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  • Writer's pictureKomal Soni

Sev Usal (Vadodara Style)


Tomato puree:

Combine the following in blender and blend it:

  • 2 tomatoes, cut into four pieces

  • 2 tablespoons gram flour

  • 2 tablespoons of water

For Usal:

  • 1 cup dry green peas, soaked and boiled

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 2-3 dry red chili

  • 2-3 cloves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 2 tablespoons cumin-coriander powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • Pinch of pepper powder

  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon usal masala (if you have)

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • Few spoons coriander, chopped

For Tari:

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste

  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Sweet chutney

  • Green chutney

  • Red chutney

  • Gathiya/ sev

  • Lemon slices

  • Buns/ Bread


For Usal:

  • In a pot, heat oil on a medium flame.

  • Add in cloves, dry red chili and bay leaf, cumin seeds and sauté for 1 minute.

  • Now add chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder, garam masala, pepper powder, usal masala (if using) and sauté until they are aromatic, making sure they dont burn.

  • Now slowly add tomato puree and ginger paste, stir and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Now add boiled green peas, salt, sugar (if using) and mix well.

  • Add around 2 cups of water or as per your needed consistency.

  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes and add chopped coriander.

For Tari:

  • Heat oil, and give tadka of green chili paste, red chili powder and water.


  • In a bowl/deep plate, add usal.

  • Top it with tari, sweet chutney, green chutney, red chutney and coriander.

  • Add gathiya/sev on the top or can have on the side too.

  • Eat with buns or bread.

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