Tomato Saar

Another one of my childhood favourites…I remember having this saar on its own as lunch. This typical konkani recipe is definately worth a try.

tomotamo saar, konkani recipe

Tomato Saar


5 – 6 medium tomatoes, 2 tablespoons freshly grated coconut (alternatively, dried coconut can also be used), a bunch of spring onions (about 6 – 7 spring onions if they are small and 2 -3 if they are big), 2 green chillies, 2 – 3 garlic cloves, a pinch of turmeric, warm water, 1 tablespoon coriander seeds (alternatively use coriander powder), oil to cook and salt to taste


  1. Grind 3 tomatoes, the white fleshy part of the spring onions, coconut, green chillies, garlic, turmeric, ½ cup water and coriander seeds together.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and temper it with aestofida.
  3. Add ½ tablespoon mustard seeds and finely chopped spring onion greens (top green part of spring onions). Sauté the onion greens for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  4. Then add the grinded tomato mixture to the pan.
  5. Add salt as per taste, ½ cup warm water and cook the mixture for 4 -5 minutes.
  6. Next, add 2 – 3 sliced tomatoes. Cook for another 10 minutes or till it reaches a desired consistency.
  7. Serve with rice and enjoy on its own.