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.


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

  2. Love this rasam very much,inviting..

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

  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.

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

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

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

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


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