One more comforting dish for winter it a simple dish made easily with very few ingridents.There are lot many ways in making Chaaru.Here I am writing the basic one and will try to post few more varieties in the coming days.


Water:2 cups
Tamrind:Small Lemon size
Salt:To Taste
Turmeric Powder:A Pinch
Sugar:A Pinch(Optional)
Cut Coriander Leaves:2 spns
Tomato:1/2 cut
Pepper:1/4 spn

For Tempering:

Oil:1 spn
Cumin Seeds:1/2 spn
Urad Dal:1/2 spn
Mustard Seeds:1/4 spn
Curry Leaves:8-10 no
Green Chillies:4-5 no(adjust to ur taste)
Hinge:Few Shakes


1.In a pan,add oil,when hot add cumin seeds,urad dal,mustard seeds and fry till they turn golden color now put in the cut green chillies,curry leaves,hinge and fry for 2 mins.
2.Take a vessel,pour 2 cups of water,add tamrind,turmeric pwd,salt,tomato and now add the tempering and put the vessel on flame.Let it boil,now check the seasonings,add a pinch of sugar,pepper and stir well,keep boiling it till tomato turns smooth,finally add pepper,cut coriander leaves,stir and turn off the flame.Cover it with a lid so that the flavor stay with in the Chaaru.
3.Serve it hot with white rice.It can be taken as a soup also.


chef and her kitchen said...

simple n comfort food..perfect wid hot rice..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice and an healthy version....

Tina said...


Unknown said...

Really comforting!