Tomata saaru

                                Tomata saaru ( as an accompaniment with idlis)
                Idli and saaru ( rasam ) was the hit combo at my home. A large container filled with simple watery rasam was the cynosure on idli days. Pour hot rasam in idlies, wait for a few minutes letting the idlies soak in rasam and then simply enjoy this heavenly combo.Here is the recipe for this – so that you too can enjoy this heaven .


  • Tomato – 3 large ones
  • Green chillies – 4 to 5
  • Tamarind  –  a marble sized
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Red chillies – 3 to 4
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 2 to 3 tsp  for tempering
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. Add around 2-3 glasses of water to it in a vessel.
  3. Add slit green chillies and the tamarind..
  4. Add salt..
  5. Let it boil vigorously till the tomatoes turn mushy.
  6. Switch off stove
  7. Prepare the tempering and pour it over the saaru.
  8. Enjoy with idlis.

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