Friday, August 26, 2011

Tomato Saaru / Rasam ( My style)

Stop! stop!!, dont step back after seeing the list of ingredients. We tend to look at the ingredients first whenever we open a  recipe page!!. Don't worry, you have all the ingredients in your kitchen. This is my own recipe, dont be scary to try!! my husband gave green signal to post this recipe. I havent used any lentils here ( never  tried), you can use Thoor dal if you like. Enjoy

Preparation time: 30-35 min
Servings: 2-3
  • 1 large Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Lemon size Tamarind
  • 2 spring Curry leaves
  • Jaggary to taste ( optional)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • salt to taste
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Methi / Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 1/4th inch Cinnamon stick
For tempering:
  • 1 tbsp clarified Butter/ Ghee
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • pinch of Hing
  • 1/4 tspTurmeric powder

  • Dry roast all dry ingredients and blend into fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add Onion, Tomato, Garlic, Tamarind and few Curry leaves, cook for about 5 min on a medium heat. allow to cool. Grind into smooth paste.
  • Take the ground mixture in a cookware and add about 3 cups of water, powdered dry ingredients, red Chili powder and salt to taste. Boil for 10 min.
  • Then heat clarified Butter in a pan, add mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, left over Curry leaves, Hing and Turmeric powder. saute for 30 sec. Then pour on saaru.
  • Again boil for 5 min.
  • Serve hot with plain rice and palya.


  1. nice recipie.ghee for oggarane gives a very differetnflavor i guess

  2. Nice recipe prabha.. looks delicious :)

  3. thank you all...@Raji, yes Ghee gives a very nice aroma to saaru.