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Monday, March 7, 2011

Sev Tameta Nu Shaak

Shaak - Gujrati word for subzi / curry

Over the years, I have noticed this shaak in so many websites / blogs featuring Gujarati cuisine that I didn't have to put it in my "favorites folder" but instead it remained in my memory folder for so long. When I am exploring regional cuisines of India during this marathon, I thought why not post this today. Tomato - onion subzi is a common preparation through out the Indian subcontinent but what sets this shaak apart is the interesting addition of sev - the deep fried strands of spicy chickpea flour batter, to it. The fine variety sev is used in this particular shaak and the crispy, crunchy sev definitely makes the simple subzi "special". I used both besan and tomato sevs.

Ingredients for 2 -3 servings:
2 big onions (1.5 cups chopped/ thinly sliced)
3 tomatoes (2 cups chopped)
1/2 - 3/4 cup fine sev (store bought / home made.)
2 -3 tsp oil
1 tsp each - mustard seeds & cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
Minced cilantro for garnish

Method:
1. Heat oil in a kadai / pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
2. When mustard seeds start to crackle, add the onions and turmeric. Fry the onions on low flame till they turn translucent.
3. Then add the tomatoes and continue to cook till they turn into a fine mush.
4. Add the salt, chili powder and sugar if using. Stir well and let it cook for a couple of minutes more and turn off the stove.
5. Just before serving, add the sev to the cooked tomato - onion mixture and stir once to combine. Garnish with cilantro.
This goes well with all Indian breads.


This goes to Sanyukta's Cooking with the Whole Foods - Tomato, an event originally started by Kiran.

Check out the other bloggers doing this Blogging Marathon.
30 minute meals:Priya Mahadevan, Pavani
Salad: Ila, Divya Vikram
Entries for the ongoing events: Priya Suresh, Harini & me
Kid friendly dishes: Vatsala, Jay, Kamalika
Rice dishes: Veena KrishnaKumar, Padma Rekha, Priya Srinivasan

Comments

26 comments:

savitha ramesh said...

U t bringing new vrieties of dishes ,everytime.thanks for sharing.looking delicious.

harini-jaya said...

We prepare tomato koora which we call Jhanak (Don't know why it is called that way!)..Addition of sev is interesting though!

Now Serving said...

WOW looks delicious dear!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

a new dish to me..love it

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks colourful

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Sev makes this so attractive.. Yummy..

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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very colorful and perfect

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Lovely dish of sev :)

Jayashree said...

Drrr....ooooo.....ling!!!

Shanavi said...

This is absolutely new to me, and every dish u make looks YUM.. Thanx for sharing

kitchen queen said...

wow lovely and delicious recipe.thanks for ur nice comment in my blog.B T W the orange peel chutney tastes sour as well as spicy due to the addition of tamarind and dry whole red chillies.It also has a strong orange taste to it which u will enjoy.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow yummy combo and tempting pic...

Priya said...

Shaak looks marvellous,catchy and delicious..

The Foodie said...

This is a tasty combination...the dish looks so inviting.

Divya Vikram said...

Havent tried adding sev to subjis. must add a nice crunch.

ila said...

hoo yummy and innovative ur click s so good :)

Srivalli said...

Suma, that sev on top makes it very very tempting!..looks more like a chaat..:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy snack and gorgeous clicks.
Regarding Any One Can Cook, it's a weekly event, from Monday-Friday. You can send your archived recipes also, but please give a link about the event in that particular post. Looking forward to your yummy entries :)

Hari Chandana said...

nice recipe.. looks gr8 !!

Radhika said...

I am just drooling looking at the picture

Radhika said...

lovely dish and awesome clicks

Akila said...

wat a mouthwatring recipe...
Dish Name Starts with F
Learning-to-cook
Regards,
Akila

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!love the colour

Kairali sisters said...

Something very new to me, looks delicious though :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have to try it out dear, bookmarked it :)

Shruti J said...

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