Updated–This is my entry for Jihva for Tomatoes hosted by Rp.It was very kind of her to let me participate even when the deadline was over.Thanks Rp.There is one more recipe which I had published earlier Tomato curry with pav.Recipe is here
Tomato Saar is like a spicy soup eaten with rice or included in a meal.It goes well with pulao . I make it when I don’t feel like making dal, and need a change from the daily menu.It is a dish from Maharashtra
We love to drink it , as it is especially during winters .Try it . It is a nice change from the usual tomato soup.
Ideally the coconut milk is added but now a days with this cholestrol awareness I omit it .Beet root is for colour.
500 gms red tomatoes
Coconut milk extracted from half coconut (optional)
salt to taste
sugar to taste
1/4 cup beet root pieces (optional)
To be ground to a paste
!/2 tsp jeera
2-3 green chillis
1” ginger piece
2 cloves garlic
For the tadka-
1/2 tsp jeera
a pinch of hing
1 tsp ghee
few curry leaves
METHOD:- Pressure cook the tomatoes along with the beet roots. Puree and strain the soup.
Add the coconut milk plus the ground paste.
Add the salt plus sugar to taste . Make the tadka .Add the tadka and coriander leaves to the soup.
Boil the whole soup well. Serve hot with pulao or plain rice or drink it like a soup