Tomato Saar (Maharashtrian Style Tomato Soup) – No Onion, Garlic recipe

Tomato Saar

Tomato Saar (Maharashtrian Style Tomato Soup) – No Onion, Garlic recipe

This is a Maharashtrian recipe. It is different from Tomato Soup. This is generally served along with Pulav or Masale Bhaat. But you can serve this as soup also. It requires very few ingredients. It’s very tasty.


Tomatoes 4 medium size

Fresh Scraped Coconut ½ cup

Green Chillies 2

Sugar ½ teaspoon

Salt to taste

For Tempering (Tadka)

Pure Ghee / Clarified Butter ½ teaspoon

Cumin Seeds ¼ teaspoon

Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch

Curry Leaves ¼ teaspoon


1. Cook tomatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes

2. Drain the hot water and pour in cold water

3. On cooling peel the tomatoes to get blanched tomatoes

4. Grind fresh scraped coconut along with 1 cup of water

5. Squeeze ground coconut to get coconut milk

6. Blend blanched tomatoes and green chillies in a blender

7. Strain blended tomatoes into coconut milk

8. Add salt, sugar and bring to boil; cook for 5 minutes

9. For Tempering, heat pure ghee in a ladle on medium flame

10. Add cumin seeds; wait till it sputters

11. Add asafoetida (hing) and curry leaves

12. Pour this tempering over the mixture in step 8 and mix well. Delicious Tomato Saar is ready. Serve hot.

Tomato Saar


You may add ginger paste to this Saar. If you want, add it in step 8.

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