Recipe for Misal Pav

Bombay Misal Pav
Maharashtrian Misal Pav

This is a step by step Recipe for making at home typical fast food stall style spicy and delicious Misal Pav. This dish is very popular in Maharashtra and there are many road side stalls and eateries which specialize in preparing this dish. This is a traditional Maharashtrian fast food item.

The Marathi language version of the same fast food recipe can be seen here – Bombay Misal Pav

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 4-5 Persons

2 Cup Matki [Moth Beans] (Soak in the Water for 7-8 hours then drain the water and keep aside for 8-10 hours)
2 Big Onions (cut in small pieces)
1 Big Tomato (cut in small pieces)
1 Lemon Juice
7-8 Cloves Garlic (mashed)
1 Tea spoon red Chili powder
1 Tea spoon Garam Masala
1 Tea spoon Turmeric
1 Cup Coriander
250 Gram Farsan
Salt to taste
1 Bread

For Tadka
1 Table Spoon Oil
1 Tea spoon Rai
1 Tea spoon Jeera
1 Tea spoon Hing
7-8 leaves Kadipatta

Bombay Misal Pav
Maharashtrian Misal Pav

Wash the Matki and keep aside.
Heat the Oil in the frying pan and add Rai. Jeera, Hing, Kadipatta, Garlic and Onion (1 big Onion cut in to small pieces) Then fry on the slow sim till color change to light brown. Then add the Salt, Turmeric, Red Chili powder, Garam Masala, Matki and 3 cups of water.
Then cook the above preparation for 15-20 minutes on a slow sim. (Should be like a thick gravy)
Serve Hot. While serving add Lemon Juice and decorate with Onion, Tomatoes, Coriander and Farsan.
Serve with Bread slices

By Sujata Nerurkar

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