Sev Usal

Sev Usal

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One of Gujarat’s favourite street foods, the Sev Usal is an unimaginably scrumptious treat, with a mind-boggling array of textures and a vibrant burst of flavours – every aspect of it justifies its timeless popularity!

Boiled vatana is cooked with a tongue-tickling curry, made of tangy tomatoes, crunchy onions and peppy spice powders. This ragda is then topped with juicy grated veggies and crispy sev, to make the Sev Usal, which is enjoyed with soft laddi pav.

A filling and tasty treat, this is on everyone’s must-try list. Have a go at other popular street foods like the Dahi Ragda Chaat or Stuffed Ragda Patties

Sev Usal recipe - How to make Sev Usal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Ragda
2 cups soaked safed vatana (dried white peas) or
salt to taste
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp lemon juice

For The Topping
2 tsp garlic chutney
4 tsp green chutney
8 tsp sweet chutney
4 tbsp boiled and chopped potatoes
4 tbsp finely chopped onions
2 tbsp grated carrot
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
4 tbsp sev

For Serving
ladi ladi pav

For the ragda

    For the ragda
  1. Combine the vatana, little salt and enough water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the cooked vatana, coriander, lemon juice and ½ cup water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Put 1/4th portion of ragda in a serving bowl and top it with ½ tsp of garlic chutney, 1 tsp of green chutney, 2 tsp of sweet chutney evenly over it.
  2. Put 1 tbsp of potatoes, 1 tbsp of onions, ½ tbsp of carrot, ½ tbsp of coriander and 1 tbsp of sev evenly over it.
  3. Repeat steps 1 to 2 to make 3 more servings.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy238 cal
Protein10.3 g
Carbohydrates31.7 g
Fiber3.9 g
Fat7.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium20.6 mg
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Sev Usal
 on 15 Apr 19 03:54 PM

Tarla Dalal
16 Apr 19 05:55 PM
   Hi Shifa, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you enjoyed the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Sev Usal
 on 18 May 18 06:16 PM

We all have eaten Ragda patties, aloo tikki chaat but, I didn''t know of sev usual. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe from the streets of Gujarat. So unique and flavorsome.