May 16, 2011

Pineapple Rasam - Kaithachakka Rasam -Tamil kerala Recipe

Toor Dal (yellow lentils) -1/4 cup
Ripe pineapple(chopped) – ¼ cup
Tomato -1 nos (chopped)
Tamarind- lemon size
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Green chillies-2 nos (sliced)
Dried red chilli – 2 ( broken into two)
Asafoetida (hing)- a pinch
Garlic clove- 5-6 ( crushed)
For Rasam powder( or you can use instant rasam powder-2 tspn)
Cumin seeds – 1 tblspn
Whole black pepper – 1 tblspn
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tspn
Coriander seeds-1 tblspn
Dried red chilli-2
Channa dal – 1 tspn
Urad dal- 1 tspn
1.Dry roast the ingredients for rasam powder.And grind it to make powder.keep aside.
2.Cook the chopped pineapple pieces in 2 to 3 cups of water until they are done, Meanwhile pressure cook tuvar dal with turmeric in a cup of water till soft and keep aside.
3.Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.Add the asafoetida, rasam powder(which kept aside early- or  instant rasam powder), garlic,dried red chillies and curry leaves.
4.Add tomatoes and sauté it.
5.Add the tamarind extract, cooked pineapple with water,green chili and salt.
6.Bring it to a boil.
7.Garnish with coriander leaves

Serve with rice.


  1. I have long time wish to try this rasam,love the colour of the rasam and beautiful capture!

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  3. Nice rasam recipe, looks delicious. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful words.
    You too have nice space Saranya, following you:)


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  5. I can just drink this as soup looks delicious Saranya.Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Never tried pineapple rasam..looks delicious..rasam powder also looks good..!