Misal ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
by Tarla Dalal
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Misal means “mixture” in marathi and if you are in bombay, you should definitely not miss this treat! technically, a usal topped with farsan, chopped onions, tomatoes and lemon, it is best served with pav. Puneri misal and kolhapuri misal are the granddads of the missal clan!
- Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the tomato purée, clove powder, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, misal masala, sugar, salt and ¼ cup of water, mix well and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or till the oil separates, while stirring continuously.
- Add the mixed sprouts, ¾ cup of water and coriander, mix well and simmer for another 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Place ¼th of the masala on a small plate, top with ¼th of the missal, ¼ cup of farsan and ¼ cup of onions evenly over it.
- Serve immediately with 2 pavs and a lemon wedge.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more plates.
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