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Sev Tameta nu shaak

by Sonia on July 17, 2009

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This is super quick yet healthy recipe. If you run out of vegetables, this easy-peasy subji might help you out. This dish is regular and frequent in our menu, at least once in a month. You can use any kind of ready-made sev of your choice like Gathiya sevRatlami sev, Nylon sev, etc . Originally, it serves with Bhavnagari Ganthiya, is a thick, soft and made from chickpeas flour and does perfectly intermingle with spicy tomato gravy. You can find Bhavnagari ganthiya/sev or any other kinda sev at Indian store. I prefer soft and mild flavoured sev on topping  to retain its original taste and not to overpower the taste by spicy sev. But, my hubby loves his spicy Ratlami sev on topping. Here is very simple method.

Sev Tameta Nu Shaak Recipe:


4-5 big Roma Tomatoes ~ chopped into medium chunks
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds/ Rai
1 tsp Ajwain/Bishop seeds (Highly recommended)
2 tsp Chili powder (Adjust to your spice level)
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1-2 Garlic pod – freshly crushed (Optional) ~ if you are not using garlic, add a pinch of hing instead.
2 tbsp Shredded Jaggery ~ adjust according to tomato’s tartness.
Salt – to taste
Store bought Chickpea Sev or Ganthiya – for topping

How to:

1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, let it pop up and add ajwain. Add freshly crushed garlic (optional) and sauté it for a few seconds. Now add chopped tomato and sprinkle some salt to taste. Cover with lid and let it cook on medium heat for about 5-7 mins.

2.Once tomatoes are cooked, add all the spice powder, jaggery and stir. Cover with a lid and let it cook about 2 mins. Switch off the flame. You don’t need to add water anywhere, the juicy tomato will ooze out itself.

3.Serve hot (only) in deep bowl and sprinkle sev on top. Enjoy with roti/paratha.

Note: Sprinkle sev/ganthiya when you are ready to eat or it will become soggy. It tastes best when it is hot!

  • I make the tomato gravy quite often but sprinkling sev is new to me.

    • Madhu, do try to sprinkle some sev on tomato gravy. You would like it.

  • Beautiful dish.. i do this but without the jaggery & sev, & love it with my parathas. I suppose this is a pretty common gujrati dish. I think my hubby will love the spicy think gathiya like sev.

    • Go Soma. Yes, this is very common dish in Gujjus. Let me knw when you try this version. :)

  • Thats one of my favorite!!! my mom made this for me when last week only:)

    • who does not like this dish Parita? :)

  • i love this with roti..its always a side dish at home…influenced by one of my guju best friends…learnt it from her mom…i love it,havent made it for a month now..thnks for reminding me :)

    • Rush, you already have Gujju friends….gr8! Glad you loved it too. :)

  • Thanks for dropping by, I am here….just real busy with the summer…will be back to posting soon.

    Sev Tameta is a fav. of mine…..I love it with the really thin sev too…and some parothas on the side. :)

    • Hey Trupti, nice to see ur msg. :) Sev tameta is fav of our gujjus. :)

  • Awesome recipe, awesome pic, awesome Sonu!!!

    • Thank you Priya. :) Nice to see you here.

  • sonu im unable to leave a comment on ur other blog..with the maula re song in it :(…dunno y?

  • ur comment section started to work!!
    now post something..i made tamatar saak, loved it as always..waiting for the next recipe!!

  • I like how this is called Tamata nu Saak. I have seen this before but never tasted this. Nice picture.

  • This is my all time favourite shaak (sabji)…..when I am really confused on what to cook or running short veggies……Sev Tameta Nu Shaak comes to my rescue….

  • LOL Sonu… I have been coming with a bang one too many times now, so often that it is no longer a bang. He he he.
    How are you?
    I love your dish… sev is one of my favorite things to add to salads and gravies like this.

  • yummo! awesome crunch that garnish will have no?

  • hey babe,…im trying this today for dinner..cool, will let u know how it comes out :)

  • Aparna

    Hi Sonu, I liked this recipe. I have eaten this before in Indore. Will try this soon and let you know how it came out.

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