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Sev usal (Chaat) - Matar Chaat

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Bhavna brings you very delicious and easy to make Sevsar(Chaat). This dish can be prepared easily for big party, picnic or little get-together.
  Yellow dry peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green dry peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (As required to boil the peas)
For the ragda
  Tomatoes 1 , chopped
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pav bhaji garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
For the seasoning
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Curry leaves 5 Medium
The chutneys
  Date and tamarind chutney 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Cilantro and mint chutney 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
For the garnish
  Red onion 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh cilantro 1⁄2 Teaspoon, chopped
  Sev 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. In a bowl soak the yellow dry peas and the green dry peas i water for about 4 to 5 hours (or overnight).
2. Take a pressure cooker and cook the soaked green and yellow peas for about 10 to 15 minutes (5 to 6 whistles from the pressure cooker). Add salt in water while cooking. Once cooked, set aside.

3. Take a saucepan and heat it with a couple of tablespoons of oil. Add the cumin seeds and when they begin to crackle, add a pinch of asafoetida (hing) and curry leaves.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes till tender. Then add the ginger and garlic paste and stir.
5. Add turmeric powder, red chili, and paw bhaji garam masala. Stir it well, cover and let it cook for a few minutes.
6. Reduce to low heat and add all the boiled peas along with all the liquid into the tomato gravy. Cover and let it cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.

7. Into a serving bowl ladle a serving of the ragda and top it with the chutneys.

8. Garnish the sev usal with chopped onions, cilantro and sprinkles of sev. Serve right away.

Use a little bit of sugar in the ragda if you are not using all the chutneys.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
In a mood of making an Indian appetizer then do check this out. It is called ragda in India. It is simple to make and is yummy to eat. You can eat it with bread if you like. Do try out this recipe and don't forget to watch the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 118 Calories from Fat 50

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.7%

Saturated Fat 0.74 g3.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 445.4 mg18.6%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.7%

Sugars 2.1 g

Protein 5 g10.7%

Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 5.6%

Calcium 1.9% Iron 6.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sev Usal (Chaat) - Matar Chaat Recipe Video