Monday, August 17, 2015

Pineapple Rasam

Its a known fact. Maybe some of you may brush it aside, still, I vouch that home meals are definitely healthier, cheaper and cleaner. Yes. Healthier because we use quality ingredients, cheaper because if you sum up how much you have spend eating out, you will get the picture that home meals are cheaper and cleaner because, please, I am telling you, don't even peep into, I'm not saying all, some of eateries. You can vomit blood. Whether you agree with me or not, I am not gonna convinced you. You decide please if the, at least half an hour in your kitchen (Assam Fish Chilli Dip &  Pudina/Mint Chutney) is worth it or you still choose to eat out and kick your bucket faster. Having said that, cooking at home is not an easy thing as well. Especially for someone like me who cook daily, I can literally pull my hair out on what to cook. My other half-half and I are at across direction when it comes to food (Pork Belly Salted Fish & Rice Congee Salted Egg). We are nonetheless compatible in love and lust, sadly or happily sex has taken a back step, though we have not stopped with being cuddly and affectionate. 

Still, let me tell you that food compatibility does make a difference (Cauliflower Curry). Trust me, no easy feat when each has its own preference, imagine two people being married, but yearn for different type of food? Oh-god-lord! Save us please (Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry). One of the things we fail to address when we are lovingly courting but when reality begins after marriage, best of luck to the best strong food marriage (Tomato Vegetable Soup, Indian Chicken Curry, Lamb Massaman Curry, Radish Fish Curry & Mutton Kurma). Having spoken my mind on home cooked meals and food marital underpinning facts, one thing is certain for our food marriage love. We both, thankfully love rasam (Pepper Garlic Rasam & Egg Rasam). The honest blunt truth, but having exhausted every avenue on every other type of rasam, I decided to coin this Pineapple Rasam (Pineapple Tarts).

I don't think I am the first one who is sharing such a recipe. I have come across quite a number on the blogging sharp sphere, but I reckon, I like to believe so, this my Pineapple Rasam is Nava K's kind and whether you make an authentic rasam or an easily put together rasam, or this Nava Pineapple Rasam, rasam must be kick started with black pepper, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, tamarind juice and curry leaves (Sodhi, Mutton Ball Soup & Crab Parathal), Pretty much the common ingredients I would say, for this pineapple rasam, tasting and balancing the tartness and sharpness of pineapple is crucial. In other words, check and balance by tasting, it should still be tangy, peppery and spicy (Spaghetti Tom Yam SoupSpicy Eggplant & Egg Vindaloo).   

1 cup pineapple cubes (fresh or can)
1 tsp black pepper seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 shallots – remove skin
6 garlic – remove skin
½ tomato
3 sprigs curry leaves
1 inch fresh turmeric/or 1 tsp turmeric powder
** pulse/blend these ingredients with 1 ½ cup of water for a thick puree

Other ingredients
Some tamarind juice/or lime juice
2 tbsp gingerly oil/or any other oil
Salt for taste

To make
Add blended puree in a pot.
Simmer and pour more water for a diluted version.
Add tamarind juice and season with salt.

Stir, off the heat and combine in 2 tbps gingerly oil
Pineapple rasam is ready. 

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  1. Loved your thought, eat well and eat as a family. Had a smile reading the story as many of us I am sure has been in similar situation as you. Mine after all these years still harp my "Mom is the finest cook in the world" and I have accepted this because of the truly wonderful mum-in-law I am blessed with. The pineapple Rasam looks very yummy. I love your eye for every little detail. This post is a total delight for Rasam lovers like me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pineapple with tamarind rasam so delectable , You did it with authentic touch.

  3. Rasam with pineapple is an innovative idea....during courting years guys tell lot of things but the reality is different

  4. I love pineapple and I can imagine how flavorful and yumm this rasam would taste...looks very tempting

  5. My favorite, Yours looks very tasty

  6. I know I'll love this one. Lovely presentation! I can understand your sentiments. I have come to the conclusion that most men remain unimpressed with what they get at matter how beautiful or delicious the food might be.:(

  7. I ve never tried adding garlic, in pineapple rasam. This version looks spicy.

  8. Tasty rasam, never had pineapple rasam before, would love to have some!

  9. pineapple rasam, really !! thats interesting

  10. This is indeed a different touch.. cant wait to try it.

  11. Men find all excuses to weigh our egos down. Ears falling apart he hee so true.
    Pineapple rasam now thats very impressive I love fruit based curries.

  12. fav rasam in that beautiful cup...That's only for me...:)

  13. I have heard a lot about rasam but never tasted!! Really wana have it :)

  14. This is not only healthy, also very tasty with simple everyday ingredients. I would drink the whole bowl!

  15. Wowww... Yesterday I bought pineapple chunks from store. This looks Inviting... Will surely try this..

  16. thx for ur lovely comments...always........this recipe...i have tasted at my friends house bt never tried u give me the chance.
    Great ur photography style.

  17. Pineapple rasam, wow delicious and tempting ...and tasty and tangy....The presentation too looks too good.

  18. I have pineapple at home and I love rasam, So I am going to try it tommrow.

  19. Pineapple rasam is awesome, we at home make once a month when i have fresh sweet pineapple at home. Tempting click too!


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