Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav

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One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based misal masala!

All of this is further enhanced with chivda, potatoes and other appropriate ingredients to make a sumptuous accompaniment for laddi pav.

The best part about Misal is that it suits breakfast, dinner and any other time you wish to have it.

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Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings

For the misal masala

  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and coconut and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth powder without using
  5. Any water. Keep aside.

For the misal

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the prepared misal masala and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and a little water (approx. 1 tbsp), mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the matki, safed vatana, moong and chawli sprouts and mix well.
  6. Add 2 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  8. Add the chilli powder, 1/2 cup of water and coriander, mix well and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving pour 1/4 of the misal in a serving bowl, sprinkle 2 tbsp of mixed farsaan,2 tbsp of batata poha, 2 tbsp of onions and 1 tbsp of coriander over it.
  2. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more servings.
  3. Serve immediately with laddi pavs and lemon wedges.

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Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav
 on 11 Apr 16 12:41 PM

Awesome recipe! My husband loved it, me too. The masala smelt so good..
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Preeti. We are delighted you and your husband loved the Misal Pav recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking
11 Apr 16 02:40 PM
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav
 on 13 Mar 16 03:09 PM

This recipe was delicious !made it with just moth sprouts and omitted batata.it was perfectly spiced and my street food craving!i never knew it would come out so well in the house too??
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav
 on 04 Mar 16 04:57 PM

Really testy dish ever.I also try to make at home. And just really said that the dish is very nice ,and there test is very spaiciey n very colorful ever .thx
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Kushal. We are delighted you loved the Misal Pav recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
05 Mar 16 10:03 AM
Misal ( Roadside Recipe)
 on 08 Mar 14 10:59 AM

really yummy.....
Misal ( Roadside Recipe)
 on 11 Sep 12 05:46 AM

This recipe turned out to be super delicious. It's a hit. Thanks a ton Mrs. Tarla Dalal for such a simple and mouth watering recipe. I had tried preparing misal so many times before but it never turned out so yummy... !! My suggestion is to follow the recipe 100% without any variation and feel proud to make your family happy.