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.

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Tomato Saar
Main Ingredients Tomatoes, Coconut
Cuisine Karnataka
Course Soups
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet and Sour
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Tomato Saar

  • 5-6 Tomatoes chopped, ripe and large
  • 1 cup Coconut scraped
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 3-4 Green chillies slit
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  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.
  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.
  3. Add pureed tomato and slit green chillies and bring it to a boil and add sugar.
  4. Add coconut and spice paste. Cook on low heat for ten minutes. Adjust seasoning. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.