Tomato Saaru/ Tomato clear curry

It is fall here and of course the onset of eating season! This time I am not doing much of baking because I am supposed to keep away from all such goodies for the next few weeks. So my baking season this time starts when the holidays are over. Till then it is just warm comfort foods that is easy to digest. Topping the list of such dishes will be Rasams and Tili Saaru of all variety. For me they are the ultimate comfort food. Here is mom's version of tomato Saaru

Tomato Saaru

We will need,

Tomatoes 2 large
Tamarind extract 1/2 tsp
Jaggery 1/2 tbsp (crushed)
Tili Saaru Powder 3/4 tsp (adjust according to taste)
Ghee 1 tbsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Hing a dash
curry leaves
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander a handful

  1. Rough chop the tomatoes. Combine it with crushed jaggery and tamarind extract in a glass dish and pop it in the microwave for 4 minutes or till the tomatoes are mushy. Else cook the contents on the stove top till mushy.
  2. Remove and transfer the contents to a saucepan. Add the Tili Saaru powder and 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil and simmer till the raw smell disappears, about 15 minutes.
  3. Prepare the oggarane in another pan. Heat ghee, drop the mustard, hing and curry leaves into the hot ghee. Once the mixture stops crackling pour it onto the tomato mixture.
  4. Simmer for a few more minutes, adjust salt and finish with fresh coriander.
  5. Serve piping hot with rice, a dollop of ghee and Papad.


Lakshmi said...

This saar/soup is a winter fav at home. Good One :) jotege swalpa gatti mosaru bisi anna idre aste saaku nodi..

Kannada Cuisine said...

@LG, neev helodu nija! Gatti mosaru, bisi anna +Papad idre swarga ille!!

suvi said...

perfect for the winters! my way of making the saar is much different, this sounds very very comforting!!

Suparna said...

perfect recipe ri! ahahaha :) LG and smitha combination odthaidre baiyalli neer bartha's heaven.. super ri!

Tina said...

Nice recipe....

Pari Vasisht said...

Hmm Love the Saaru, perfect for this climate, just tempered my saaru and now reading ur post.

Deepthi Shankar said...

yumm .. I love saaru

Recipeswap said...

yum saaru.I too love it ith hot rice and papad.

Padhu Sankar said...

Perfect for the season.Ultimate comfort food.New comer here.Do drop by