Easy Indian Tomato Soup (Saar) Recipe

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  • 4 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 6 leaves fresh curry
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Place the tomatoes and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook on High 4 minutes in the microwave. Reserve the cooking water. Cool tomatoes slightly, peel, and discard skins. Process the tomatoes, reserved water, and garlic in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Melt the ghee in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the mustard seed 1 minute. Stir in the curry leaves. Pour the processed tomatoes and garlic into the skillet. Stir in remaining 1 cup water. Mix in sugar, paprika, and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and mix in the cilantro. Continue cooking 5 minutes. Serve warm.