Misal Pav

By: Prasanna| Published: 9:49:00 PM
Another post after so many days...my newly loved breakfast dish...Misal Pav!!

I love a variety of dishes for breakfast, but most of them are vegetarian dishes. Recently I have started making Misal Pav for breakfast and it tastes super yummy...even kids would love it and whatever left can be easily consumed for lunch along with rice and curry :)

My version of misal is very easy to make...no much hassles but some easy steps to follow and you will end up with tasty misal for breakfast.
In traditional recipe, we require to make masala, misal, kat and serve with chopped onion,tomato,farsan, but I combined most of steps since for breakfast I didn't have so much time to prepare elaborate recipe...but final result was really awesome :)
Eat this with Pav/Bread...check out my recipe of homemade Goan Pav/Une/Bread and enjoy :)

This can be a very good way of incorporating many types of beans in your diet if you usually don't!!
My sister gave me this idea...although she uses almost 7-8 different types of beans but I limited to few. Well, you can add as many variety of beans you want but the taste wont change.
I can relate this misal to the bhaji I used to eat from Hotel Satkar in Belgaum :)

Try this version of mine and enjoy....don't forget to leave your comments!!

Misal Pav Vegetarian Maharashtrian Breakfast Dishes

Ingredients: (This recipe serves 2)
  • 1/4 Cup Moth Beans or 1/4 Cup Mung Beans
  • 1/8 Cup White Peas
  • 1/8 Cup Black Eyed Pea (Cowpea)
  • 1/8 Cup Potato Cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 of a Medium size Onion, chopped (for masala)
  • 1 Small Tomato Chopped
  • 3 Cloves,Garlic
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 6 Red Chillies
  • 4 Black Peppercorns
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8 Curry Leaves
  • Remaining 1/2 of the Onion, chopped (for misal)
  • 1 & 1/2 Tbsp Goda Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Small ball of Jaggery
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Tamarind Paste (Little tamarind soaked in water and then squeezed to make paste)
  • Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder

For Garnish:
  • Tomato chopped
  • Onion Chopped
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Farsan / Sev
  • Cilantro Chopped

  • Two days prior to making misal you should soak moth beans or mung beans so that they will sprout. So,if you want to make misal on Saturday morning then for this soak moth beans or mung beans with sufficient water on Thursday night. Next morning drain water and put them in muslin cloth, cover them and keep whole day as it is. Same night, soak them in water again and on Saturday morning drain water. The beans should have sprouted.
  • Also for other peas which I have used like Black Eyed pea and White peas, soak them in water on Friday night and next morning drain water and use them.
  • Now to make misal masala, in a pressure cooker, add oil, add grated coconut,coriander seeds,cumin seeds,onion,tomato,garlic,ginger,red chillies,peppercorns,cloves,cinnamon,sesame seeds,fennel seeds,bay leaf and fry for some time.
  • Usually fry for 5 mins or till the masala being fried leaves aroma.
  • Now let this fried masala cool for a while and then grind it to a smooth paste, with water sufficient enough to grind everything to a smooth paste.
  • In the same cooker pan, add little more oil, when oil is hot ,add asafoetida,mustard seeds,curry leaves. When they start to splutter add remaining half of the chopped onion,add all beans and peas along with cubed potato. Stir well.
  • Now add some water sufficient to cook them and not too much and pressure cook this for 15 mins.
  • Once done, add ground paste to this and goda masala, salt,jaggery,turmeric powder,tamarind paste and red chili powder.
  • Cook till misal is well cooked.
  • For serving, place misal in a plate or bowl and top it with chopped tomato,chopped onion,chopped cilantro,farsan or sev and provide with lemon wedges.
  • Eat with Pav. Enjoy!!

  • Adjust spice levels as per your taste.
  • Instead of Goda masala you can also use Malvani masala, that would be tasty too.
 Enjoy Eating!!!

Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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