Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let they crackle. Add asafoetida.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute.
Now add turmeric powder and mix well.
Add chopped tomatoes. Add salt and mix well.
Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes or till tomatoes soften on medium heat stirring in between.
The tomatoes have started to become soft.
Cook for a couple of minutes and add spices red chili powder, coriander cumin powder and sugar.
Mix well and cook for couple minutes. Add water and and bring and boil for couple of minutes. The curry is ready. Cover and keep it aside.
Just before serving, reheat the curry and add sev (fried chickpea noodles).
Mix well and add coriander.
Remove in a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander and serve it immediately.
I have served sev tameta nu shaak with dhana lasan bajri na rotla and jaggery.