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Misal Pav

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Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine Indian, Maharastrian


  • Measuring Cups and Spoon
  • Pan
  • Grinder
  • Pressure cooker
  • Knife
  • Ladle


  • 1 Cup Sprouts Matki/Moong or Mixed
  • ¼+¼ Cup Chopped Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes(Medium)
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves
  • Ginger(small)
  • ¼ Cup Dry Coconut(grated or sliced)
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies Byadagi lal mirch
  • Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick(small)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 3-4 Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil

To Assemble and Serve Misal

  • Farsan or Namkeen as required
  • Chopped Onion as required
  • Finely chopped fresh Coriander
  • Pav as required


Make Misal Masala

  • In a pan, heat 1 tsp oil. Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, dry chillies saute for a few secs.
    Bay Leaf, 1 Cinnamon Stick(small), 2 tbsp Oil, 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • Next add coconut slices, saute for a 1-2 mins. Add cumin and coriander seeds. cloves and black peppercorns, saute till it gives the aroma. Keep the flame medium.
    1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 2 tsp Coriander Seeds, 3-4 Cloves, 3-4 Black Pepper, ¼ Cup Dry Coconut(grated or sliced)
  • Now add ginger, garlic, onions saute for another 1-2 min. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft and mushy.
    2 Tomatoes(Medium), 3-4 Garlic Cloves, Ginger(small)
  • Cool the masala and grind to a smooth paste. Do not add water while grinding.
  • Now take pressure cook, and heat remaining 1 tbsp oil.
    2 tbsp Oil
  • Add ½tsp cumin seeds, when seeds crackle, add remaining ¼ Cup onions. Saute till it turns light pink.
    1 tsp Cumin Seeds, ¼+¼ Cup Chopped Onions
  • Add the misal masala paste and cook for another 1 min.
  • Add turmeric powder, garam masala and kashmiri red chilli powder(optional)
    ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Next add sprouts and 2 cups water. Add salt mix well and close the lid.
    1 Cup Sprouts, Salt
  • Cook for 2-3 whistles on medium flame.
  • Let the pressure go off on it's own then open the cooker and check the beans.
  • Add 1 cup more water for thin consistency curry(rassa/tari) and cook on medium flame till a thin layer of oil floats on top.


  • Assemble misal just before serving.
  • In a dish or bowl, add misal, top it with namkeen/farsan. Add chopped onions and finely chopped coriander leaves.
    Farsan or Namkeen, Chopped Onion, Finely chopped fresh Coriander
  • Serve with pav bread. You can lightly toast pavs in butter or ghee. Traditionally misal is served with dry pav bread.
  • You can also top misal with pohe. I skip this step.
Keyword Misal Pav
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