Maharashtrian cuisine has always been a fusion of south India and north India. it would always have a flavour of both and particularly with the gravy based curries which would use both south Indian and north Indian technique. sev bhaji recipe is one such gravy recipe which has coconut-based masala from an authentic blend of spices.
generally, most of the Indian curries are made with either combination of vegetables, meat or with dairy products like paneer. yet there is another category from the western India where deep-fried snacks are used/combined with spicy/sour gravy and served with bread. sev bhaji or shev bhaji is one such popular variety where spicy gathiya is topped over spicy coconut-based thin gravy. the recipe slightly brushes with other western Indian cuisine popular curries like missal pav or even sev tamatar sabzi. well if you ask me, i personally like the shev chi bhaji and sev tamatar version. its because it is much easy and quick to prepare to compare it to misal pav. having said that misal pav is much tastier and flavoured as it touch bases many ingredients.