Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Veg Shorva / Sherva

SERVES : 2 people

Shorva /sherva is mostly prepared either with chicken or with mutton . Here is my vegetarian shorva recipe which is a great accompliement for biryanis.


  • Chop 1 onion and 1 tomato .
  • Heat a pan add 2 tspns oil and fry onions till they get golden brown. Add 1/4 tspn ginger garlic paste . Fry it for 2 mins.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till it turns mushy. Switch off stove and let this cool . Grind it to a paste by adding little water.
  • Take a bowl , add 2tbspns of curd and make it like buttermilk . To this add 1/2 tspn salt , 1tspn chilly powder , 1/4 tspn turmeric , 1/2 tspn coriander powder , 2 tspns coconut powder or add 1/4 cup fresh coconut milk or 2tspns coconut paste. Mix all nicely and put it aside.
  • Heat a pan add 1 tbspn oil , add 2 cloves , 2 litely opened cardamoms , 1" cinnamon stick, pinch of shajeera , 2 small bay leaves . Fry for a minute.
  • Add grinded onion tomato paste , u can include some water. Fry this for 5 mins.
  • Next add curd mixture and mix well . Now u should make it into pouring consistency /rasam consistency for that u can add either veg stock or chicken stock or plain water.
  • Let this mixture boil for 15 minutes . Cook covered if not it may spill .
  • Finally add 1/4 tspn home made garam masala powder and 1/4 tspn store brought chicken curry masala powder . Add few finely chopped coriander leaves. Let this boil for 5 more mins and then switch off stove .
  • Serve this hot with biryanis /jeera rice / mattar chawal,............etc.


  1. Rajani Rayudu said...
    Hi Preethi,

    Very nice........

    Srinadh Penugonda said...
    Has been looking for this recipe for a while.. THanks alot!!! This is going to be this weekend project ;-)
    Bhanu said...
    Thats really great, it would be much helpful if you listed all the ingredients at the top to begin with.
    rakesh said...
    cheers ... :)
    Deepa said...
    Thanks preethi. Ur recipe really did help in fetching compliments :D
    ranjitha said...
    hi preethi
    as been looking for this recipe for a while.. Thanq
    sindhuja mishra said...
    hi preethi,
    i tried it.its really delicious.thank u very much...
    sameera's vantalu(only vegetarian) said...
    hai preethi garu ur recipe is very tasty ihave prepared it yesterday and my family loved it alot
    sameera's vantalu(only vegetarian) said...
    hi preethi garu ur vegsherva recipe is superb ihave prepared it yesterday night and served it with vegbiryaani and my parents loved it allot
    sindhu said...
    its delicious
    divya said...
    i tried ur recipe in my home it was tasty & easy. evrybody liked it. it is a worth try.
    thank you.
    Sanj said...
    Awesome, thanks.
    Sanj said...
    Awesome, thanks.

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