Sev Usal


2 cups of dried green peas (soaked overnight and pressure cooked till soft)
Salt to taste
A small lemon sized tamarind soaked in water
1 tsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cumin seeds and mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 green chilli finely chopped

To serve-
Sweet chutney
Green chutney
Coriander leaves finely chopped

Heat oil and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When it splutters, add tamarind juice, cooked peas and all the other ingredients except the ones listed for serving.
Add some water if required and cook for some time till you get a thick gravy.

To serve...Spread out this gravy on a plate, add some sweet chutney and green chutney as per taste. Add lots of sev to it and finely garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve immediately with bread/pav or as it is.

Sending this over to SWC:Maharashtra hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes

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Seema said...

I love usual.. Yum yum!!

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious EC and such pretty prsentation too :)

Trupti said...

Hey EC, Sev Usal looks very delicious.. I love these kind of dishes.

Cham said...

Tempting plate of sev

Unknown said...

I love usal and make it regularly,your presentation is great........

Deepthi Shankar said...

that looks very delicious ..

Illatharasi said...

Wow, amazing presentation!!!!
What to have a spoon;)

Swati Raman Garg said...

perfect presentation haan ... sahiii

Neha said...

a yummy chat, n nice presentation too..
thanx for the entry..

Anisheetu said...

This is looking very yummy!!!! :)

Namratha said...

I had Usal for the first only few months ago at a friends place, loved it! Thanks for the recipe E:)


nice recipe ..simple and tasty :-)

Sunshinemom said...

This usal is the best! better than the other legumes:)

Simply Cheerful Food said...

such a great recipe Mouth watering for lunch or dinar thank you for posting

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