Monday, June 1, 2009

Jain Sev Tameta Nu Shaak ( Sev Tomato Curry)


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Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins.
Serves / Makes : 2


Ingredients:

4 C Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 C Sev (Bengal gram fried noodles) (Sev amount can be increased as per taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 C water
Salt to taste

For tempering:

2 tsp Oil
1/2 Cumin / Mustard Seeds
A pinch asafoetida (hing)

Method:

1. Heat oil, as the cumin seeds spluters , add tomatoes, salt, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, garam masala pwd cook for a while.

2. Add water to cooked tomatoes, and bring it to boil..once it has started to boil, add sev and put the flame off.

3. Let is sit for a while, and serve with Bhakri / Roti (Indian flat bread)


Event Participation:
This dish goes to RCI Jain Saatvik Cooking, hosted by PJ & Lakshmi

24 comments:

Nandini said...

Oh! Never heard of this dish! At first, I mistook the sev tomato curry for soup! :) But the recipe looks scrumptious and alluring! :)

Pavithra said...

I have heard this but never tried this..looking good and delicious.. seriously mouthwatering.

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! very new recipe to me ..lovely dish !

Suparna said...

hi,
I've been awed by jain cuisine for their simplicity and health factor(I don't mind repeating myself :))
This dish can pass of as a soup too!damn neat with sev!

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's a simple and yum recipe....

Cham said...

Very different this dish :)

Varunavi said...

Never heard of this dish,sounds interesting

Helene said...

I try to eat tomatoes every day. They are so good for you. I tried to find asafoetida in stores and did not have any luck. I like your blog :)

Parita said...

Delicious..we make this all the time..very handy when out of veggies :) love the pic...hey you can send this to the satvik/jain food event..

sangeeta said...

this is new for me.........somewhat similar to tamatr chaat which is famous in banaras......my hometown.you have a nice blog dear.

Trupti said...

never tried before but looks delicious..thanks for sharing

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Nandini, Pavithra, Mangala,Suparna, Kitchen Flavours,Cham,Helene & Parita...for your lovely comments.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Sangeeta, Trupti for your comments do keep visiting.

Kalai said...

Quick and simple dish.Picture looks colorful and mouth-watering.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks,for your comments Kalai do keep visiting our blog.

Rush said...

made this today and it came out fab..thnks so much for the recipe!!

Nithya Praveen said...

Interesting recipe...thanks for sharing!

Kalai said...

My first time here. Nice recipe and you have an awesome blog! Keep up the great work! :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks, Rush, Nithya, & Kalai for your comments...do keep visiting for more healthy.

Deepika said...

So innovative! Thanks for sharing. I love tomatoes.

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Laavanya said...

This is new to me but sounds so simple & flavorful.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Deepika, Vincent & Laavanya for your comments.

Sanjana said...

I love this shaak. my mum makes it at home I just used to adore it when I was little! Yummy!

 
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