Shorva,a spicy soup/gravy like consistency dish which is served with flavored rice in many of the hotels.When I wanted to make Kuskha my hubby told me about Shorva...I have not heard about this dish before.He told that he used to have it in his home-town,so I started my search in google and then found the recipe from my fellow blogger Usha in her blog and followed her recipe...that turned of very well and that was a good combo with Kuskha and raitha.Click here for the recipe.Shorva was very tasty and remined me of a hotel in our home-town..I never knew that making shorva is very easy and with simple ingridents.I followed the recipe but only variation is I made it a plain Shorva..didnt add eggs/aloo to the dish.
Thank U Usha...

After Trying this recipe from Usha's blog...I got to know about small variation in her recipe and made it today.Both tasted similar but wanted to let u all know about this recipe as few of us dont like adding curd to the dish.


Onion:1/2 finely chopped

Tomato:2 medium(finely chopped)

Corainder Powder:1.5 spns


Cinnamon:1 inch


Gingergarlic paste:1 spn

Grated Coconut:3 spn(Fresh/frozen/dried)

Poppy Seeds:1 spn

Oil:3 spn

Salt n Chilli Powder:To taste


1.Soak poppy seeds in water for 30-40 mins

2.Blend soaked poppy seeds n grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little water to it.

3.Put a sauce pan on flame and add oil,when hot add cloves,cinnamon,elachi and fry for 2 mins,now add the chopped onions and fry till they turn golden brown.

4.When the onions turn brown add the ginger garlic paste mix well and fry till the raw flavor is gone,now add the coriander powder ,stir well and fry for a min.

5.Now add the chopped tomatoes,salt,mix and cover it with a lid ,cook till the tomatoes turn smooth n mashy.

6.When done add the coconut n poppy seeds paste mix well and add chilli powder mix well and add water(adjust according the consistency u want) stir well and cook it till oil seprates.Finally garnish it with chopped coriander.

Serve it hot with Biriyani or any flavored rice.Adding egg/aloo is up to you.

Spicy Shorva is My Hubby's fav dish...


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Shrova is new to me too... Thanks for the pictures should give it a try...

Anonymous said...

looks perfect.... thanks for trying the recipe...

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looks good ...Nice palatte