Pineapple, Lime, and Ginger Soup

Lakshmi Jaishankar 0

"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."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 93 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 93 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.1g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 878 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Use a blender to grind the ginger, 1 teaspoon cumin, and green chile peppers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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  1. 31 Ratings


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


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!


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!