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Pineapple Rasam

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Rasam is a south Indian soup often served for lunch or dinner as the second main course .Pineapple rasam is an exotic and aromatic variety popular in many region. This delicious and aromatic rasam also is known to be excellent for digestion so it serve hot with steaming cup of rice or just enjoy as a comforting soup.
Ingredients
  Pineapple 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato 1 Medium, chopped
  Boiled toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), sliced
  Green chilies 3 Medium, slitted
  Curry leaves 18 Medium
  Rasam powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Clarified butter/Ghee 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Teaspoon
  Jaggery 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely (for garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1.In a blender, add half the pineapple and make a puree. Keep aside.

MAKING
2.In a pot, bring the water to a rolling boil
3.Drop the chopped tomatoes.
4.Pour in the cooked toor dal and the remaining pineapple cubes. Give it a stir.
5.Add the crushed garlic, slit green chilies and a few curry leaves.
6.Spoon in the turmeric powder and the rasam powder.
7.Cook for 15 minutes until the pineapple cubes are tender.
8.Season with salt and pour in the pineapple puree.
9.Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
10.In a separate pan, melt the clarified butter.
11.Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and the rest of the curry leaves.
12.Saute the contents of the pan together and temper the simmering rasam.
13.Add the jaggery and finish off.

SERVING
14.Garnish with coriander and serve piping hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
South Indian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Sweet Sour
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Pineapple
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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