Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tomato Saar or Chaaru

(left over Tomato Saar will always taste great the next day)

Chopped Tomato Tin - 2 tins (400 g each tin)
Water - 2 tins 
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander stalks - left if any in freezer
Ghee - 1 tbsp

- Pressure cook these for 4 whistles. Once pressure gone., cool down a bit n grind into paste with stick blender. keep aside.

Grinded paste:

Garlic - 6 cloves
Green chilli - 4
Coriander leaves - handful

- Grind these into paste in a mixie jar n get ready.

Seasoning ingredients:

Sesame oil - 2 tbsp (Indian sesame oil)

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 4 (split in half)
Curry leaves - few sprigs (torn into pieces)


Heat deep flat sauce pan, add 2 tbsp sesame oil, once hot add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin, pinch of fenugreek seeds,  torn curry leaves, 4 red chillies, once fried add grinded paste, stir, on low heat until nicely fried. then add pureed tomatoes, mix well bring to boil on high n reduce to simm for 10 mins by covering. keep stirring time to time. lastly add coriander leaves n simm again for 5 mins. lastly bring to boil on high n switch off.

Serve with Chikkudukaya Iguru or your favourite dish or Leafy Plain Dal, Ghee, Rice n some Cassava Vege Crisps (barbecue flavour) on side.


Avoid few red chillies n replace with few Black peppercorns while doing tadka.


No need of adding chilli powder. 

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu


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Anonymous said...

Wow! super recipe and spicy. I love tomato and its other dishes. I have a personal opinion on your dish you can some more chilli powder and pepper powder to make it spicy. But still i love your dish. You have a good future in cooking and i expect some other tomato dishes from you.