Sep 22, 2015

Tomato peanut Saaru

I always thought the Karnataka Saaru was something similar to our sambar, but with a slight variation in spices. Then I chanced upon a recipe for it, and found it was something entirely different. With tomatoes, garlic and peanuts, you can rarely go wrong, so I had to try it out. And it was lipsmackingly good. Next time, I'll try it with dosas. 

4 medium tomatoes
1/3 cup peanuts
1/2 tsp haldi powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera seeds
4- 6 garlic pods
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp sambar powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

Method:
Blanche the tomatoes, peel and blend till you get a smooth paste. Keep aside. 
Roast the peanuts, coarsly grind and keep aside. 
Heat the oil, splutter the mustard seeds and jeera seeds. Add garlic (chopped), curry leaves, and light fry. 
Add tomato paste, haldi powder, chilli powder, sambar powder, ground peanuts and salt. Bring to a boil, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
Serve piping hot.