My MIL makes varieties of rasam and the most tasty one is this pineapple rasam. The flavour of pineapple blended with spices of rasam will invite even your neighbours.


  • Pineapple-3 slices
  • Turmeric powder-A pinch
  • Hing-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Tomato-1/2

To grind into a coarse paste:

  • Garlic-5
  • Pepper-4
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Coriander seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly-1
  • Toor dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Tomato-1/2

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves

pineapple rasam


1.Make a coarse paste of ingredients mentioned under “To grind into a coarse paste” and set it aside.

2.Make a puree of 1 slice of pineapple and set it aside.

3.Chop the remaining pineapple and saute with the tempering elements.

pineapple rasam

4.Set the tempering elements separately when the pineapple turns soft.

5.Add oil in the same pan and add the tomato slices and the paste.


6.Saute till raw smell vanishes and add some water.

7.Add salt,turmeric powder and hing.

8.Stir well in medium flame.

9.When it is above to boil add pineapple puree and pineapple slices.

Pineapple rasam

10.Switch off when bubbles begin to come and garnish with coriander leaves.

11. A very unique flavourful pineapple rasam is ready.

pineapple rasam


Choose a ripe and sweet pineapple.

This can be given for babies above 1 year.

Always consult your doctor before introducing new foods.

You can adjust the spices as per your liking.

You can skip adding tomato slices in step 5.

Do not let it boil for a long time.

Instead of water you can add dhal water too.

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