Misal Pav is a very popular street food in Mumbai. A traditional Maharashtrian chaat dish, Misal Pav is made using moth beans, green gram and served with pav buns. Highly nutritious, they are generally served as a breakfast dish but these days they are served all round the day.
A vegetarian speciality, the dish is a complete dish by itself. For those who love spicy food, this is a must have. The dish is very similar to the iconic Pav Bhaji.
Misal Pav Recipe
Ingredients for Misal Pav
- 1 1/2 cup Moth Dal (Moth Beans) soaked and boiled
- 1 1/2 cup Green Gram (Pachai Payaru) soaked and boiled
- 1 cup Onions finely chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- as per taste Salt
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 2 packets Pav Buns
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- a pinch Asafoetida Powder
- handful Coriander Leaves chopped
- handful Curry Leaves chopped
- 1 cup Sev
How to make Misal Pav
- Combine the moth dal and green gram in a bowl.
- Lightly mash together and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
- Fry the mustard seeds for 30 seconds.
- Add cumin seeds and fry for 15 to 20 seconds.
- Add the onions and saute well.
- Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and stir well.
- Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and mix well.
- Add asafoetida powder, salt, garam masala powder and 1 cup of water.
- Bring to a boil and add the mashed moth dal and green gram mixture.
- Simmer for a minute and remove from flame.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and curry leaves.
- Slice the pav buns in half.
- Heat a tawa over medium flame.
- Add a little butter and toast the pav buns until golden.
- Place the buns on a plate along with a cup of the misal.
- Sprinkle sev on top.
- Serve at once.