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Misal Pav is a traditional Maharashtrian dish sold in the streets of Mumbai, Pune and other parts of Maharastra. It consists of spicy curry usually made of Moth beans / Matki  and gravy. The final dish is topped with sev ,onions, tomatoes,coriander and lemon juice. It is usually served with pav (buns) toasted with butter. The dish is inexpensive and a poor man's meal.


1 large Potato

For Matki Usal :-

1 cup Matki (Moth beans)

1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
½ tsp Mustard Seeds
pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Garam Masala / Goda Masala
Salt to taste

To Garnish :-

1 cup Farsan
1 cup Sev
½ cup chopped Coriander
1 Onion Chopped finely
1 Tomato Chopped finely
1 Lemon

For Tarri / Sample / Kat:-

1 tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp Cumin sees
4 Black Pepper
4 Cloves
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
4 green chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 /2 tsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tbsp Salt ( Acc to taste)
1 handful of mint leaves
4 Garlic Cloves

Grind all the Ingredients into fine paste.

1/2 cup Fresh Grated Coconut

For Tarri /Kat /Sample :-

Finely chop 1 cup onion and 1 cup tomatoes.In a wok ,heat 4 tbsp oil.Add the grinded masala in it and saute for 2 minutes. Nice Aroma will come out of it.  Then add finely chopped onions. when onions start to turn transparent add finely chopped tomatoes.Then add fresh grated coconut and saute.Once the mixture starts leaving oil ,switch off the stove and let it cool down. Once the mixture become cold add 1 cup water and grind it to fine paste.Now tarri or sample or kat paste is ready.

In a pan heat 4 tbsp oil .Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.a pinch hing, 4 tsp red chilli powder.Then add paste we made for sample or kat. Add salt and kokum or tamarind paste.Add 3 cups water and bring it to boil.
Now Sample or kat or tarri is ready.

For Usal :-

Soak matki in the water for at least 10 to 12 hours.Drain all the water from matki.Put cleaned matki in a cotton cloth, tie the cloth tightly and let the matki sprout. It will take around 8 hours to sprout.
Pressure cook sprouted matki and wait till two whistles.

In a pan, heat 2-3 tbsp oil. Temper with ½ tsp Mustard Seeds,1/2 tsp cumin seeds ,pinch of Asafoetida powder, 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder. Then add cooked Moth beans / Matki. Add little water and 1 tbsp Garam Masala / Goda Masala. On low flame let it cook for few minutes.

In other small pan heat ½ cup of oil. Peel 1 medium potato. Cut it into small cubes. And deep fry potato cubes till the color changes to golden brown.

Serving Misal Pav:-

In a large bowl /Soup bowl add one big spoonfull of matki usal.Add 1 tsp of deep fry potatoes cubes .Then add one large spoon full of kat /Tarri/ Sample on matki usal.Then add 2 tbsp of farsan , 2 tbsp of finely chopped onions, 2 tbsp of finely chopped tomatoes , 2 tbsp of Sev , 1 tsp Lemon juice, chopped coriander.
Serve hot with Pav (Buns).


1) If Fresh Grated Coconut is not available, you can use dry grated coconut.

1 Comment:

  1. Abhilash Pillai said...
    aah! it has been long since I saw this. We used to have it from the thela opposite to our college... missing all here...

    thanks for sharing the prepration.

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