Pineapple Rasam Recipe By Veena Theagarajan

Pineapple is my favourite. However after moving to SG I cannot eat Indian pineapple. I get soar throat the moment I have it. However SG ones esp honey pineapple is ok with me. My kids are not big fan of pineapple. So whenever I go out for lunch with friends I always take pineapple juice. Recently if I make dishes with pineapple kids have it also. So I do pineapple based dishes. I have posted Pineapple Kesari, Pineapple Rice, Pineapple smoothie before. Today I am posting another dish with Pineapple Pineapple Rasam 

Pineapple- 1 Cup
Tomato - 2 (Finely chopped)
Rasam Powder - 1.5 teaspoon
Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
Cooked Thuvar dhal / Toor Dal - 1/2 Cup
Salt as required
Curry Leaves - 10 leaves
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2 broken into 2
Asafoetida - pinch
Garlic- 1 teaspoon (Finely Chopped)
Tamarind paste - 1/2 teaspoon

Cook thoor dhal with 1 cup of water and mash it. Make juice with 1/2 cup of Pineapple. Chop another 1/2 cup pineapple into chunks
Heat the kada and add oil and add mustard seeds. When it start to pop add curry leaves, asafoetida, Garlic. And fry till Garlic is in slight brown color. Add tomatoes and fry till it is mushy. Add Chopped Pineapple and fry for 2 mins. Add cooked dhal. Add salt, Tamarind paste, turmeric powder and rasam powder. Let it boil till foam forms up. 
Add pineapple juice. Let it boil. Add coriander leaves and let it boil. 
Serve hot