How to make Misal Pav – maharashtrian breakfast recipes

    It was the first time when I was having misal pav in a restaurant rather a small eatery at my place in India and I was not sure how it would taste . No sooner , I had my first spoon, I knew it. It was so hot and spicy. I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that , I haven’t eaten anything as spicy as this. But yet, it was so tasty that I polished off my plate in no time with my eyes and nose watering all along. That is how its supposed to be, everyone say. Its a kolhapuri dish and kolhapuri dishes are known to be hot and spicy. I did have this a couple of times after that and enjoyed it to my hearts content.

    But now I have got used to less spicy food, and am sure to end up with a upset stomach if I indulge on these spicy delicacies. So I went on to make this at home to suit my taste, browsed a few sites added some twists of my own and it was a nice delicious meal we had that day. I would say, this is not the authentic way of making misal pav, though its almost very close to it. The moth beans/matki/ usal is cooked seperately with lot of spices and then a gravy or rassa or kat is poured over it along with the garnishings. A popular masala/spice called “goda masala” is widely used for its preperation.

   But we made it our own way and really enjoyed it. Try it sometime. You will love it.

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How to make Misal Pav - maharashtrian breakfast recipes Yum
Course breakfast
Cuisine north indian
Course breakfast
Cuisine north indian
  1. Cook the sprouted moth beans in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Roast the cinnmon, cloves, whole pepper, ginger , garlic, dessicated coconut along with a portion the chopped onion. (reserve some onions )
  3. Gring the mixture to a fine paste.
  4. Now add the remaining oil in the pan. Add some finely chopped onions. Saute for sometime and then add the tomatoes. Cook it well. Now add the ground paste. Add garam masala, coriander powder, cumin seed powder, red chilly powder and salt. Add around a glass of water. Cook well for around 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked moth beans. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. How to serve-
  7. Add the above cooked gravy in a cup. Add some farsaan/chiwda on the top followed by some chopped onion and coriander. I also cooked some chopped potato pieces in the microwave . Then added them on the top and sprinkled some red chilly powder and salt. This is served with some pav.
  8. You can also serve this with some curd.
Recipe Notes


 To make moth sprouts.

Soak a cup of moth in water for about 6 hours or overnight. Drain the water completely. Wrap this in a piece of cloth and leave it for sometime(around 4 to 6 hours) You will see them sprouting. Refrigerate till use.

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  1. It really looks yummy….am so eager to try your pav and this one too …

  2. Shama Nagarajan

    delicious recipe

  3. Priya Yallapantula

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooove misal, but never tried at home, so thanks for the guide.

  4. A mouthwatering Snack! Looks great!

  5. Priya Suresh

    Wat a nutritious and filling misal pav, looks awesome..

  6. this recipe is new to me.. looks very yummy..

  7. Krishnaveni

    yummy recipe, great

  8. Jayashree

    I haven’t had this, but your description makes me want to try it out.

  9. jeyashrisuresh

    once i tried moth beans and love this beans .nice and new recipe.

  10. I haven’t tasted this. But have heard its very spicy and tasty. Would love to try it since i love spicy foods.

  11. Valarmathi

    Yummy recipe, looks tempting.

  12. Sandhya Hariharan

    I love misal pav.. I have had it during my project factory training duirng college days!!

  13. notyet100

    platter looks yummy,..

  14. Misal pav is one of my favorites and I make this combination often at home. Yours has turned out fabulously, looks so inviting:-)

  15. SpicyTasty

    It looks so good and tempting…

  16. SpicyTasty

    It looks so good and tempting…

  17. looks & sounds delicious…new to me, So u made Pav for this dish,yummmm…..tempting one….


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