Spicy Pineapple Soup with Fresh Herbs



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Spicy Pineapple soup with fresh herbs


Monsoon has arrived! Beauty of monsoon in coastal southern India has to be experienced to understand! Weather is gorgeous and at its best compared to the rest of the year! Everything is looking clean, green and beautiful…

With this cool weather comes the craving for something hot and spicy!

After the wonderful semolina cake I still had one more green pineapple left. So I decided to make a simple yet spicy soup with it. I used whatever spices I had in my pantry and herbs I had in my backyard and the soup turned out excellent!

My soup was not too sweet as the pineapple I used was not very ripe. It was mild with whole black pepper pods. If you want a little more heat you can crush the black peppers.   Kaffir lime leaves were picked fresh from the garden but can be replaced with some lime juice. Curry leaves and lime leaves was a combination I had never tried before. In fact this whole soup had a unique blend of spices I have never experimented with and it didn’t let me down!

I have the habit of throwing in whatever I have on hand (the right things of course) and it sometimes results in the best recipes. I am glad I am compiling these through this blog and not forgetting it completely! I will definitely make this again and wouldn’t change a thing.

A perfect soup for a rainy evening!


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Kaffir lime leaves in our garden


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unique blend of spices


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that's how easy it is!


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Spicy Pineapple soup with fresh herbs


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  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 tbsp whole black pepper pods
  • 2 small shallots
  • 5-6 garlic pods
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 2-3 springs of fresh curry leaves
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • Salt


Cut pineapple into chunks. Crush garlic and ginger and slice shallots. Heat oil in a pan and add the black pepper pods. Fry for a minute and then add shallots, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and kaffir lime leaves. Fry till the shallots are transparent. Add the pineapple and about 3 cups of water. Add a pinch of turmeric and salt and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for 10 minutes till the pineapple pieces are soft.  Turn of the heat and slowly add the coconut milk. Mix well, taste and adjust the seasoning. If you like it a little hotter add a bit of crushed black pepper. Turn on the heat and let is simmer gently for 2 more minutes. Take care not to boil it as the coconut milk can split.


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  • Jenny

    Hi Chinmayie! Im a first time visitor to your blog. Im trying to add more millets to my diet too and remain GFCF! U mention a semolina cake on this recipe page. Im wondering if we could substitute foxtail millets in place of semolina for the cake? Do you have the semolina cake recipe link somewhere?

  • smitha

    Hi Chinmayee,

    I recently discovered your blog and I am in love with it! It brings back a lot of my childhood memories from my summer time in granny’s place. Thanks so much for keeping the flavors alive 🙂

    However, i notice that there is a problem with the site, when I click on a category it shows just one post and not all, i didnt find the the ‘older’ or ‘newer’ links at the bottom too to be able to browse through. Just thought of letting you know incase its something that needs to be fixed 🙂

    Thanks much for your efforts!


    • Chinmayie

      Thank you so much Smitha. I am happy to know that you liked my blog.
      At the end of every page there are previous and next buttons in the form of small yellow colored arrows. May be they are too small to be noticed?
      Hope to see you around often!

  • dr manoj

    thinking of giving the try

  • Miglena

    Like it so much. Will give a try..

  • Trudy ~ Veggie num num

    Pineapple season is coming to an end here in Australia but I hope I can get my hands on one last one to try this unique and delicious sounding recipe. A pineapple soup, with curry spices is something I just have to try, sounds so good!!

  • Lenna

    How original to make a soup from pineapples! It must be really tasty and refreshing!

  • Sanjeeta kk

    Love the fruity combo in the soup!

  • Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Pineapple soup! It’s such a unique concept for Japanese, although we LOVE pineapples! I’d love the sound of this soup so much. Kaffir lime leaves are something new to me too. I enjoy learning new food items. Your pictures are ALWAYS beautiful… LOVE IT!

  • Medifast Coupons

    I seen the title “Spicy Pineapple Soup” and was curious and here I am thinking that wow what a great sounding soup and I can’t wait to see how mine turns out.

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Sounds interesting, I’m very intrigued!

  • Mika

    Pineapple soup…this sound a bit odd to me…but it looks so delicious and fresh…I have to give it a try…

  • jay

    super fab recipe..bookmarked..
    first time here…lovely space you have with interesting collection of recipes..
    happy to subscribe now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..

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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy

    I miss monsoons here so much..Havent seen good rains for years.I am so J after reading all those monsoon fun 🙂 This soup looks the perfect way to use my pineapple & curry leaf bunch.Love the addition of kaffir leaf here.Have a fun weekend!

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