Saturday, November 5, 2011

Misal Pav

Misal pav is one of the street foods available in Mumbai. This street food is very popular amongst maharashtrians and some people equates maharashtrian cuisine with Usal Pav and Misal Pav. (which is not true). This recipe require loads of oil, but you may indulge in such an off-diet food once in a while.

Lastly, special thanks to my wife for clicking these wonderful snaps..And further this has won a runner-up prize in the MasterChef India 2 contest!


Ingredients :
To make paste for gravy / Sauce 
2 tbpn oil
1 tspn ginger paste
1 tspn garlic paste
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped tomato
3/4 cup grated coconut

To make gravy / Sauce ('Kat' in Marathi)
3 tbpn oil
Spice Paste (as above)
Salt to taste
1 tspn red chilly paste
1 tspn garam masala
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn cumin-corriander powder
1/2  tspn cinnamon & clove powder
3 cups Water  (or as required to adjust the consistency)

To make usal 
3 tbspns oil
1 tspn garlic paste
1 tspn ginger paste
1/2 tspn hing (asafoetida)
1 & 1/2 cups  steamed matki (moth) (soaked overnight)
1 cup boiled potato (cut into square pieces)
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn garam masala
1/2 tspn cinnamon-clove powder
1 lime juice
3 cups water (or as required)
Salt to taste

For Garnishing :
Chopped onion
Mix dry farsan 
Chopped Corriander

To serve with :
Paav
Slice of lemon

Preparation :
To make paste :
Heat oil in a pan
Add ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped onion
Saute till the onion is transculent
Then add chopped tomatoes and grated coconut
Mix well and saute it for few minutes
Allow the mixture to cool
Grind it into smooth paste

To make gravy / sauce ('Kat'in Marathi) :
Heat oil in a pan
Add the ready paste into oil and saute it for 2 minutes
Then add salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin-corriander powder, clove-cinnamon powder and mix it
Then add water in it
Cook till the mixture starts leaving oil
Trasfer it in a bowl and keep it aside

To make Usal :
Heat oil in a pan
Add ginger paste, garlic paste and asafoetida
Saute it for a minute
Then add soaked & boiled sprouts and potatoes 
Mix it
Then add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala, clove-cinnamon powder and lime juice.
Add water to it
Cook it for 8-10 minutes
Transfer it in a separate bowl

To make Misal :
Take a serving bowl
First pour ready usal in the bowl
Then pour the red gravy over it
Thereafter, add finely chopped onion, farsan to the mixture
Garnish it with chopped corriander
Serve it with pav and a slice of lemon

Notes :
1. You may also take mix sprouts to make usal
2. The farsan can be substituted with Chivda 

Stepwise Pictures :









































28 comments:

  1. Bookmarked . Perfect looking misal.

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  3. I personally am a huge fan of the street food in nj. There's not much vegan fare so I was so happy to discover this tasty place!

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  4. excellent write up amar...awesome space....following u now...do have a look at my space when u have time..

    lavanya.

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  5. Good job.! The picture prodecure is brilliant.! Thank you for the recipe, a must try.

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  6. Oops and a hearty congratulations to you on winning the runner up for Master Chef India. Looking forward for more food and tips.

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  7. Thanks for sharing an excellent recipe and that also in detail and with step by step photos . I tried it today and my family loved it !

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  8. Thanks a ton for this elaborate procedure of misal.....step by step pictures helped a lot....and the recipe is just just awesum......the perfect taste i wanted to achieve.....Everybody just loved it....Jokes apart, people hav suggested to start a small counter for misal..... thanks again!!

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  9. Congrats for Master Chief runner up and very good recipe

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  10. Thanks for the beautiful explanation. was browsing for misal pav found it intresting. first i thought too long process then i slowly observed pictures got an idea. again i read now i am clear. thanks again.

    Swathi Shivaprasad

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  11. Thanks for the beautiful explanation. was browsing for misal pav found it intresting. first i thought too long process then i slowly observed pictures got an idea. again i read now i am clear. thanks again.

    Swathi Shivaprasad

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  12. Thanks for the beautiful explanation. was browsing for misal pav found it intresting. first i thought too long process then i slowly observed pictures got an idea. again i read now i am clear. thanks again.

    Swathi Shivaprasad

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  13. Please help me I am swooning over Misal Pav pics shown here !! Rushing to prepare some...

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  14. Tried this recipe today... It was a suprhit! Thanks for detailed write up. Look forward to more authentic cuisines.

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  15. This is the first time I made Misal Pav :)especially for my hubby who is a maharastrian and I am bengali .I liked the idea of step wise pictures which made me confident that it would come out well.Once it was done it came out delicious and his craving for misal was finally satisfied.Glad I came through your blog .Bookmarking it Thanks a ton !! :)

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  16. Tried this recipe today, turned out delicious, though I know that the original. Missal is oily and spicy, I cut down both being summers.THanks a ton for sharing the recipe.

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  17. Awesome recipe and pics.. I made this for a nice Sunday brunch with family and they loved it!!!

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  18. Hii.... I tried this recipe. and it turned out awesome. Thanks a lot for such step by step recipe. Everybody in family like it a lot. Yummyy.... Thank u...

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  19. Hi.... tried this recipe and it turned out to be awesome. Thanks a lot for such step by step explanations. Everybody in family liked it very much. Thank a lots once again.

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  20. amazing recipe....... js prepared it..! thanks for helpn us wid yur knowledge..!

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  21. Hi Amu, it looks like an amazing tasteful recipe. Please tell me how many servings can you get from this recipe.

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Niki. The above ingredients yields approx. 4 servings.

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  22. Excellent recipe!!! You should upload all your recipes on YouTube as it's a more effective method of learning.....just a suggestion :)

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  23. Excellent recipe!!!you should upload all your wonderful recipes on YouTube as it's a more effective method of learning......just a suggestion :)

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  24. Hey thanks a lot for above recipe....it came out to b very tasty

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