Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tomato Saar(Soup)

Tomato Saar





Ingredients:
  • 4 medium size ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoon cumin/jeera(including 1/2 teaspoon for seasoning)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-2 tablespoons tamarind juice (you can opt this out if you don't like sour taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves for garnishing (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or jaggery
For seasoning
  • Ghee(Indian Clarified butter)or oil  for seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin/jeera
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • pinch of hing
Method:
1. Wash the tomatoes and transfer into a   pan.  Add little bit of oil and keep them covered in a pan. You will hear cackling sound, turn after every few minutes until all sides of tomatoes are very light brown. Do not burn them.  you  will see the skin leaving tomatoes.
2. Peel the tomato skin  and discard. Chop the tomato into big chunks and grind them  adding peppercorns and cumin to a fine paste.
3. On a medium flame heat the oil(you can use ghee for different taste and aroma) for seasoning in a wok or a heavy bottomed pan and toss in the 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and fry for a couple of minutes, reduce the flame add the curry leaves, pinch of hing and the ground tomato-jeera paste and fry for a couple of minutes.  or till the oil leaves the masala. Add 2 cups water,  tamarind juice, chilly powder, salt to taste and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Turn off the flame, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice.

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