Authentic Misal Pav Recipe

Authentic Misal Pav Recipe

Posted on 21 अग॰ 2023

What Goes into Misal Pav? Here’s How to Make the Perfect Misal

Are you fond of spicy Indian street food? Are you searching for a quick breakfast recipe or evening snack that perfectly amalgamates spiciness and tanginess? Try your hands on the misal pav recipe and indulge in the goodness of this 100-year-old Maharashtrian street food at home. You can also relish the dish at brunch or dinner. 
So, if you are fond of spicy Indian street food, you should try the misal recipe. Nutritious and wholesome, the dish is a mixture of delicious sprouts cooked in tangy tomatoes and onions. The addition of spices and onion-based misal masala is what adds flavour to the dish. 
The dish is a mixture of sprouts curry, topped with tomatoes, onions, coriander, lemon juice, and farsan (fried savoury mixture) served with pav or bread. Thus, why wait to visit food stalls or carts to savour the Maharashtrian delight at your place? Simply make this lip-smacking delight at home and relish the dish whenever you want. The guide will provide you with the easy misal pav recipe. 

Misal Pav Ingredients

The ingredients specified below in preparing misal will serve 3-4 people. The misal ingredients are as follows:-

For Misal
3 cup sprout bean

Salt as needed
1 tablespoon of garam masala powder
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
3 tablespoons of garlic paste
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
3 teaspoons of refined oil
Butter as needed
2 onions
2 tablespoons of coriander powder
2 and 1/2 teaspoons of red chilli powder
3 tablespoons of ginger paste
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
3 tomatoes and potatoes chopped
water as required 
2 tablespoons of kanda lasun masala
2 tablespoons besan
7-8 curry leaves
2 tablespoons of tamarind pulp

For Garnishing

You can use the following to garnish your dish and serve it to your guests:-
1 onion
8 wedges lemon
8 pav
1 cup sev
1/2 cup coriander leaves

How to Make Misal Pav? Your Step-by-step Guide

Cooking is a skill! By adding and mixing the above-mentioned ingredients, you can prepare a mouthwatering misal pav that will take you to heaven of food without much effort. Also, the dish can become the perfect substitute for packed foods on busy days. The process of making misal pav at home is as follows:-

Step 1- Wash and Boil the Sprouts and Cut the Vegetables

Wash the sprouts in running water a couple of times in a bowl. In the meantime, chop tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and coriander leaves and keep them aside. After rinsing the sprouts, drain the water. Put the chopped potatoes and sprouts in a pressure cooker. Add water, turmeric powder and salt. Let potatoes and sprouts boil on a low flame for 2-3 whistles.

Step 2- Heat Oil

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Put a pan on a gas stove and heat it on medium flame. Add some oil. Once heated, add some cumin and mustard seeds and let them splutter. After that, add some onion pieces, sprinkle some turmeric powder and saute the mixture for some minutes. Fry the onion pieces until it gets soft and golden brown on medium heat for around 7-8 minutes.

Step 3- Cook the Mixture

After you saute the mixture for a few minutes, add ginger and garlic pastes to this mixture. Add tomatoes, garam masala, and chilli powders to the pan and cook until the oil separates and the tomatoes softens. You can also use tomato puree to speed up your process. 
Add the sprouts and some water, cover the lid, and let it simmer. Add salt according to your requirement and tamarind pulp to it. After 2-3 minutes, add more water and boil the mixture on high flame for two minutes. After 2 minutes, decrease the flame and bring it to a boil on a low flame.

Step 4- Time Savour the Delicacy

Your special misal is ready. While serving the dish, garnish it with onion, lemon, sev, chivda, pav, and coriander leaves. You can use papad and curd as side snack options and relish this tasty Maharashtrian dish. Although avoiding butter and oil can be healthy, toss pav with butter and enjoy!
Pro Tip: While making misal, you can change the amount of chilli powder and oil you prefer. However, the more oilier, the tastier it is. Most importantly, add the sev just before serving, or else the sev will become soggy. You can use ghee or cold-pressed oil to cook misal instead of refined oil to make your dish healthier.


Misal pav is a delicious and spicy Maharashtrian dish. You can prepare the dish at home effortlessly. It is a great evening snack option. With the help of the right ingredients and simple steps, you can craft a flavourful, nutritious meal ideal for any occasion. Misal pav is rich in protein and fibre and nutritious with its unique blend of ingredients. 
So, try this recipe today and impress your family, friends, and near and dear ones with your cooking skills. This delight from Maharashtra will surely leave you craving for more! Hope that you have fun making misal pav. Enjoy the meal!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you serve misal pav?

You can serve misal pav with toasted or Indian dinner rolls and sliced bread. You can also relish the street food with other bread varieties like burger buns or pita. You can use gluten-free pav or breads.

2. Can you store misal pav?

You can store misal pav for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Keep it in an airtight container. Defrost it or heat it on a low or medium flame. You can add water to thin the misal masala. It is a perfect dish for a quick meal during weekdays.

3. Can I increase the quantity of misal pav?

Yes, you can increase the quantity of misal pav. You can double or triple the misal pav recipe. Make a big batch and increase or decrease the number of sprouted beans, vegetables, kolhapuri or misal masala. Adjust the spices and other ingredients, and it's all done.

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