Monday 14 May 2018

Misal pav

One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savories 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.

This is our 144th #Foodiemonday Bloghop event, and we are back with #Maharashtriancuisine. Here contributing this recipe of Misal Pav which I adopted from Tarla Dalal's recipe. Check out the recipe below and enjoyy the flavor of maharashtra.


For The Misal Masala

1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 cloves
3 peppercorns
25 mm stick cinnamon
2 whole dry kashmiri red chilies
3 garlic cloves

For The Misal

3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup matki sprouts
1/2 cup safed vatana sprouts
1/2 cup moong sprouts
2 tbsp chawli sprouts
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
salt to taste

For Serving
1/2 cup mixed chivda
1/2 cup potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
8 laddi pavs
4 lemon wedges


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.



  1. The Missal Paav platter looks absolutely delish Waagmi ! We also add cooked poha while assembling the missal..lovely share on the theme !

  2. Misal pav sounds super tempting Waagmi. Beautiful click 👌

  3. Misal pav looks very tempting Waagmi. I made misal pav too. Beautiful click.

  4. This looks so delicious and so full of flavour!Awesome share!

  5. Your misal pao platter looks so gorgeous! Would love to bite into it! :)

  6. Misal Pav looks so delish. Fab clicks waagmi.

  7. Really, I am really tempted now to make this ASAP, Lovely share for them Waagmi :)

  8. In love with your clicks.. as always.. This looks divine

  9. Haven't had this in ages! So tempting and yummy this truly looks!