Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Significance Of Tomatoes To A Healthy Diet

Here I go making Tomato Saar with White Rice.

Tomatoes(ripe) 2
Grated coconut 21/2 tea spn
Red Onion 2 tea spn
Red Chilli Powder 1 tea spn
Turmeric 1 tea spn
Cumin seeds(Jeera) 1/2 tea spn
Fennel seeds(Jeera) 1/2 tea spn
Asafoetida a pinch
Coriander leaves
4 peppercorns
Oil 1/2 tea spn

Grind Altogether:
Coconut, red onion, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, chilli powder and turmeric powder.


  • Cut tomatoes in to medium pieces and put them in the pressure cook for about two whistles.
  • Let it cool and then peel off the skins and discard. Mash the boiled tomatoes with the fork.
  • Heat oil and add a pinch of Asafoetida .
  • Add the grinded masala and fry for sometime.
  • Add the tomatoe puree and 2 cups of water, let it boil with the lid half open .
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

    Serve hot with white rice.


Foodie's Hope said...

YAY!!! I am the first one...

I love tomatoes..any dish with those beauties are always welcome. Tomato Saar looks delicious. Thank you somuch for the recipe!!

shilpa said...

Very informative post Manjusha. You saar looks delicious. Hey, fennel seeds means saunf right? I will try this variation of saar next time.

Manjusha Nimbalkar said...

Hey Shilpa,

Yes...fennel seeds means saunf..!

Thanks for your comments Shilpa & Foodie's hope!!


Ashwini said...

Manjusha looks great...I think it will make a nice change from my usual method

Prema Sundar said...

Nice writeup on tomatoes. I like tomatoes and i would surely love to give this a try.

Krithika said...

Tomato saar looks delicious

Mythreyee said...

very well written. and the saar looks yummy. will try it out definitely. thanks for the recipe.