Sev Tameta Nu Shaak Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Sev tameta nu shaak is a popular Gujarati style sweet and sour tomato curry prepared with tomato, sev, onion and other Indian curry spices. In this recipe, first tomatoes, onion and spices are sauteed in oil and then cooked with water, sev is added only toward its final stage of preparation. Serve it with paratha and thepla for a delicious meal.

Sev Tomato Curry

5 medium Red Ripe Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup Nylon Sev or Thick Sev
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 medium Onion, finely chopped, optional
1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (dhania powder)
1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
2 tablespoons Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Cooking Oil
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Water


  1. step-1
    Heat oil in a kadai over medium flame. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds; when they begin to splutter, add chopped onion and sauté until it turns light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies, sauté for 15-20 seconds.
  2. step-2
    Add chopped tomatoes and sauté them for a minute.
  3. step-3
    Add and mix salt, sugar and turmeric powder. Cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  4. step-4
    Add 1/2 cup water, mix well and cook until tomatoes become soft (around 4-5 minutes). Stir in between occasionally.
  5. step-5
    Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and sev.
  6. step-6
    Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the flame.
  7. l_step
    Transfer prepared sev tameta nu shaak to a serving bowl and garnish with green coriander leaves. Serve it hot with chappati, thepla or paratha.
Tips and Variations:

  • If you want more gravy, add more water because sev absorbs the water of gravy.
  • Adjust quantity of red chilli powder, and green chilli according to your taste to make it more or less spicy.
Taste: Tangy and spicy
Serving Ideas: Serve it with plain paratha or bhakhri (a thick roasted Gujarati bread).

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Jul 22, 2017 by Shri
Very delicious and yummy.Thank you.

Apr 23, 2016 by Vrushali
Tried the recipe. Very tasty! Loved it!

May 04, 2015 by Kavita
Awesome sabji. I've tried many of your recipes and all turned out very good. Thank you so much.

Apr 19, 2015 by Veejeta
Thank you so much for the recipe. I made it. It turned out to be awesome and yummy. Only thing I modified was I put haldiram lasun sev.

Response: Hi, thanks for trying the recipe. You can use any sev or gathiya in this curry.

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Nov 10, 2014 by Seema Mondal
Thanks for this recipe. It was superb.

Oct 20, 2014 by harshal prajapati
I tried today, it was nice. My mom likes it so much.

Sep 16, 2014 by NITESH TAUNK
I tried it today. Sev Tomato Nu Saak is very tasty.

Oct 17, 2013 by archana parekh
thanks for the step wise directions and photos.
trying it for the first time. think it will turn out nice.

Apr 17, 2013 by Samira
nice yummy recipes. ..Thanks u soo much u give recipes step by step

Apr 17, 2013 by Samira
nice recipes...Thanks

Feb 26, 2013 by bhakar
i tried it and it is very nice recipe.. thanks

Oct 03, 2012 by Naiya
So simple & easy step by step Directions to make sev tamatar sabzi. I like it very much.