Sanoli's Kitchen: MISAL PAV

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MISAL PAV


A mouthwatering yummy tasty and popular dish is spicy Misal Pav. It is the most popular street food in the entire state of Maharashtra. Very simply, misal is nothing but mixture which mixed in gravy and serve with pav buns. Traditionally it makes with matki or moth beans, though it is not available in our place, I used dried white peas instead of that. This recipe requires loads of oil, I made it by using a very less oil to make it healthy. Try this yummy street food, you will surely love to have it.
Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food

INGREDIENTS:

FOR MAKING PASTE:
3-4 Dried Red Chillies (as per taste)
4 Onions (chopped)
4 Cloves Garlic
1/4" Ginger (chopped)
2 Tomatoes (chopped)
1/3 Cup Grated Coconut
3 Cloves
3-4 Black Peppercorns
1" Cinnamon
1 tbsp +1 tsp Oil

FOR PREPARING USAL:
1&1/2 Cups Dried White Peas
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder (amchur)
3 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste 
Water as needed
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves

FOR GARNISHING:
Mix Farsan / Hot Mix as required
Finelly Chopped Onions
Finelly Chopped Coriander Leaves

TO SERVE WITH:
Pav Buns as needed
Lemon wedges

METHOD:

FOR COOKING DRIED WHITE PEAS:
Wash and soak dried white peas overnight.
Drain water and add new water, boil peas in pressure cooker upto two whistles. They should be cooked, but not mushy. Set it aside.

FOR MAKING SPICES FOR CURRY:
Soak dried red chillies in 1 tsp oil overnight.

Now pour soaked red chillies, ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon and black cardamom in a chutney jar of a grinder.

Grind for 30 seconds to make a coarse paste. (instead of grinding, you may use pestle and mortar)


Dry roast grated coconut till it turns golden colour, and keep it aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok or pan. Add coarsely pounded paste in it.


Saute till a nice aroma comes out, add onion in it. Fry till onion turns golden brown. Switch off the flame now and let onion comes cool down completely.

Now grind, fried onions tomatoes and roasted coconut with a small amount of water to make a smooth paste. 

HOW TO MAKE USAL:
Heat 3 tbsps oil in pan or wok. Add cumin seeds in it. When cumin splutters, add onion paste in it. and saute for 8-10 minutes on medium heat. 

Add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and salt in it. 

Fry for another 5-6 minutes till spices leave oil from the sides of the wok.

Add cooked white peas in it. Fold well.

Add 1/2 cup water in it and mix nicely. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves on top. 

Remove from heat now. Usal is done here. Usal means the gravy, which can be had as it is with pav buns.

HOW TO MAKE MISAL:
In a bowl, pour usal. 

Top it with mixed farsan/hot mix.

Garnish with chopped onion and coriander leaves.

Sprinkle 2 tbsps usal gravy on the top and misal is ready to serve now.

SERVING PROCEDURE:
Serve it with pav and a slice of lemon. Serve immediately otherwise farsan will be soggy.
Linking to:  Homely Food Event / Giveaway
Linking to: "Spotlight: Show Your Best Creation" @ Cuisine Delights
Linking to:  JCO's Gain Popularity event

21 comments:

  1. Awesome chat Didi, i loved it the very first time I made it. You have done it simply superb

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  2. i always like your step by step clicks,so tempting to make ..perfect snack.

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  3. wow sano this is awesome

    ur pics r amazing and i think u guys really enjoyed this misal pav

    thanks for linking

    this is ur 6th one right
    wud write in my list

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  4. wow..it looks so yummy and tasty..please link this to my event Gain Popularity..

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  5. Yummy misal pav... its my to do list also...

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  6. Delicious misal pav love this chaat sanoli

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  7. Delicious.. I cannot make it here because we don't get the dry peas.. :(

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  8. Delicious and super chaat, all time favourite....

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  9. Wow .... Sano
    This looks amazing :)
    I am sure Meena will have tough time to select the winners :)

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  10. it looks awesome..step by step pictures are really helpful.:)

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  11. looks very delicious chat :)

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  12. Perfectly made Misal Pav, Sanoli.. I just love this chaat item..

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  13. awesome.. i'm feeling the water in my mouth.. while i was in bombay i had them a lot.. i live those vada-pao, misal-pao, pao-bhaji a lot...

    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/2013/04/pumpkin-mustard-curry.html

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  14. Delicious street food.. Neatly explained

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  15. Wow! Lovely looking misal Sano!!! Yummm.. Thanks for sharing dear :-)

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  16. wow...
    looks delicious and very well explained :)

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  17. lov this chat a lot...nicely done...

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  18. Absolutely delicious. Looks amazing!

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