Sataras is a vegetable meal, mostly it consists of tomato, paprika and onion, but it is often prepared with addition of zucchini, eggplant and carrot. Also, in some places it is usual to add eggs and white onion. Sataras is a true summer meal that is favorite in whole Serbia and continental part of Croatia.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dish
Servings 4 serves


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 onions
  • pinch of sugar
  • 3-4 paprikas medium
  • 800 g tomatoes fresh, peeled
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Peal the onion, chop it into smaller cubes. Clean the paprika, chop it in cubes and strips. Make sure to remove the seeds from paprika.
  • In a wider dish (frying pan, lower pot) fry the onion on a little bit of oil. You can add a bit of sugar but that is not a must. The dish is prepared in a wide frying pan so the liquid evaporates faster and the vegetables keeps its desired hardness. When the onion turns yellow add the paprika. Add a bit of water, but be careful not to put it too much because the paprika itself will release its water.
  • When the paprika softens, add the content of a big can of pelat, 500-700 grams will be enough. It is desirable to chop the pelat a little bit. Mix it on a light fire until the liquid is out (or very little left). At the end put pepper, of course by choice, depending on weather you like it spicy or not.


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