Misal Pav

 I mean, who doesn't love chaat items? and we r no exception to the long following list. We love all kinds of chaat for their rich and yummy taste. Know what, I've clicked this pic last year but din't have heart to post as I wanted to click a better pic.. but with my current schedule, only eating is possible not clicking and so went ahead with the posting with my old pics itself. This recipe is bit long, but it's worth every minute I've spent slaving in the kitchen..

 Recipe adapted from here

To make paste for gravy/sauce: 

Onion-- 1/2 cup, chopped
1/2 cup, chopped
Grated coconut --
6 tbsp
Oil -- 1 Tbsp 
Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp 

To make gravy/sauce ('Kat' in Marathi) : 

Red chilly paste/powder -- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala -- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder --
a pinch
Cumin-coriander powder --
1/2 tsp 
Cinnamon & clove powder -- 1/4 tsp
Water -- as required 

Oil -- 1 Tbsp
Salt -- to taste

Ground paste ( from table 1)

To make usal:

Oil --2 Tbsp
Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Hing --
1/4 tsp
Grean peas -- 3/4 cup, soaked
Potato -- 1/2 cup, boiled and cut into cubes

Turmeric powder -- a big pinch
Garam masala -- 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon-clove powder --
1/4 tsp
Lime juice
-- 2 tbsp
Water -- as required
Salt --  to taste 

For Garnishing: 

Chopped onion
Mix dry farsan (sev)

Coriander leaves
Lemon wedges on the side

** U may use black salt to bring out the real flavor of this dish.
** Also sprinkle some chaat masala on the top for some extra kick. 
** Use kashmiri red chilly powder for getting the red colored misal.

To make paste for gravy/sauce:
  •  Heat oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry until it is translucent, followed by tomatoes and grated coconut. Combine well and saute for 2 to 3 minutes over medium flame. 
  • Let the masala get cooled down and grind to a fine paste. 
To make gravy/sauce ('Kat' in Marathi) :
  •  Heat oil in a pan and add the ground paste, saute for 2 to 3 minutes over medium low flame.
  • Now dump in the red chilly powder,turmeric powder,cumin-coriander powder,clove cinnamon powder and salt to the ground paste and mix well. 
  • Keep on stirring the mixture or otherwise the masala would get burned, add  1 cup of water and cook over slow flame until the mixture starts leaving oil. This would take another 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and reserve this mixture. 

To make usal:
  • Heat the oil and saute ginger garlic paste. Add the hing and fry. 
  • Now add the soaked green peas, potatoes and combine well. Dump in all the masala powders, turmeric powder,cinnamon clove powder,salt and garam masala.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the masala and mix thoroughly. Cover and cook the mixture for 10 minutes. Finally add the lemon juice and mix well.
  •  Transfer the mixture to a bowl and keep it ready.
Assembling , to have misal :
  •  In a serving bowl, add the already made usal and then pour the already made sauce/gravy over the usal. 
  • Sprinkle some little bit of sev, chopped onion, butter and serve with pav and lime wedges.


  1. Tempting pictures and I am drooling here Shobana..Worth to try it..

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  2. just love misal pav..looks delicious dear and the pics looks good dear,not 2 worry

  3. I have never tried this dear...looks so yummy...

  4. Amazing dish. I love this a lot. My friend makes this often and so I tried it. Nice presentation...


  5. Hi..
    It looks tempting.we are a great fan of chaats..havent heard of this one before.definitely going to try this out soon..


  6. Delicious Misal pav :) looks so inviting... can i join?

  7. addicted to any chat item.. This looks great

  8. i love it dear.. wish i was there with you when you were preparing this :)

  9. Awesome clicks dear...Looks so inviting :)

  10. Amazing clicks dear and simply wonderful recipe. Mouthwatering here.

  11. Looks so tempting,can have this any time.

  12. Mouth watering misal pav...clicks are awesome...

  13. Looks wonderful and healthy too :)

  14. Heard about this but got a chance to try it.Bookmarked.New here and happy to follow you.


  15. need to make it soon as you have tempted enough with your delish clicks. looks so creamy and tongue tickling. total yum.
    between am having a blog giveaway (RS.1500 flipkart gift voucher) at my page. please send in any soup or hot beverage recipe and link in to this post.
    you can even relink and repost one of your old recipes to this.




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