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Pineapple rasam

Pineapple rasam recipe | Pineapple paruppu rasam

Pineapple rasam is a popular rasam or South Indian soup variety tasting mild sweet and sour with the right amount of spice and flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Rasam, Soup
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal


To grind:

  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Pineapple chopped

To crush:

  • 4 Garlic pods
  • 2 tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds

To make Rasam:

  • 1 cup Chopped pineapple
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 4 Red chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cooked dal
  • Coriander leaves



  • Clean and peel the outer skin of pineapple. Choose aptly ripen pineapple to make the rasam.
  • Remove the thick fibers and core hard part of the pineapple and chop into small pieces. We need approximately two cups of pineapple.
  • Grind 2 small tomatoes and a cup of pineapple into a coarse paste. Set aside.
  • Also crush or pulse 4 garlic cloves with 2tsp of cumin seeds and 2tsp of peppercorns. Set aside.
  • Cook and mash toor dal. We need 2tbsp of cooked toor dal.

Recipe for pineapple paruppu rasam:

  • Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan and add a tsp of mustard seeds, 4 split red chillies and a few fresh curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds pop and splutter. Be careful here with hot oil.
  • Add a 1/4 tsp of asafoetida and the next cup of pineapple. Saute well for a minute until pineapple becomes soft.
  • Next add tomato pineapple blend with a cup of water. Let this mix cook well for atleast 5mins to remove the raw flavor of tomatoes.
  • Add quarter tsp of turmeric powder and 1.5tsp of salt.
  • Adjust the consistency of the rasam by adding 2 cups of water.
  • Let the pineapple rasam come to a boiling consistency add 2tbsp of cooked toor dal. Also add the garlic pepper crush.
  • Mix well and switch off the pineapple rasam when it is frothing. Sprinkle some coriander leaves for extra flavor.
  • Serve pineapple dal rasam with hot rice or as a soup.



1. Use ripe pineapple to get a nice sweet and sour tasty rasam.
2. Cooked toor dal gives a good balance to the sourness. You can omit dal and make it as plain tomato pineapple rasam.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 180kcal
Keyword annasipazha rasam, pineapple dal rasam, Pineapple rasam
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