Instant Tomato Saaru | Instant Tomato Rasam | Saaru Recipes

Super fast to make, instant tomato saaru or instant tomato rasam
10/02/2018 9:29:27 PM vindhyadesai

Instant Tomato Saaru

Instant recipes are very much appreciated by my dear readers. On top of that if they are simple everyday recipes like this instant tomato saaru or rasam they are very popular. If you are short on time, a quick way to make fresh hot food is to make some rice along with this instant tomato saaru or rasam.
All this recipe needs is some tomatoes and puthani or roasted gram (hurigadale). Blend a few ingredients together and boil the instant tomato saaru or rasam. Some tadka or vaggarne with desi ghee sets up this recipe.

Infact I learnt from an aunt that this is how cooks sometimes make saaru or rasam in a quick way for a big group. No dal or saarina pudi/rasam powder required! The puthani holds the saaru together and imparts thickness to the instant tomato saaru or rasam.
Try more instant recipes from FOI like corn idli, rava idli, rava dosa etc. Try more saaru/rasam recipes like carrot saaru, pepper rasam etc.

Instant Tomato Saaru | Instant Tomato Rasam | Saaru Recipes
 
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Super fast to make, instant tomato saaru or instant tomato rasam
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2-3 people
Ingredients
  • 3-4 diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup puthani/roasted gram/huri gadale
  • 2 Tbsp grated or diced coconut
  • 5-6 whole black pepper
  • ½ Tsp jeera
  • ½ green chilli
  • 1 red chilli broken
  • A pinch of hing
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2-3 sprigs of coriander with stalks
  • Salt to taste
For Tadka:
  • 1 Tsp ghee
  • ½ Tsp saasuve/mustard
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 1 small broken red chilli
Method
  1. Wash, remove stalk and dice the tomatoes
  2. In a mixer jar add huri gadale, green chilli and red chilli
  3. Tear up curry leaves and coriander leaves and add to the jar
  4. Next add coconut pieces and throw in the black pepper
  5. Pour about ½ Cup water, add salt to taste and grind into a smooth paste
  6. Add this puree into a pan, add ½ Cup water
  7. Adjust consistency and bring to a boil
  8. Once the saaru or rasam starts to thicken boil for a further 2-3 minutes
  9. Make tadka with ghee, mustard, hing and red chilli, pour over saaru
  10. Garnish with coriander
  11. Serve hot with plain steamed rice and ghee!
Notes
Adjust spiciness as per your taste

You can also add some homemade rasam powder for extra fragrance

Ensure that the tomatoes are ripe yet firm

Instant Tomato Saaru Stepwise:
Wash, remove stalk and dice the tomatoes
In a mixer jar add huri gadale, green chilli and red chilli
Tear up curry leaves and coriander leaves and add to the jar
Next add coconut pieces and throw in the black pepper
Pour about 1/2 Cup water, add salt to taste and grind into a smooth paste
Add this puree into a pan, add 1/2 Cup water
Adjust consistency and bring to a boil
Once the saaru or rasam starts to thicken boil for a further 2-3 minutes
Make tadka with ghee, mustard, hing and red chilli, pour over saaru
Garnish with coriander
Serve hot with plain steamed rice and ghee!

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