Tomato Saar

This tangy maharashtrian curry recipe can be made in a jiffy with minimal ingredients. It can be consumed like a soup or eaten with plain white rice or pulav.


Tomato Saar

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


  • 6 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Stalk Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • 1/4th Tsp Asafoetida
  • Salt


  • Cook tomatoes and onion together in the pressure cooker (approx. 3 whistles)
  • Blend it together in a blender. 
  • Make a puree.
  • Blend the fresh cream with puree in a blender.
  • In a pot heat ghee. Add cumin seeds. 
  • When cumin seeds starts to sputter, add asafoetida, curry leaves.
  • Add the puree.
  • Boil it for 5 minutes.
  • Add red chili powder, salt, sugar and boil it for 5 minutes.

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