Tomato Saar

Cooked tomatoes pureed, mixed with coconut-cumin paste and tempered. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Tomato Saar
Main Ingredients Tomato, Scraped Coconut
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Soups
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Tomato Saar

  • 7-8 large Tomato roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Scraped Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 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 and cumin seeds to a fine paste.
  2. Place tomatoes in a non stick pan, add salt, red chilli powder and 3 cups water.
  3. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Cool slightly and puree.
  4. Heat oil in a deep non stick pan and add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  5. When the seeds splutter, add tomato puree and green chillies and bring it to a boil.
  6. Add sugar, coconut-cumin paste and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Adjust seasoning. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.