Friday, December 14, 2012

Misal Pav - Spicy peas Gravy served with Buns

Misal pav is the famous maharastrian snack , consists of misal a spicy peas gravy and pav which means Buns.
Misal pav was the recipe for the SNC challenge of december.  Check about the snc here.
  I had already made many chaat , didn’t tried this delicious misal. When I first say this recipe as challenge , I thought it will be difficult to make , but it was easy .
 I prepared it for dinner and everyone in my family loved this recipe.
 I served the misal  along with the homemade wheat pav. This makes a healthy dinner.
Requirements :
White peas sprouts – 1 cup
Oil – 3 tbs
Chilly powder  - 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Amchur powder  - ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
To grind :
Onion - 3
Garlic - 4
Ginger – 1’’ piece
Tomato  - 2 large
Green chilly – 2
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
To serve :
Wheat pav – 8
Farshan / Mixture – 1 cup
Chopped onion – ½ cup
Coriander leaves - few

Method :
Soak the white peas overnight.
Drain the water and pressure cook the peas with required water for one whistle.
Heat a tbs oil in a kadai , add the to grind ingredients one by one. 
Add the onion , garlic and ginger , sauté well.
Add the green chillies and sauté for another minute.
Add the chopped tomato and sauté for another minute.

Now add the fresh coconut and sauté till the coconut becomes dry.
Let it cool and grind into a smooth paste.
 In the pan , heat the remaining oil , add the cumin seeds and let it splutter in low flame.

Add the dry masalas like chilly powder , coriander powder , garam masala and amchur powder. Stir well for a minute or till raw smell leaves. Take care not to burn the masalas.

Add the grounded masala and sauté well.

Add the required salt and mix well.
Add about two cups or more water and allow to boil for few minutes.

Add the cooked peas and let it cook for few minutes till it reaches the gravy consistency.

This gravy is called as usal.
This can be served as it is with roti / pav.
To make misal the following steps are to be made.

For serving :
Pour a portion of the usal in to a serving bowl, sprinkle chopped onion , farshan and coriander leaves along with toasted pav buns. Serve immediately.

Note :
Cooking the peas for more than one whistle will make it messy.
Sprinkle the farshan just before serving to retain its crunchy texture.


  1. hey saran.looks so delicious.i think we are ahead.

  2. Looks so delicious dear..You have done it very well. Am drooling seeing the pictures.. It is high time for me to try this dish..

  3. Hey it looks so delicious and with sprouted peas... well made sharan...
    Raw Garlic Chutney/Dip

  4. Looks really nice and tangy.. Thanks for linking

  5. Sprouted peas makes this misal pav more healthy and nutritious..Well done.

  6. Hi u have made it very well sharanya

    glad u all liked this dish and hoped u liked this spicy dish.. good clicks nice presentations

  7. This looks so good, i think i must try this again :) lovely

  8. loved the way yours turned out Sara! looks great. keep rocking

  9. sprouted beans lovely.I love it too its very healthy and beautifully explained.I am sure u enjoyed it a lot.

  10. you rock!!! yummyy looking misal :)

  11. Well made Sharan..Looks yummy n delicious!

  12. Very well made! Love the fact that you used sprouted peas :)

    1. thank you akka , i want to make the misal healthy so sprouted the peas . Traditionally they will use sprouted moth beans for misal.

  13. I checked you post many times and I dono how I missed commenting :( Sorry :) Looks so delicious Sharan I loved it too... Well made dear!!
    Misal Pav (SNC 3) | Mumbai Street Food | White Peas Usal

  14. I too thought we will be getting something very tough to make and this one is a keeper for sure. Nice clicks :)

  15. Looks delicious...Nice presentation....

  16. Very luscious and nutritious presentation of misal pav.

    today's recipe: