Pineapple Rasam

 Pineapple rasam is one of my favourites especially
the one served in a tamilian wedding. The flavour of the  pineapple  and the tangy taste of the rasam is too hard
to resist.

INGREDIENTS
Pineapple(cut
into small cubes)
1/2
cup
Tomato
2
Tuvar
dal
1/4
cup
Green
chillies
2
Ginger
1/2”
Mustard
1tsp
Cumin
seeds
1/2tsp
Oil
1tsp
Curry
leaves
few
Corainder
1
tbsp
TO BE GROUND INTO SPICE POWDER
Pepper
1tsp
Cumin
seeds
1tsp
Red
chillies
2

PREPARATION
Cook the dal with enough water and mash it well.
Keep aside
Cut the tomatoes and chillies  and ginger into small pieces
Dry roast the ingredients under the spice powder table
and grind it coarsely
Grind half of the pineapple into a smooth paste
Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. When
it splutters add curry leaves, ginger, cut tomatoes and pineapple and saute
till the pineapple becomes soft
Add the cooked dal and enough water that is needed
for the rasam consistency and cook on a low flame
Add salt, spice powder and let it boil  for few minutes
Now reduce the fire and add the ground pineapple
paste cook on low fire for 2 minutes and switch off
Temper the mustard and cumin seeds in oil and pour
on the hot rasam
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves

Serve warm

Veena

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