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Misal Pav from Indian State Maharashtra

Misal pav is a dish from the Indian state of Maharashtra. It consists of misal (a spicy curry usually made from moth beans) and pav (a type of Indian bread roll). The final dish is topped with farsan or sev, onions, lemon and coriander. It is usually served hot with bread or rolls toasted with butter and buttermilk or dahi and papad. It is served as a breakfast dish, as a snack and also as a full meal.


Misal pav from Kolhapur is known for its high spice content and unique taste. There are different versions of misal pav such as Pune misal, Khandeshi misal, Nashik misal and Ahmednagar misal. Other types are kalya masalyachi misal, shev misal, and dahi (yoghurt) misal.


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Misal Pav

Misal Pav
Misal Pav

Course : Snack

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 30 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • Over night soaked cowpea - 1 cup

  • Buns - 2

  • Onion - 1

  • Tomato - 1

  • Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp

  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  • Chili powder - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Mango powder - 1 tsp

  • Black salt - 1 tsp

  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

  • Salt as per taste

Instructions:

  1. Wash and soak cowpeas overnight, stain the water and cook the cowpeas for 2 whistles. Keep aside

  2. In a pan, add oil, cumin seeds allow thm to crackle, then add chopped onions saute them

  3. Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute it until aromatic

  4. Add chopped tomatos and saute until mushy

  5. Add all spice powders and saute them until aromatic, then add grated coconut and mix

  6. Finally add cooked cowpeas with water and mix

  7. Boil for 10 minutes, add lemon juice and serve with bun

Pictorial:

cook overnight soaked cowpeas
cook overnight soaked cowpeas

oil, cumin seeds, onion sauté, ginger-garlic paste
oil, cumin seeds, onion sauté, ginger-garlic paste

tomato
tomato

spice powders
spice powders

grated coconut
grated coconut

cooked cowpeas
cooked cowpeas

boil for 10 min
boil for 10 min

lemon juice
lemon juice

serve
serve

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