Pineapple Rasam

Hot, sweet & sour rasam can be revelled as a comforting soup on a rainy day or winter nights. Usually south Indian rasam is prepared with tomato or lemon and also using dried neem flowers for Tamil New Year. But adding pineapple into rasam makes such a humble dish even more palatable as it lends a pleasant sweet & sour flavour.

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Pineapple rasam

I always like to prepare rasam when I want to take a light yet delicious meal. We can even make simple light meal with rice, rasam, paruppu & appalam that will make us feel hearty. Now I have prepared rasam and served with paruppu (dal), ash gourd kootu, potato podimas and appalam as shown below.

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Lunch with pineapple rasam

Pineapple rasam recipe:

I have used fresh pineapple in here but you can also try with canned pineapple.

Time taken: 15 min

Yields: 500 ml


  1. Tamarind – gooseberry sized
  2. Salt – 1 tsp
  3. Ghee – Β½ tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  5. Coriander leaves – a handful
  6. Fresh pineapple fruit (finely diced) – ΒΌ cup

For making rasam powder:

  1. Red chillies – 4 Nos.
  2. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  3. Red gram (thuvaram paruppu) – 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Peppercorns – Β½ tsp
  6. Garlic – 4 pods
  7. Fresh pineapple fruit (1″ cubes)  – 5 pieces
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Cooking Method:

  • Soak tamarind in hot water (or microwave for 1 min) and extract its juice using 500 ml water.
  • Prepare rasam podi by grinding all the ingredients except pineapple.
  • Puree the pineapple pieces by grinding them and keep aside.
grind Pineapple Rasam
  • Heat a cooking pan with ghee, add rasam powder and saute for 30 sec. or until its aroma is released.
  • Add tamarind juice, pineapple pulp, salt & curry leaves.
  • Bring it to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Keep the pan closed for few min. allowing the flavors to get infused.
  • Garnish with chopped pineapple & coriander leaves.
  • Serve flavourful rasam with hot steaming rice.
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Pineapple rasam recipe

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  1. Hey this is awesome Megala…Pineapple will give so much different and interesting flavor to the rasam..Loved the Idea..Can’t wait to try my hands on this..Awesome share !!

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