Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Sev Usal

This is a wonderfully hearty and lip smackingly good dish - the recipe of which I learned from my SIL in Gujarat. It is very simple to make and at the same time, will keep people coming back for more. A hot bowl of this sev usal is a great way to warm yourself up on a cold, winter night.

What you need:
Soaked peas - 2 cups (I used sprouted peas as I had them on hand. )
Salt - to taste
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Sev, finely chopped onions and corriander - for topping
Grind together:
Cardamom - 5 pods
Clove - 5
Onion - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tomato - 2

Add 3 cups of water to the peas and cook in a pressure cooker. Once the steam has settled, open the lid and add the ground masala to the cooked peas. Add salt, garam masala and two cups of water. Let it boil for 20-25 minutes on a low flame until the raw smell goes away. The final product should be quite watery. So use your judgement and add water as required.
While serving:
This is usually eaten with bread/pav. Ladle out a bowl-ful of the hot usal. Top with generous helpings of finely chopped onion, corriander and sev. The usal will thicken up a bit once you add all the toppings. Scoop up the usal with bread/pav or alternately eat spoonfuls of the usal and bread. Either way, you are bound to enjoy your meal.

This is my entry to Spicy Treat's First event - Show me your hits and to Srav's Dish for loved ones.


Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks yummy. I love this.

Anu said...

Nice one jai.

Aarthi said...

This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..


Rajani said...

Thank you for helping me decide tomorrow's dinner - sev usal it has to be, paired with masala pav from Spar... You have created a winning simple one pot meal..(big grin)

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice recipe for bread. Yummm

lata raja said...

Usal is an awesome side for the bread, what I did not know is that it will be rare in texture. The ingredients in the grinding list is quite tempting.

Hema said...

Good one Jayashree, I can have it with some broken puris on top..

Nirmala's kitchen said...

Looks delicious and colourful!!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds to be a mouthwatering one. Nice recipe. YUM!

Srivalli said...

That's a nice one Jay..

Chandrani said...

Crunchy yummy sev..

Archana Vivek said...

Nice one. Sounds very easy too

Priya Yallapantula said...

Amazing, that looks delicious :)

picture said...

Should try!!!