Mar 3, 2008

Pineapple Rasam

This rasam, I learned from my MIL yesterday! Its really delicious. Lets see the receipe. The main ingredients are as follows...

  1. Pineapple pieces - 1 medium sized cup
  2. Toor Dhall - 1/4 cup (medium sized cup)
  3. Tamarind paste - 1/2 tbsp
  4. Green chillies - 3 (or acc to taste)
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Rasam Powder- 1/2 tsp (can also be avoided)
  7. Salt to taste
For seasoning:-
  1. Ghee - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
First pressure cook the toor dhall adding turmeric to it. Keep it aside. Take few pieces of pineapple and keep it aside. Grind the remaining pineapple and take out the juice from it. Keep it aside. Take a pan, put the remaining pineapple pieces, add tamarind paste, cup of water, turmeric powder, salt, green chillies, rasam powder (Optional) to it and let it cook for 5 mts. Now add the pineapple juice to it and let it again boil for another 4 mts. Now add the Toor dal with a cup of water. When the rasam starts emitting a wonderful aroma, turn off the stove. Take a small pan, pre heat the ghee, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add fenugreen seeds, asafoetida powder to it and fry it till golden brown. Pour it on top of the rasam. Garnish it with Coriander leaves.

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