Pineapple Rasam is chef Ajay’s take on the original South Indian rasam. Rasam is a traditional South Indian soup which is served as a side dish with rice in meals. It is made from the extracts of tamarind and tomato which are added to tur dal and seasoned with traditional spices. Rasam is not as thick as Sambar but is of a liquid consistency. It is known by different names in different parts of South India - Charu (in Telugu), Saaru (in Kannada) and Rasam (in Tamil).
A bowl of steaming hot rasam serves as a great appetizer as well as a side dish.