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6 October, 2015

PINEAPPLE SAARU / RASAM

Posted in : SAARU/ RASAM on by : Divya Suresh

Spiny on the outside & sweet on the inside… pineapple is a fantastic fruit. Saru/ rasam made using pineapple is a kind of saru with different taste and aroma. If you find the pineapple is sour which you bought, then definitely you can go for this recipe, so that pineapple is also not wasted. Pineapple is a fruit with important dietary fiber.Pineapples contain high amount of Vitamin C & Manganese. It contains high amount of Thiamin & vitamin B which is involved in energy production.

         Ingredients:

  • Pineapple chopped – 1/4 cup
  • Pineapple paste – 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomato – 1 big
  • Cooked & mashed Toor dal – 1/2 cup
  • Rasam powder – 1 tbsp or according to the spice level
  • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery – 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  For tempering:

  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Whole red chillies – 2 to 4
  • Curry leaves – few

         PROCEDURE:

  • Boil water & add chopped tomatoes & cook till it becomes soft
  • Add turmeric powder, Rasam powder, cooked dal and salt & let it boil well
  • Mean while heat ghee add mustard seeds,red chillies, curry leaves, pineapple paste & chopped pineapple, fry for only 1/2 to 1 minute                           (not more than that otherwise pineapple will become bitter & rasam wont taste good)
  • Pour the tempered pineapple to the boiling rasam & add jaggery & immediately take out from the fire.

Pineapple saaru/rasam