Tomato Saar

tomato saar
Tomato Saar is similar to a tomato Soup or a tomato rasam, generally served with rice.

Tomatoes - 4 medium
Green Chillies - 3
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Garlic - 3 big cloves

How to cook Tomato Saar:
1. Heat about 10 cups water in a vessel.  Bring it to a boil and add whole tomatoes.  Turn off the heat and keep it covered for 15 - 20 minutes.
2. When the tomatoes cool down, peel the tomato skin.  Puree the peeled tomatoes to a smooth paste.
3. Heat 1 - 2 tsp oil in a pot.  Add crushed garlic cloves, cumin seeds and lengthwise slit green chillies.  Saute till garlic turns golden brown.  Add the tomato puree, salt and freshly ground black pepper powder.  Bring it to a boil and garnish with cilantro.  Enjoy hot Tomato Saar with rice or slurp as a soup.


  1. ooooh!!!!!I haven't seen saar on any blog for a very long time!!!!!!!!loved the colour

  2. Mmmm...I love tomato soup. Yours looks very delicious. Love all the spices added. Happy Holidays!

  3. I would love to slurp this tangy spicy soup adding some croutons..

  4. very nice for winter holidays!
    must be very tangy..

  5. Love tomato rasam, perfect for a cold weather !

  6. Very tasty and perfect for winter.

  7. Tangy and spicy saar..super yummy

  8. The wrod saar is new to me.....Loved the recipe....

  9. thats a mouthwatering dish dear....


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