This is a hot soup from India made with pineapple and lime juice, enhanced with the flavors of ginger, green chile peppers, and cumin seeds. It smells and tastes so good that you could just keep drinking. Good with rice. Tip: Roll limes against a hard surface with the palm of your hand to make them soft. This helps get the juice out.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Use a blender to grind the ginger, 1 teaspoon cumin, and green chile peppers.

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  • In a medium saucepan, add 1 cup water, pineapple, tomato, and salt. Place over a low heat. When the pineapple and water have come to boil, add the ground mixture. Raise and lower the heat to bring to a boil several times. Add the remaining water, and bring to a boil again. Add cilantro, and remove from heat. Mix in lime juice.

  • In a small pan, heat oil over medium heat, and add the remaining cumin seeds. Fry till golden, and add to the soup as a garnish.

Nutrition Facts

92.7 calories; 1.3 g protein; 16.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 878.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
Complex flavors. very good. I sliced one boneless skinless chicken breast really thin (stir-fry style). a little oil in pan and I stir-fried chicken and then proceeded with the recipe- used a very large jalapeno as my pepper- did not have fresh limes so I used 2 tbls. of key lime juice-added extra cilantro (love that stuff)- will make again.. thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2003
Well being an American I found the soup to be a bit too salty and too sweet. I know that comment was rather "Iron Chef" of me but it's true. It was not that bad but it was a little like drinking Indian salsa. I might try it again and play doctor with it. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
Complex flavors. very good. I sliced one boneless skinless chicken breast really thin (stir-fry style). a little oil in pan and I stir-fried chicken and then proceeded with the recipe- used a very large jalapeno as my pepper- did not have fresh limes so I used 2 tbls. of key lime juice-added extra cilantro (love that stuff)- will make again.. thanks Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
I was a little leery of adding tomatoes but I went ahead and did it. This soup is so good! It's a great mixture of sweet and hot and just right. I served it with rice same as I would dal and I can't wait to make it for Janmastami! Almost effortless and super quick on the stovetop. I think kids would love this recipe as it isn't too hot (though you could add more peppers-I used a jalapeno!) and it mingles with the rice in just the right way. Super!! Haribol! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
tHIS WAS SOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT!!!! I LOVE THAI AND INDAIN FOOD, AND THIS JUST HIT THE SPOT KIDDIES :p NEXT TIME, I THINK I'LL USE A LIL' LESS LIME JUICE, IT WAS A LIL' SOUR :( Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
This soup is delicious! I added one maggi chicken stock cube and left out the salt. I also did not add as much lime as the recipe calls for and not as much water. One can add a little coconut milk if one desires but it's equally good without it. Will definately make this soup again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2006
This is a little salty but I liked it. It is an easy recipe for when you dont have many ingredients in the cupboard! I served it with rice and I think next time I will add tofu scallions and rice noodles. It is an interesting recipe... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2004
wow. this soup was awesome. i love the spicy/sweet contradiction and the acidity level was just right. i used half water and half coconut milk starting with the milk and eased up on the cumin. don't be frightened by the tomatoes; they're a nice addition! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2003
The flavor is interesting but lacks the zing expected after reading the write-up. Additionally crushed pineapple was not as apealing as pineapple chunks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2006
oooooo a challenge. so here's what i did. i put the pepper pineapple ginger cilantro and lime in the blender. i used coconut milk instead of water and pureed it all. then i warmed the oil in a pot and added the soup; then added two teaspoons roasted red pepper chili paste and two tablespoons peanut butter and heated until melted. i actually am sick and had been looking forward to trying this recipe. i'm giving four stars because of all the modifications but i know i'll make this again. this time i threw in some crab but next time i'll probably add some tofu. i really agree with all the other reviews -- give this a try and modify to taste. it's worth it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
I loved this soup.It smelled great and had a wonderful taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2003
Well being an American I found the soup to be a bit too salty and too sweet. I know that comment was rather "Iron Chef" of me but it's true. It was not that bad but it was a little like drinking Indian salsa. I might try it again and play doctor with it. Read More
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