is how it is made.

Ingredients

1 cup pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon rasam powder
1 green chili slit
handful of curry leaves
handful of cilantro
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup tamarind pulp
500 ml water
salt to taste

Heat oil. Splutter Mustard. Add the asafoetida, green chili, curry leaves. Let it crispen a bit. Then add the pineapple chunks. Cover and cook for 5 mins. Once pineapple is cooked add the rasam powder and tamarind extract. Add all the water. Boil vigorously for 5-7 mins till the masala gets cook. Sprinkle the chopped cilantro and put of the heat. 

Serve hot with piping hot steamed rice or sip it in a cup. Life's simple pleasures will come to you.

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9 comments:

  1. love pineapple and pineapple kesari used to be my favourite. like this idea of pineapple rasam, flavourful, sweet and tangy...looks wonderful.

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  2. Love this rasam very much,inviting..

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  3. LOVED it! Pineapple is my fav too! I love pineapple gojju! Am making this tomorrow. Faraal prep can wait!

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  4. Gals give your self this rasam treat :)
    @Saee infact this is ideal for faral making days coz u wld be tasting the faral. This makes a perfect light meal in Diwali time.

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  5. wow!!!
    explanation itself is mouthwatering!!
    sure will try it :)

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  6. Hey Anjali, which rasam powder do you use ?

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  7. Hey Vinaya, I use MTR. Which one do you use?

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  8. Man luv d recipe W O N D E R F U L

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