Misal Pav

Misal Pav means spicy curry with pav / bread / bun. This curry is made of sprouted lentils and is cooked with typical kolhapuri masala / godha / goda masala.
This dish should be served piping hot with all the garnishing above and usually eaten with pav. When the usal is garnished with tomato, onion, coriander leaves and with sev / Chivda/ mixture then it is called misal. Don’t forget to squeeze some lime juice to misal. My family's all time favorite.
Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cooking Time
40 Minutes
3-4 People
Tamarind Paste
Red Chilli Powder
Ginger garlic paste
1 Cup
1 Tbsp.
1 Medium
1 Medium
½ Tsp.
1 tsp.
1 Tsp.
To taste
2 Tbsp.
To Grind
Grated Coconut
1 small
1 small
1-2 tsp.
1 tbsp.
1 tsp.
To garnish
Finely chopped onion
Finely chopped tomato
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Fine Sev / mixture
1.  Chop onion finely. Thinly slice the Potatoes. In a pressure cooker steam sprout beans , peanuts and potato pieces. (3 whistles)
2.  With a little oil sauté the ingredients given in “to grind” for 3-4 minutes, let it cool. Grind to smooth paste.
3.  Heat oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste and sauté till there is no raw smell. Add finely chopped onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add red chilli powder and fry for a minute. Now add the ground paste and sauté on low to medium flame till the oil starts to ooze out.
4.  Add salt, sugar and tamarind paste and let cook for 4-5 minutes.
5.  To the mixture add the steamed potato and the steamed beans and mix well. Add a little water if necessary.
6.  Cook till the gravy and mixture become a little thick.

7.  Your usal is ready now.
8.  To serve, transfer usal to a serving bowl, garnish with chopped onion, chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves. Now top this mixture with sev and serve with pav / bun.


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