How to make Tomato Saar -

Spicy and tangy tomato soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Olive Oil.

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

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Tomato Saar

Tomato Saar Recipe Card


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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tomato Saar Recipe

  • Tomatoes chopped 5-6 large

  • Coconut 1 cup

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Green chilli slit 3-4

  • Sugar 2-3 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Grind together coconut, garlic and cumin seeds to a paste.

Step 2

Place tomatoes in a pan with salt and red chilli powder. Add three cups of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer for fifteen minutes and puree when it is a little cool.

Step 3

Heat olive oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Add pureed tomatoes and green chillies and bring to a boil. Add sugar. Add coconut-garlic paste and mix well. Simmer on low heat for ten minutes.

Step 4

Adjust seasoning.

Step 5

Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

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