Misal Pav Recipe

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Misal Pav
How To Make Misal Pav
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Misal Pav Recipe: A much-loved Maharashtrian curry that is a spicy melange of potatoes, freshly made spice paste and sprouted beans. Goes best with pav, it is usually served at the breakfast table but also makes for a light meal in itself.

Ingredients of Misal Pav

  • For paste of gravy/sauce:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup coconut, grated
  • To make gravy/sauce (Kat in Marathi):
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • spice paste (as above)
  • to taste salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon & clove powder
  • 3 cups water (or as required to adjust the consistency)
  • To make usal:
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 1/2 cups steamed matki (moth) (soaked overnight)
  • 1 cup potato (cut into square pieces), boiled
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon-clove powder
  • 1 lime juice
  • 3 cups water (or as required)
  • to taste salt
  • For garnishing:
  • onion, chopped
  • Mix dry farsan
  • coriander, chopped
  • To serve with: Paav, slice of lemon

How to Make Misal Pav

  • Prepare paste:
  • 1.Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped onion.
  • 2.Saute till the onion is transculent.
  • 3.Now add chopped tomatoes and grated coconut. Mix well and saute it for few minutes.
  • 4.Allow the mixture to cool then grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Prepare gravy/sauce ('Kat' in Marathi):
  • 1.Heat oil in a pan. Add the ready paste into oil and saute it for about 2 minutes.
  • 2.Now add salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder, clove-cinnamon powder and mix it.
  • 3.Add water and cook till the mixture starts leaving oil.
  • 4.Transfer it in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Prepare Usal:
  • 1.Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and asafoetida.
  • 2.Saute it for a minute and add soaked & boiled sprouts along with potatoes. Mix it well.
  • 3.Now add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala, clove-cinnamon powder and lime juice.
  • 4.Add water to it and cook it for about 8-10 minutes.
  • 5.Transfer it in a separate bowl.
  • Prepare Misal:
  • 1.Take a serving bowl. First pour ready usal in the bowl and then pour the red gravy over it.
  • 2.Thereafter, add finely chopped onion and farsan to the mixture.
  • 3.Garnish it with chopped coriander. Serve it with pav and a slice of lemon

Recipe Notes

You may also take mix sprouts to make usal.
The farsan can be substituted with Chivda as well.

Key Ingredients: oil, ginger paste, garlic paste, onion, tomato, coconut, oil, spice paste (as above), salt, red chilli paste, garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder, cinnamon & clove powder, water (or as required to adjust the consistency), oil, garlic paste, ginger paste, hing (asafoetida), steamed matki (moth) (soaked overnight), potato (cut into square pieces), turmeric powder, garam masala, cinnamon-clove powder, lime juice, water (or as required), salt, onion, Mix dry farsan, coriander,