Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food is a popular street food from Gujarat (India). It is served hot by assembling the ragda (spiced dried green peas curry) with green coriander chutney, date tamarind chutney, onions , spicy tari (gravy made with garlic, red chili powder and oil), coriander and thick gram flour sev (fried noodles). It is a complete meal and is vegan and can be enjoyed as a complete meal for lunch or dinner or light evening snack. It can be made in big quantity and can be served as a party food. Since it is spiced and served warm sev usal becomes a warm food especially during cold winter nights.

Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
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Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food is a popular street food from Gujarat (India). It is served hot by assembling the ragda (spiced dried green peas curry) with green coriander chutney, date tamarind chutney, onions , spicy tari (gravy made with garlic, red chili powder and oil), coriander and thick gram flour sev (fried noodles). It is a complete meal and is vegan and can be enjoyed as a complete meal for lunch or dinner or light evening snack. It can be made in big quantity and can be served as a party food. Since it is spiced and served warm sev usal becomes a warm food especially during cold winter nights.
Course Breakfast, brunch, curry, dinner, hotsnack, lunch, one meal dish, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword breakfast, brunch, chaat, curry, dinner, driedgreenpeas, gujaratifood, gujaratirecipe, lightlunch, onemealdish, peas, pulses, streetfood, usal, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
8 hours
Servings 4 people
Calories 260kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • pressure cooker
  • spatula
  • wok or big pot with lid
  • spoon
  • knife
  • small frying pan for tadka /tempering
  • small bowl

Ingredients

Cooking peas for usal

Gravy for usal

Tari

Assembling of usal

Instructions

Cooking peas for usal

  • Wash and soak the dried green peas in water for 8 hours or overnight.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Cook the soaked dried green peas with water and salt in the pressure cooker for 5-6 whistles on high heat and 2 whistles on low heat.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Gravy for usal

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and when they crackle add asafoetida.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add the chopped onions and saute till translucent and soft.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add ginger garlic paste. Saute.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Add some salt.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Cook till the tomatoes soften.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add spices – turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander cumin powder and garam masala.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Saute till the spices are fragrant and the oil starts to release from the sides of the pan.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add the pressure cooked dried green peas.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Mix well.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Now add water and salt and bring the mixture to boil on high heat.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Simmer for 7-8 minutes on medium heat.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Oil will start to float on the surface.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add chopped coriander and lemon juice.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Mix well. The gravy for the usal is ready.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Tari

  • In a bowl add coarsely crushed garlic. Add cumin seed powder and salt. Mix well.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and red chili powder.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add the crushed garlic mixture. Mix well.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add water to it and mix well.
  • Boil for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  • Remove the tari in the bowl. These tari can be refrigerated for a week and can be enjoyed with pav bhaji, misal, rice or pulao.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Assembling of usal

  • Take a shallow bowl. Add half cup of the prepared green peas usal gravy in it.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add the 1 tbsp of date tamarind chutney, and 1/2 tbsp of tari in it.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of coriander chili green chutney, chopped onions, and 1 tbsp of tari.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food
  • Sprinkle the usal sev, chopped coriander and serve the usal hot. You can have it plain or serve it with bun.
    Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 1080mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2291IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 8mg

3 thoughts on “Sev Usal / Spiced Dried Peas Curry / Gujarat Street Food”

  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe with details of assembly. Especially the ‘tari’ thing. Usal can be taken with bread or bun in also. It can be more watery to differentiate it from ‘ragda’. Great 👍

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