Tomatoche Saar/Tomato Saar/Spicy Tomato Soup

Tomatoche Saar/Tomato Saar/Spicy Tomato Soup

By Harshada
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 Minute
  • Cooking: 8 Minute
  • Calories:

Uff this gloomy whether…As much as the rains cheer you …too much of it , especially a week full of clouds , rains and devoid of any sunshine , makes you fell dull and drain you off your enthusiasm… Sunshine gives a strange freshness, a new hope, maybe since its associated with the sunrise, a new day, a new morning….And with none of it for many days , may magive way for  depression…. Okay  i m not complaining, but too much of anything isnt good …. So yes, I got my dose of depression, last week , when it poured and poured, and I barely got a glimpse of any sun…just the lazy hazy whether….and more…I was alone at home with my kiddo , and , suddenly I began missing my mom , terribly….Gosh whats with these mood swings and women!! I didnt call though , cause I knew I ll burst in tears, for no apparent reason , and that would get everyone worried…. So to keep myself occupied ,so that no other thoughts creep in my mind, I decided to make something I loved eating when I was young…..And I remembered the simple tomato saar, or soup that Mom made… Lovely sweet,sour and mildly spicy ….and enjoyed hot with moms instant straight from the tawa phulkas, smeared with tup or homemade ghee…and laced with lots of love!!! And yes, my lil kiddo ,gave me a good company with the soup!! My lil Momma’s Boy!



  1. Wash the tomatoes and place them in pressure cooker with 1/2 cup water and steam them with 2 -3 whistles. Once cooled,pull out the loosened skin and grind the tomatoes. ( You can add a tbsp of scraped coconut when grinding the tomatoes and strain
  2. Heat oil in a vessel and add cumin and mustard seeds. once they crackle ,add curry leaves, slit green chilly and ginger garlic paste and fry for 1 min. Now add the tomato paste and mix. Add red chilly powder, cumin powder , salt and sugar.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer.You can add 1 tsp rice flour mixed in 2 tsp water to thicken the saar. Transfer in serving bowl , garnished with chopped coriander. Serve hot with hot phulkas and ghee.

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Author Sonali

Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.

Author Harshada

I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.

I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.

Happy Cooking!

About Harshada:

Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.

Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.

Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.

She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.