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.
Servings 4 people
Calories 84 kcal
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.
In a grinder jar, add desiccated coconut, peanuts, green chili and cumin seeds. Grind it to a fine powder.L
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.
Now strain the mixture and remove it in a bowl.
Heat ghee in a pot.
Add cumin seeds. When it crackle add green chili, dry red chili, asafoetida, curry leaves.
Saute till the red chili and curry leaves change the color.
Pour the pureed and strained tomato mixture.
Add sugar and salt and let it boil.
Mix well. The tomato saar is ready.
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. Calories: 84 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Sodium: 88 mg | Potassium: 327 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 1120 IU | Vitamin C: 69.5 mg | Calcium: 28 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg