Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato

Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato

As I mentioned in my Muthiya recipe, here is the other Gujarati Recipe – Tameta Nu Shaak which means Tomato Curry. Shaak means Subzi/. It’s a flavorful tomato curry topped up with Sev that goes well with roti and rice and it is pretty much similar to the onion-tomato thokku. It’s a simple gravy that can be prepared in a jiffy.

One major advantage of living in Bay Area is that you can find all the ingredients required any Indian cuisine. You can find them either in South or Easy bay for sure. The other thing is the number of Indian restaurants. :-) I think I have mentioned this before there are two branches of Aachi’s Aappakadai in the same street and both will be crowded during the weekends. When we moved to Bay Area, our major weekend activity was to try the different Indian restaurants and one such time we tasted this Tameta Nu Shaak. I wanted to try the recipe right away but it didn’t happen until last year till I got the recipe from my friend. Onion is optional here. One thing I learnt was green chillies and ginger 

Here is the recipe that I tried,

Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato    

Ingredients:

  • Finely chopped onion – 1/2 cup (Completely optional)
  • Tomato – 3
  • Oil – 2 tsps
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Coriander powder – 1.5 tsps
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp (adjust according to the sourness of tomatoes)
  • Sev – as required (I used store bough sev)

Steps:

  • Finely chop the tomatoes and onions.
  • Pulse the ginger and green chilly, if not finely chop them.
  • Heat the kadai and add oil. 
  • Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds and hing.
  • As they start to splutter add the onions and green chilly-ginger mix.
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent and then add the tomatoes.

Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato

  • Add all the masalas – turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and salt.
  • Mix well. Cover and cook till the tomatoes turns soft.

Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato

  • Add the sugar and mix well.

That’s it. The curry is ready. Add the sev just before serving. 

Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato

Tameta Nu Shaak | Gujarati Special Sev Tomato
Gujarati Special - tangy tomato gravy served with crunchy sev. A Perfect side for rice and roti.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. Finely chopped onion - 1/2 cup (Completely optional)
  2. Tomato - 3
  3. Oil - 2 tsps
  4. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Hing - 1/2 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Green Chilly - 1
  9. Ginger - 1 inch piece
  10. Coriander powder - 1.5 tsps
  11. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Sugar - 1 tsp (adjust according to the sourness of tomatoes)
  13. Sev - as required (I used store bough sev)
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the tomatoes and onions.
  2. Pulse the ginger and green chilly, if not finely chop them.
  3. Heat the kadai and add oil.
  4. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds and hing.
  5. As they start to splutter add the onions and green chilly-ginger mix.
  6. Saute till the onions turn translucent and then add the tomatoes.
  7. Add all the masalas - turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and salt.
  8. Mix well. Cover and cook till the tomatoes turns soft.
  9. Add the sugar and mix well.
  10. That's it. The curry is ready. Add the sev just before serving.
Notes
  1. Onions are optional.
  2. If you can cumin-coriander powder mix you can use 2 tsps of that instead of separate cumin and coriander powder.
  3. If you skip green chillies and add more red chilly powder or adjust the spice levels according to your taste preference.
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