Misal Pav

by - December 27, 2012

Misal Pav
             I am happy to announce that I am part of southern team of  Southern Vs Northern Challenge Which was started by DIVYA PRAMIL of  You too can cook where she is giving an opportunity to each member to learn more about Indian cuisine and diving the members in to two groups as Southern and Northern teams.  Every month, each team will challenge with their own traditional recipes to opposite team. This month MEENA of  Random Ramblings has challenged Misal pav to southern team. Where SHERIN of Kuk's Kitchen have challenged Northern team with Medu vada. 
         Misal Pav is a popular street food in Mumbai and nutritious breakfast recipes too.  Misal means savory mixture and this gravy is mainly prepared with matki (moth beans) but we can alter with different legume like white or green peas or mix of all. 
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Soaking time: 8 hours or overnight
Cooking time: 30 ~ 40 minutes
Serves: 4


1/2 cup dried white or green peas

Fry and grind:
2 tbsp oil + butter
2 medium size onions, chopped
2 medium sixe tomatoes, chopped
2 green chilies
1/2 inch ginger
2 ~ 3 garlic pods
3 tbsp fresh or frozen shredded coconut

Masala Ingredients: 

3/4 tsp red chili powder to taste
3/4 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/8 tsp of black salt ( optional)

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp butter and oil each
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

For Garnishing:
Mix Farsan / Mixture or Sev
Minced onion as required
Minced cilantro
7 ~ 8 buns

  • Wash and soak peas overnight or for 7 ~ 8 hours.
  • Drain the peas and pressure cook it with required amount of  water for 1 whistle or cook it on stove top till it become soft and have to be mashed when pressed with your fingers. Allow it cool.

  •  Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan,  add all frying ingredients and fry till mixture becomes soft.
  • Cool and grind it in to fine paste.
Misal Pav
  • In a same pan or another pan, heat remaining oil mixture.
  • Add cumin seeds to splutter, add all masala powders and fry it for 2 minutes in low heat or till you get nice masala flavours. stir continuously or masala powder will easily get burnt.
  • Pour ground mixture to fried masala and add required amount of water to required consistency.
  • Let it boil for 3 ~ 5 minutes till thicken to gravy consistency.
Misal Pav

  • Add mashed peas to the gravy and allow it to cook for 3 minutes until everything gets blend together. Adjust salt to taste and add half of minced cilantro and mix it well and cook it for a minute.
  • Turn off the heat and serve hot with pav buns or burger buns.

Misal Pav

  • Heat griddle and add little butter, toast buns on both side until both side become slight golden brown color.
  • Traditionally,  these gravy is sandwich between pavbuns with onion, cilantro, misal or sev topping.
  • Enjoy this dish as your breakfast  or as your evening snacks.

Misal Pav

NOTE: Don't pressure cook peas more than a whistle or it will become mushy.
             Sprinkle Farsan/Sev before serving to retain its crunchy texture.

                                              This recipe goes to SNC team 
                        MLLA 54, Started by Susan of Well Seasoned Cook,
                             Now happening @  Saffronstreaks

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  1. The pictures are so tempting! Love the close up look :) Well done..

  2. wow awesome presentation :) am drooling here!!very tempting dear :)

  3. very tempting.enjoying every bite :)

  4. I am big fan of chat items this is so tempting

  5. 1 of d famous chat of India.missing lot.perfectly done.nice pics.

  6. I swear I really miss u around to taste ur goodies..The pics are extremely delicious and I know how it would have tasted..YUUUUUM

  7. The masala shows how delicious this misal pav would have tasted...;)

  8. Tempting one...

  9. Thank you so much dear..Misal pav looks tempting...nice clicks.

  10. That's very yummy treat Saraswathy..
    Wish you a very wonderful 2013 !

  11. So tempting...Mouthwatering clicks!!!

  12. Mouthwatering Misal Pav. Love it.

  13. Wow well made dear... Well presented too and well explained!!! Nice step by step clicks :) I have completed my challenge too :)
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  14. well done seems u really enjoyed making this

    love the clicks

    next time do try with mix farsan as sev tends to get soggy fast

    i m so happy with responses to misal pav

  15. Love this one and you have made it so beautiful!!! am drooling here!!!
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  16. looks yummy and my favourite chat. happy to follow u, glad if u visit my spac

  17. Mouthwatering here, cant take my eyes from ur misal pav dear,loving it.

  18. beautiful presentation.. well made..

  19. soooo tempting n mouthwatering...

  20. Sarawathi, you did very well. Love this misal pav. How you find time to do everything.

  21. The clicks are very tempting.Great job Saraswathi...

  22. Simply deeeeliiiicious!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  23. wow first time here..tempting misal pav..am ur new follower

  24. I love Misal Pav .. yummm though we alwasy make it with Moth beans or moong bean or a mix of both!

  25. Very hearty breakfast idea ! with so tempting clicks. Would you love to share this recipe with MLLA event in my blog ?

  26. Very inviting and irresistible one. Loved it.

    today's recipe:

  27. Misal pav is one of my favorites and this one looks just perfect!!


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