Sunday, 18 September 2016

Misal Pav Kolhapuri Style

Misal Pav is a famous Maharashtrian dish much popular as the street food. It's actually a spicy curry made of sprouted matki / moth. This recipe that I am sharing today is actually my husband's family style more of the version from Kolhapur. It's easy to make but has some steps to make the dish. Let's start with the ingredients. Since there are few steps to be followed, I am sharing step-wise ingredients and method for better reference.

Let's start with making Usal for Misal:
Step 1 - To make Matki Usal:
Sprouted Matki 1/2 cup
Onion 1 small
Tomato 1 small
Green Chili 1 slit
Curry leaves few
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chili powder 2 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves few
Tamarind pulp 1 tbsp

First boil the sprouted matki in pressure cooker for around 3 whistles. 

Transfer the matki in a bowl retaining the water {as the water will be the base ingredient is our katt / tarri}. 
Heat oil in a pan. Once heated, add mustard seeds. As mustard seeds crackle, add asafoetida, curry leaves, green chili and Onion and saute until done. 

Add tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are done.

Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix. Allow the masala's to cook for a minute.

Add the boiled sprouted matki adding just one spoon of water and mix well. Add salt, tamarind pulp and freshly chopped coriander leaves and cook for around 5-6 minutes.

Switch off and keep this usal ready aside.

Now let's make the katt/ tarri for Misal:
Step 2 To make Katt / Tarri:
Water of the Boiled sprouted Matki 1 cup
Oil 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Onion 1 small
Red chili powder 2 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Tamarind pulp 1 tsp

In a pan heat oil. As oil heats, add mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add asafoetida,  and Onion and saute until done. 

Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix. Allow the masala's to cook for a minute.

Now add the water of boiled sprouted matki. Add salt and tamarind pulp and cook until it boils well.

To complete with, lets make the batata{potato} mixture:
Step 3 - To make Batata{potato} mixture:
Boiled potatoes 3
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Salt as per taste

Take the boiled batata{potatoes} in a bowl and mash it well. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep ready aside.

We need other ingredients for making Misal Pav:
Step 4 - Other Ingredients:
Farsan as per needed
Finely Chopped Onion as per needed
Curd 1 tbsp{optional}
Lemon as per needed
Ladi Pav as per needed

Step 5 - Assembling Misal Pav:

Set ready all that is prepared.

In a serving plate, start layering-
* First layer the batata{potato} mixture as needed or around 2 tbsp

*Now add Farsan again as per needed or maybe around 2 to 3 tbsp

*Now add the matki usal around 4 tbsp

*Add onion and sprinkle lemon juice as needed.

*If adding curd, add at this stage - but this is totally optional.

*Serve the katt / tarri in nearby.

Mix well slowly and Enjoy with pav {pav need not be toasted}. 

Keep adding the katt / tarri  and curd {if adding curd} whenever needed while eating or when the misal is felt little dry while eating with pav. 

Enjoy this amazing spicy curry that will surely make one's mouth to water after each bite of Misal Pav in mouth.


  1. Jeena this looks so so yummy. You have made it with lots of love. I feel like diving into that plate right away. The delicious pictures are making me so hungry.

    1. Thanks Piyali, these words are always valued to make the work much more better...

  2. This is a snack I'd thoroughly enjoy! Looks so good!!

    1. Thanks dear, good to know that, and yes it's actually enjoyable

  3. wow...... misal pav my favourite dish.Just love it.

    1. Ohh glad to know u too like it, Thanks a lot...

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