Saturday, February 23, 2013

Misal pav – Pressure cooker Method

  Misal is the most popular roadside snack , it is spicy and a filling snack. Misal meaning mixture, is a delicacy in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.  It remains as a very popular snack since it is easy to make , is relatively cheap and nutritious too. The dish originated from the area of Desh , Maharashtra.
Misal served along with the pav ( Bun ) is called as misal pav. It is served along with chopped onion , coriander , farsan , boiled potato.

 The gravy made of sprouts is called as Usal , when the above ingredients are added , it is called as Misal.
  I made this pressure cooker method , it was so easy to make than the missal which I has posted earlier.
Requirements :
For Misal masala :
Sliced onion – ¼ cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Grated coconut – ¼ cup
Coriander seeds – 2 tbs
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Cloves – 2
Pepper corns – 6
Cinnamon – 1’’ piece
Red chilly – 3
Garlic – 3 cloves
For Misal :
Onion – 1
Oil – 2 tbs
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Tomato – 3
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
White peas sprouts – 1 cup
Green peas sprouts – 1 cup
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Salt as required
Sugar – 1 tsp
For serving :
Pav Buns – 8
Boiled potato – 1 cup
Chopped onion – ½ cup
Chopped coriander – 2 tbs
Farsan ( Mixture )  - 1 cup
Lemon wedges
Onion Rings

Method :
Misal Masala :

Heat a pan , add the grated coconut and roast well till flavor comes out. Keep aside.
In the same pan , add the coriander seeds , cumin , cloves , cinnamon , dry chilli ,pepper corns , garlic , onion and sauté well.

Add the roasted coconut and mix well.
Let it cool and grind into a fine paste with little water.
Making of usal :
Heat oil in a pressure cooker , add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.
Add the chopped onion and sauté well till it is translucent.
Add the chopped tomato and sauté till fully mashed.
Add the grounded masala and sauté well.

Now , add the chilly powder , turmeric powder and salt , mix well.
Add the sprouted peas and stir well in medium flame.
Add about 2 cup of water and let it boil , close the lid and pressure cook for two whistles.

Let the steam subsides and open the lid.
If the gravy has to be thick, cook for few minutes in medium flame with stirring continuously.
Usal is ready.
For serving :
Toast the pav with the butter.
In a bowl , pour the usal , top it with the farsan , chopped onion , potato cubes and coriander - Misal.

Place the bowl of misal in a plate along with toasted pav and serve immediately.
Have this plate of misal pav………..


  1. hi now this misal looks like a lot what i made
    infact its the peas which make difference

    i always make in cooker only
    tomm am making it after long time

    looks great

  2. Misal pav looks delicious.. Nice Snack.. Nutritious too..

  3. Delicious misal pav love that it is easy to cook in pressure cooker.

  4. it looks delicious...wish to taste it ..

  5. Hi Saranya,
    I saw that you have sent this post as an entry to the event on my blog, but I couldnt find the linkback to my post announcing the event. Please update your blog post with the event announcement.