Pineapple Rasam

Hot, sweet & sour pineapple rasam can be reveled as a comforting soup on a rainy day. Usually south Indian rasam is prepared with tomato or lemon but pineapple works wonders with rasam as it elevates the flavor of rasam to a whole new level. You may refer my recipes for lemon rasam & also rasa vadai.


I prepare rasam whenever I like to take a light yet delicious meal. Now I prepare pineapple rasam and serve with dal (paruppu), ash gourd kootu, potato curry and fried appalam as shown below.


Now the recipe for pineapple rasam is as below:

Time taken: 15 min

Yields: 500 ml


  1. Tamarind – gooseberry sized
  2. Salt – 1 tsp
  3. Ghee – ½ tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  5. Coriander leaves – a handful
  6. Fresh pineapple fruit (finely diced) – ¼ cup

For grinding:

  1. Red chillies – 4 Nos.
  2. Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  3. Red gram (thuvaram paruppu) – 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Peppercorns – ½ tsp
  6. Garlic – 4 pods
  7. Fresh pineapple fruit (1″ cubes)  – 5 pieces

Cooking Method:

  • Soak tamarind in hot water (or microwave for 1 min) and extract its juice using 500 ml water.
  • Grind all ingredients except pineapple into a coarse powder & keep rasam podi aside.
  • Grind pineapple pieces separately to prepare its pulp and set aside.
  • Heat a cooking pan with ghee, add rasam powder and saute for 30 sec. or until its aroma is released.
  • Add tamarind juice, pineapple pulp, salt & curry leaves.
  • Bring rasam to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Keep the pan closed for few min. allowing the flavors to get infused.
  • Garnish with chopped pineapple & coriander leaves.
  • Serve delicious rasam with hot rice.

Please Note : It is preferred to use fresh pineapple rather than canned pineapple.


57 Comments Add yours

  1. My fav rasam, love it!!!

    1. Megala says:


  2. Love pineapple and loved this recipe!

  3. Hey this is awesome Megala…Pineapple will give so much different and interesting flavor to the rasam..Loved the Idea..Can’t wait to try my hands on this..Awesome share !!

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot ! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks !

  4. Savvy Raj says:

    Interesting will try some day!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  5. I make ‘pinapple pachadi’, a favorite item on the Kerala Sadhya list but rasam with pineapple is my first . Thank you for sharing.

    1. Megala says:

      Ah! Then you will like pineapple rasam too! Thanks so much!

      1. Yes I will. I asked my mother and she said that she makes it. I was not aware of it at all.

  6. awesome post!!!!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  7. I have never tasted this rasam. Should try it soon!

    1. Megala says:

      Oh, thanks !

  8. Dahlia says:

    I love rasam and I love pineapple – can’t wait to try this one out 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, you would love it ! Thanks so much !

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