Sev Usal | How to make Sev Usal

By Rachana Bhatia  |  28th Feb 2016  |  
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  • Pav Buns

About Sev Usal Recipe

Traditional spicy dish from vadodara (Gujarat). Made from dry white peas served with sev, bun and green onion.

Sev Usal

Ingredients to make Sev Usal

  • Dry white peas 1 cup
  • garlic 1 big bunch
  • ginger 1 inch
  • curry leaves 4-5
  • Achar masala 2 tbsp
  • oil 1/2 cup
  • Green chilles 3-4
  • onion 1 small
  • tomatoes 1
  • tamarind a pinch
  • salt as per taste
  • Red chilliy powder 1 tsp
  • For topping:
  • Thick sev
  • coriander leaves
  • Green onions, finely chopped
  • Pav bun

How to make Sev Usal

  1. Soak white peas for 4-5 hours. Boil white peas for one whistle.
  2. Peel garlic, cut onion, tomato, green chillies and ginger.
  3. Put garlic, green chillies, ginger, achar masala, curry leaves and 1 tsp oil in jar and grind it to a fine paste. Transfer it to a bowl.
  4. Add in the onion and tomatoes.
  5. Heat oil in a thick pan, add the ground masala. Saute for 1 minute.
  6. Add in the ground onion, tomato and saute for another 2-4 minutes or till they are done.
  7. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Add 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. (It will require a little more water than the usual gravies)
  8. Add in the boiled white peas, simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. In a serving bowl add this white peas gravy, top it with sev and green onion.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and pav bun.

My Tip:

Do not over boil the white peas.

Reviews for Sev Usal (2)

pinky upadhyay2 years ago

mam achar means..exactly kya

Ashok Karera2 years ago


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