Misal Pav

Misal Pav

By NamakShamak
  • Serves: 2 - 4
  • Prep Time: 20 Minute
  • Cooking: 25 Minute
  • Calories:

Misal Pav is a traditional Maharashtiran Snack , and probably the most filling and nutritious street food! Misal , is a spicy curry made with Sprouts, primarily “Matki” , and some others like, white peas, Moong etc. It is topped with farsan, which is a mixture of gram flour fried noodles,called sev, and papadi ,which gives it a crunch, and served with lots of onion and Lime to balance out the spice of the curry. Its served with Pav , thats sometimes buttered and roasted. The Pav or Bread,absorbs the curry and together the combination is pure gastronomical indulgence! The dish is traditionally a Kolhapuri recipe. Kolhapur is a city in southern maharashtra, known for its royal Maharajas, and Spicy Food, laced with red hot Kolhapuri Chilli! There are lots of variations in this recipe , as it travels across the state! Its a bit sweet on the coastal belt , with fresh coconut and jaggery added to the curry . Its made with traditional Kala Masala/Black Masala Powder, in Nashik, where its served in local restaurants, with “Unlimited Curry Servings” The classic “Tarri” or the layer of Spiced Oil that floats on the curry is very important ,when you serve it in Nashik! So much about this curry , now lets make it! Its really simple , if you make the preparations in advance.



  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds.Once they splitter add the sprouts and mix.Add 1/2 tsp salt and water just enough to cover the sprouts . Cover the lid and cook for about 1-2 whistles.Do not overcook.
  2. Heat oil in another pan and add all the ingredients for the masala and roast till golden brown. Cool and grind to a fine paste.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhaai and add the chopped onion . Once translucent , add the ground masala and fry till oil seperates. Add the tumeric,chilly powder and garam masala powder and salt and saute for 2 mins. Add the boiled sprouts with the water and adju

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Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.

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