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Jul 2, 2014

Pineapple Rasam Recipe

Can you believe this is my 12th rasam recipe..Which mean i have 11 variety of rasam in this blog. Amazing isn't. And one more thing to tell you, i have two more rasam recipe coming up. And one more thing, my mission is to post 100 rasam recipe in this blog, hmm may be 50 or may be 25. Ok i know it is getting a kind of weird. I am like that, I cannot stop talking, please bear with me..

Now coming to this recipe, it is made with pineapples, i know pineapples taste great in gravies from my pineapple pulisery recipe. So i was not at all surprised when i came across this recipe. Instead i tried it immediately and it was mouthwatering..So try this out and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Oil -1 tsp
Pineapples - 1 cup chopped finely
Tomatoes - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chilli - 1 slit
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Rasam Powder - 2 tblspn or to taste
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1/4 cup cooked and mashed
Coriander Leaves a hanful finely chopped

For Rasam Masala:
Peppercorns / Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 fat cloves

For Grinding:
Tomatoes - 1 medium size chopped
Pineapples - 3/4 cup chopped

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida/ Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Curry leaves a sprig


Grind pepper, cumin and garlic to a coarse mix. Set aside. Grind pineapples and tomatoes to a smooth puree and set aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai. Add in chopped pineapples, chillies and tomatoes and give a good saute. Add in crushed masala and mix well.

Add in salt, sugar, turmeric powder, rasam masala, ground pineapple mix and mix well. 

Pour in water and toor dal. Bring everything to a good boil.

Once it reached a boil, turn the heat off.

Make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard, cumin, hing, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Pour this over the rasam and mix well.

Add in lots of chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

These are to grind

For seasoning

Take the grinding ingredients in a blender

crush them

remove them to a bowl

Now in the same blender, take pineapples and tomatoes

puree them

Heat oil

Add in chopped pineapples, tomatoes and green chillies

saute for a min

add in crushed masala

saute for a min
add in salt, sugar and turmeric powder

add in pureed tomatoes and pineapples

mix well

add in rasam powder

give a good mix

pour water

mix well

add in cooked dal

bring it to boil

once it reaches a boil. turn the heat off

make seasoning, by heating some oil

add in seasoning stuffs

pour it into the curry

mxi well

add in lots of chopped coriander leaves

cover the pan with a lid, till serving



  1. What a mouthwatering rssam love to hv it

  2. You are amazing Aarthi. Pineapple is in season i will definitely try this. do you have more recipes with pineapple? Would love to read them.

  3. @ritzCheck this out

  4. Hey Aarthi,
    I made this rasam, and entire family loved it..
    I am religiously following your site...from Melbourne!
    Love your style of writing and recipes...
    I hope I will start baking soon..
    I had a question, I have unopened 300ml thickened cream jar, 4 days past best before date..what should I make of it?
    methi malai matar maybe?
    Thank you.


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