Saar or Saru(in Konkani) are watery dishes like rasams. They are very easy to make and amazingly tasty.
I had not tasted this dish until recently. I was asking aayi for some easy recipes which could be prepared within 10mins. So she gave me this recipe from my grandmother’s collection. I absolutely loved the look and taste of this dish.
The other similar recipe is tomato saru.
Coconut(fresh or frozen) 2-3 tea spns
Coriander leaves 2-3 strands
Green chillies 2-3
Jaggery 1/2 tea spn
Ghee 1/2 tea spn
Mustard seeds 1/2 tea spn
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry leaves 4-5
Tamarind can be used instead of tomatoes.
Cut tomatoes and cook in water.
Grind coconut and green chillies. When it has become soft paste, add coriander leaves and grind again.
Add ground masala, jaggery and salt to tomatoes. Add sufficient water and cook for around 5min.
Heat ghee and fry mustard seeds. When it starts popping, add curry leaves and asafoetida. Add this seasoning to the saru. Close the lid.
Serves : 2
Preparation time : 10mins