Misal from Maharashtra, West India known for its high spice content and is particularly known as Misal Pav. The origin of Misal goes back to Pune. There are different version of Misal Pav such as Kolhapuri Misal, Puneri Misal, Khandeshi Misal and Nagpuri Misal; the first part indicating the origin on the missal.
It consists of Misal made of a spicy curry usually made of sprouted moth beans and Pav is a type of Indian bread roll. The final dish is topped with potato-chewda mix, farsan or sev, onions, lemon and coriander (cilantro). It is usually served with bread or rolls toasted with butter and buttermilk or curd and papad. It is served as a breakfast dish, as a snack and also as a full meal.
Serving: 4 Pax Time to Cook: 30-45 mins
- Sprouts – 3 cups
- Oil – 1 ½ teaspoon
- Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
- Onion – 1 medium (chopped)
- Curry leaves – 7-8
- Tomato – 1 ½ medium (chopped)
- Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
- Rai – ½ teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
- Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
- Garam masala- 1 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder – 3-5 teaspoon
- Water – 5 cup
- Salt according to taste
- Onion – 1cup chopped
- Tomato -1 cup chopped
- Coriander – 2 tablespoon chopped
- Sev farsan – 1 cup
- Lemon – 1
Preparation of Misal Pav:
- Take a pressure cooker add sprouts with salt and turmeric powder and 3 cups of water. Take 2-3 whistles of the cooker while cooking.
- Take a pan and start to heat oil add cumin seeds, rai and curry leaves. Let them start to crackle in the pan and then add chopped onion after start colour changing add ginger garlic paste.
- Onion turn translucent add chopped tomato. Pan-fry them till they’re cooked and then mash them. (approx. 3-4 min)
- After that add all spices red chili powder, salt, coriander powder and garam masala. Stir well and cook 2-3 min.
- After that add 2 cups of water, take a boil. After it is boiled add all cooked sprouts. (Add water if required) cook for 7-8 minutes. It ready to eat.
How to Serve:
Missal: Take a plate and serve with the toppings of chopped onion, tomato, coriander and a piece of lemon.
Pav: Add butter, red chili, turmeric powder and garam masala powder on a pan and then mix it well before add pav on it cook it and eat hot.
Misal Pav has high amount of calories with more carbohydrates, moderate quantity of fats and very less protein.
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