Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Misal Pav

When anyone talks about misal he/she immediately links it with Kolhapur.Misal pav makes a great weekend meal and the pot of misal get emptied in minutes.I find it very healthy meal and I remember my mother cooking it for us just so that we could eat the sprouts.One thing I found when misal was made at my place earlier ,is that the liquid would get over in one or two helpings while the sprouts remain back dry in the pot with no one to take it in their plate.So this time I made a change,I made the hot curry (liquid part) separately  as it is done in kolhapur and the result was so good and tasty.

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For spourt sabzi

1 cup Matki (or moth beans) sprouts
1 large onion
3 large garlic cloves crushed
2 tbsp peanuts soaked for atleast 4 hrs
1 medium potato cubed
1 large tomato
1tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp oil
salt according to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

For the hot curry(also called Kat)

List 1

1/4 cup grated dry coconut
2" cinnamon stick
3 cloves
4 pepper corns
1 1/4 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
6-7 dry hot red chillis
List 2

1 medium onion
4 garlic cloves
1 1/2 inch ginger
2 large tomatoes
1 tbsp tamarind concentrate
lime size jaggery
4 tbsp oil
1 tbsp cilantro

Additional Ingredients while serving

2 cups farsan
1/2 cup fried poha chivda(optional)
1 medium onion chopped finely
1 lemon
cilantro for garnishing
6-8 pav

Pressure cook the sprouted matki,potato and peanuts for 3 whistles.In a kadhai heat a tbsp oil.When hot add the garlic,onions,fry until translucent.Add the tomato cover and cook until tender.Now add the spourts, potatoes, peanuts, turmeric,chilli powder,garam masala,cilantro salt and 1/2 cup water.Cover and cook for 5 mins,uncover and cook until dry.

In a wok healt a tbsp oil and fry all the ingredients in list 1 together until aromatic.When cooled grind to a smooth paste.In the same wok add another tbsp of oil and fry all the ingredients in list 2 together until onion and tomatoes are tender.When cooled grind to paste.

In the wok add 2 tbsp oil add the pastes and fry until it leaves oil.Add 2 cups of water,tamarind extract salt,jaggery,cilantro.Boil it on low flame uncovered for 15 mins.The consistency of this hot curry should be liquid so add water if it turns thick.

While serving the plate consist of 2 pav, the hot curry in a bowl garnished with cilantro.and another bowl contains the sprouts sabzi. Finely chopped onions,farshan chivda and lemon are kept handy to add as needed.The hot curry is added to the sabzi as needed and this mixture is garnished with onion,farsan,chivda,cilantro and lemon juice.This hot and spicy misal is then had along with the pav.

Serve hot.


Varsha Vipins said...

wow..yum yum..Pune days..we used to have tthis for lunch from office canteen.Then I was like fed up of it,but now seeing this pic..its again tempting me..:)

Anonymous said...

New to me..but heard a lot on misal pav..looks filling meal..

Trupti said...

Ankita, Misal Paav baghun tondala paani sutale. Article chan lihile aahes. Maze Mr.ani mulaga pan donahi hands wapartat :)

Ashwini said...

Yummyyy..Love misal..It has been long since I have eaten this..It is very tempting..Book marked..

Superchef said...

have only heard of this but never had it though..looks tempting! enjoyed reading your article!

Chitra said...

have heard abt this,but never tasted nd tried.looks yummm...enjoyed reading ur article,nice write-up.useful info abt the working of brain:)thanks!!t

Gita's Kitchen said...

Lovely pictures....misal pav is very new to me...thanks for sharing this delicious recipe...

Madhumathi said...

I haven't tried Misal pav..Yours is tempting me and i will try it soon :)

Sweta said...

Awesome recipe-made this and it turned out so well!!
HAve given a link to your post in my blog:

Archana said...

Awesome Racepie... wowwwww ..

Nitin said...

I will try Misal Pav this weekend.

Ankita said...

Hey Nitin,
Thanks for visiting.Do let me know how it turns out.

Supriya's Rasoi said...

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