How to make Tomato Saar - Tomato Saar is similar to Rasam, but then again, it is very different. Because of its soup like consistency, this makes for a good appetizer. But it can also be mixed with rice.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Soups

Tomato Saar Recipe Card

Tomato Saar

Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet and Sour

Ingredients for Tomato Saar Recipe

  • Tomatoes chopped, ripe and large 5-6

  • Coconut scraped 1 cup

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Sugar 2-3 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Grind coconut, garlic and cumin seeds into a paste. Add salt and red chilli powder to tomatoes. Transfer into a pan, add three cups of water and bring it to a boil.

Step 2

Simmer for fifteen minutes and puree when it is a little cool. Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.

Step 3

Add pureed tomato and slit green chillies and bring it to a boil and add sugar.

Step 4

Add coconut and spice paste. Cook on low heat for ten minutes. Adjust seasoning. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.