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Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
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Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup

Tomato Saar/Spiced Tomato Soup is a spiced soup made with tomato, peanuts, and coconut. It is tempered with ghee, cumin seeds, curry leaves and is served hot with steamed rice, masale bhaat in the Maharashtrian household. The saar can also be enjoyed as a soup by itself in the chilled weather. 
Course Appetizer, dinner, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine Indian, Maharastrian
Keyword nogarlic, noonion, saar, spiced, tomato, wintersoup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 84kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes washed and chopped
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut or 1/2 cup fresh coconut grated
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup extra water if needed

For tempering/tadka

  • 1 tsp ghee clarified butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili slit lenghtwise
  • 1/4 asafoetida hing
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chili

Instructions

  • In a pressure cooker add chopped tomatoes, grated ginger, and water. Cover the lid with a whistle and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Let the pressure cooker cool by itself.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • In a grinder jar, add desiccated coconut, peanuts, green chili and cumin seeds. Grind it to a fine powder.L
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • After the cooker is cooled, release pressure by lifting the whistle and open the lid. Add the prepared powder mixture of coconut and peanut. Blend the mixture till smooth. 
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Now strain the mixture and remove it in a bowl.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Heat ghee in a pot.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Add cumin seeds. When it crackle add green chili, dry red chili, asafoetida, curry leaves. 
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Saute till the red chili and curry leaves change the color. 
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Pour the pureed and strained tomato mixture.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Add sugar and salt and let it boil.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Mix well. The tomato saar is ready.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup
  • Serve the saar with plain steamed rice for a quick weeknight meal or with masalebhaat or pulao. You can also enjoy it as a soup with paratha or bread.
    Tomato Saar/ Spiced Tomato Soup

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1120IU | Vitamin C: 69.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.9mg