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



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