Monday, November 22, 2010


This spicy tomato saar is eaten with rice, or even idly, dosa, or roti, tastes well and can be cooked easily in winter when tomatoes are available in abundance..

1. Tomatoes 250 gm
2. Toor dal (kandipappu) 1 tablespoon.
3. Onions 1 small
4. Green chillies 4 (depends on how spicy u want)
5. Bay leaf 1
6 Cloves 2
7. Cinnamon 1/4 inch break into small pieces
8. Coriander leaves
9. Salt to taste
10 Oil for cooking
11. Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
12.curry leaves
For the masala.
1. Coconut 1/2 cup
2. Garam masala 1.5 to 2 tsp (individual prefernce)
Grind the above into a smooth paste using little should be like the below picture

1. First take the tomatoes, green chillies, and toor dal in a cooker and with some water and turmeric powder, cook for 3-4 whistles.
2. Now add salt to the cooked tomato dal mixture and mash the cooked tomatoes, green chilli, and dal well and by adding water make a soup consistency tomato puree by straining out the pulp manually or if you are in a hurry you can blend in a mixer and strain out the juice.
3. Now to a pan add oil and add bay leaf, cloves, and cinammon, and finely cut onion pieces, curry leaves and fry well.
4. Now add ginger garlic paste and ground masala and fry well for 5 minutes..add the tomato puree (of soup consistency) and let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes...add coriander leaves spicy tomato saar is ready to be eaten with rice, idly, dosa, or even roti.
5. You can add also add vegetables like drumstick, carrot, potatoes, or bhindi just like in sambar for added nutrients...even boiled egg can be added in this when boiling as kids love the egg cooked in this tangy tomato flavored saar or just the plain tangy and spicy tomato saar is fine...i did the plain one.

 this saar goes to the event Cooking with Whole foods(Whole Fruits/Whole Vegetables)-TOMATO by Sanyukta of creativesanyukta on behalf of Kiran of SAMUDHURA

1 comment:

  1. Very tempting Saaru!!!! Thanks for sending it to CMT :)