Spicy, flavorful, watery gravy called Misal served with Indian puffed buns or pav, Misal Pav is a popular Maharashtra-Indian breakfast. Garnished with fried Bengal gram flaky fritters, called farsan it is often eaten at brunch or even also as a snack.
- Sprouts (of choice), boiled and drained 1/2 cup
- Bengal gram flaky fritters (chana dal snack mixture) 100 grams
- Pav (Indian puffed buns) 4
- Onion, peeled and chopped 1 small
- Tomatoes, finely chopped 2 medium
- Ginger – garlic paste 1 teaspoon
- Green Chili paste 1 teaspoon
- Curry leaves 8 – 10
- Fresh Coriander (Cilantro), chopped 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
- Hing (Asafetida) Pinch
- Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
- Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon
- Kashmiri red chili powder 1 teaspoon
- Salt To taste
- Water As required
- Cooking oil 1 tablespoon
- Put a pan or wok on medium heat with oil in it. Once it heats up, add mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.
- When mustard and curry leaves start to crackle add in chopped onions; stir and sauté for 4 – 5 minutes or until light brown and translucent.
- Now add ginger-garlic paste and green chili paste, stir and sauté for 2 minutes more.
- Add chopped tomatoes, stir and cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until tomatoes are done well then add in rest of all dry spices except Garam Masala.
- Stir and cook for 2 – 3 minutes and then pour in 2-1/2 cups of water.
- Stir and let the gravy come to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
- Add in pre-boiled and drained sprouts. Stir and simmer covered for 10 minutes more.
Tip: Since it should remain watery so and some if you feel the gravy is getting thick.
- Add Garam Masala and stir. Also check and adjust seasonings; simmer for 2 – 3 minutes more then turn off the heat.
- Add chopped fresh coriander and cover the gravy. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Transfer into serving bowls and garnish with Bengal gram flaky fritters. Serve hot with warmed Indian buns along with onion salad, lemon wedges and chutney.
Preparation Time: 50 minutes