Tomato Saar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Tomato saar is a family-friendly recipe which involves cooking tomato into a curry. The thick tomato curry is made by stewing the tomatoes along with handful of spices.

The recipe is easy to cook and you can learn to make it at home with our easy recipe guide. The major ingredient needed to make the recipe is tomato.

This recipe involves making a paste of tomatoes by boiling them with water, ginger, garlic and fresh coconut. The recipe is famous in the coastal areas and has a tangy and delicious flavor. The final step of the recipe involves tempering of cooked tomatoes with a pinch of hing, ghee and cumin seeds. It is best served with rice.

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  • 1 kg - tomato
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsp - sugar
  • 1.5 cup - scraped fresh coconut
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped
  • For Tempering:
  • 2 tbsp - ghee
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 7 or 8 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch hing
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Tomato Saar

  • Peel ginger, wash well. Peel garlic.
  • Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste along with coconut.
  • Wash tomatoes and cut into quarters.
  • Boil tomatoes along with water, ginger, garlic, coconut paste and cook until mashed well.
  • Take off the heat and strain it.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt and sugar to the strained mixture.
  • Bring it to a boil. Remove and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, brown them and then add curry leaves and hing.
  • Cook for a moment.
  • Add this to the cooked tomato. Mix well.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.