Monday, 19 March 2007

Sev and Tomato Shaak / Spicy Chickpea Noodles in a Tomato Sauce




This is my old time favourite, the tangy taste of the tomatoes with the spicy taste of the sev is delicious. Real comfort food. I always thought that my mother made up this recipe, I now realise it is actually a Gujarati recipe. We also make sev with spring onions and sev with young mooli or radishes - leaves and all, recipe to come. The sev we used was homemade, recipe soon.

Ingredients
1 lb tomatoes; blanched, peeled and liquidised
1 cups sev
1 tspn mustard seeds
1/2 tspn cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1 hot chilli (as many as you can handle)
1 onion; chopped fine
1/2 tspn tumeric
2 tspn coriander and cumin powders
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 inch ginger; grated
1 tbspn oil

Method
Heat the oil, add the cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chilli, fry for a few minutes.
Add the onion, cook until transluscent.
Add about 2 tablespoons of the tomatoes, cumin and coriander powders, garlic and ginger paste, and cook for 5 minutes.
















Add the rest of the tomatoes, bring to boil, simmer for 5 minutes, add the sev, cook for few more minutes and serve with chapattis.

This is my entry for JFI

hosted by RP

8 comments:

Lakshmik said...

Hi Sajeda

Looks delicious and healthy too. Thanks for the recipe.

trupti said...

This is my absolute fav. shaak to have with some khichdi...Lovely. You know, you can submit this to JFI- this month's ingredient is- Tomatoes.

RP of redpepper's workshop is hosting it!

trupti

Sushma said...

First time at your blog. the shak looks delicious

-Sushma

Roopa said...

hi Sajeda
First time here.
i just love this dish, we call it sev bhaji. it looks mouthwatering!

Pelicano said...

Sageda-
This is the first Jihva recipe i clicked...this looks so delicious! For years I have loved simple stewed tomatoes with wheat pasta...but this looks far tastier and easier on the carbs too! I will try soon...look forward to the other sev recipes!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

hi,
First time to ur bolg...... Ur recipe is very nice.........

Sajeda Meghji said...

Thanks Roopa, Pelicano and Sukanya!
Us bloggers in encouragment from our readers!

Patel said...

Thanks for recipe. Original Gujarati's favorite Shaak.
Get sev for the above shaak and other snacks online at below link

www.snacksathome.com

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