Saturday, December 01, 2012

Misal Pav..


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Hello friends! Today my turn has come and I am delighted to share this wonderful yummy dish from Maharashtra. Ahhh, but wait, let me first take you back two months and tell you all about South vs North challenge. Aren't you curious? Our friend Divya pramil, has put up interesting challenge. Based on geographical location of India, two teams were formed. One for South and one for north and every month one person from both team would challenge the other team with there area's authentic dish and all the members of the opposite team have to make it one month time. Check out the details HERE.

This is third month of challenge and this time from North team I am challenging my South team friends to try out famous street food of Mumbai  which is Misal pav.  In simple language Misal is mixture and its mixed in gravy and served with pav. I am sure all know the pav, am I right? Misal is made differently in whole of Maharashtra  using different ingredients but here I made it very simple with easy to get ingredients.  Let me show you how its made.

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Ingredients:  

  • 4 onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut or dessicated coconut
 ( above ingredients for the paste)

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder/amchoor
  • Salt to taste.
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • water as needed

  • 200 gms dried white peas.
  • Mix farsan as needed
  • Pav buns as needed

coriander leaves to garnish

Method:

Wash and soak dried white peas overnight.  Drain water and add new water and boil peas to 1 whistle. They should be cooked soft but not mushy.  Keep them aside.

Chop onion garlic ginger and green chillies. In a pan, heat 2 tbsp oil, add half of the chopped onion and rest keep aside for later use. Saute onion for a minute or two. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies and again saute for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes and let it cook for a minute or two again. Finally reduce heat and add  coconut powder or grated coconut. Mix well and remove in plate to cool.  Grind this mixture to a smooth paste and keep it aside.

In same pan,  heat the remaining oil and add cumin seeds. Once it splutters add the rest of masalas and saute it for  half a minute. Be careful as masala would burn fast. To this, add the paste we made earlier and mix well. Add water as needed to get right consistency which is almost gravy type. Let it boil for a minute or two and add salt here. Do not forget the namak shamak. Finally add the boiled peas which we kept aside earlier. Mix and let it boil for few minutes till the dish looks like peas gravy type. Your usal  is done here. Usal means just the gravy here which can be had as it is with pav. But we are making misal, so next part is easy now.

In a bowl,  put the usal gravy, top it with  mix farsan and some of the remaining chopped onions, garnish with  coriander leaves.  Serve it hot with pav.

How to eat:
Mix the things in the bowl and enjoy with pav. Simple enough, isn't it?  So, when are you trying out?

Notes:

Misal pav is usually quite spicy in the interiors of Maharashtra and in some places instead of peas,sprouted matki or moth bean is used along with boiled potatoes. The masala also changes its way in the interiors. Misal pav is common street food in Mumbai and its full dish. Mix farsan is mostly mixture and at most places chiwda is used but be careful as chivda tends to get soggy. In the  second post below I have put the pic of mixture I have used. I forgot to take pic of dry white peas so just attached another one and these peas are also used in ragda patties dish. Do try out and any doubts, Mail me or use the Contact form above in the tabs.

EDIT:  As most of our friends are getting confused with what is mix farsan, here is the answer:
Mixed farsan refers to a mixture of roasted or fried ingredients like chiwda(rice flakes), papdi(salted fried gram flour cookies),cornflakes, peanuts, roasted moth beans, dried fruits,salt and spices. (courtesy: Tarla Dalal)

Here is step by step pics:


White dry peas ( credit original uploader)
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All the best to my South team friends;

















For north team members challenge is by Sherin for Medu vada.  Click HERE to go to her place.

48 comments:

  1. hey wow anuty one of my fav dish :) looks delicious n tempting :) and very nice presentation

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  2. wooow.....Mouthwatering..Love this:)

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  3. Thanks Meena ji for a wonderful Challenge.. Am so glad it is not a sweet.. (You follow my posts, u will know one after the other all sweets)

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    1. divya even i didnt want sweet too thats why got it spicy. go ahead adjust ur spice level to ur taste

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  4. really awsome meena sis:)tempting one.wil sure try it.

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  5. That was a wonderful challenge Meenu, am sure people will love this and obviously a street side food is always a hit...Making it at home is something really appreciable too. Thanks for the misal pav, am going to purchase things today will try to link soon :) And cheers for your effort Meenu :)
    Chicken Curry For Biryani - A post From A Reader

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  6. Mouthwatering aunty!!! I love Pav baaji.. Hope I love this too :) Will do it soon ;) Thanks for this wonderful challenge !!!

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  7. Lovely challenge, will try soon, thks for sharing the detailed post...

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  8. Meenaji! loved this recipe. easy to make and absolutely a kids favourite. Thanks!

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  9. Wow! Quite Intersting Pav..Yummy treat.Soon I try.

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  10. Am loving this challenge, also misal pav is in my to do list since a long,thanks Meena.

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  11. wow so yummy misal pav.... am very eager to taste this... lovely challenge aunty....hope all things in my pantry except pav bun... surel willl link soon...

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  12. Thanks meens I never wanted for a sweet ...well done will try this

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  13. Wats the difference between pav bhaji n misal pav

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    1. siri bhaji is mix vegetables which u have to cook and mash and add masalas. i have a recipe of pav bhaji here, u can check under the recipe index and in pav bhaji u hv to cook bhaji
      where as in misal u hv to cook misal and rest just mix and have with or without pav.. hope i was clear if not mail me wud explain more

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  14. Nice and detailed explaination..
    Love the street foods of Mumbai.. missing them

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  15. Your step by step procedure helps me a lot. yummy recipe

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  16. Hi meenu,
    Yummy lovely challenge....
    A doubt - white dry pea is chickpea or some other...

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    1. Hi tamil no its not chick pea though it looks like tht only. see the first pic where step by step comes. it looks like normal peas except its dry and creamy whitish. mail me i would explain more

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  17. Street food yummm. I luved the bhelpuri challenge and I'm sure I am going to luv this one too.
    Meena, thanks for the recipe dear.

    Also, can I use chick pea instead of white pea, I'm not sure if I've seen white pea on shopping aisles.

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    1. Sherin with chick peas the flavour changes. the white peas is same one which we use in ragda patties and if u cant get that use dry green peas or use moth beans sprouted. i have never tried moth beans but that is also one way of making misal. mail me to ask more

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    2. Thanks Meena. I will try to get them.

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  18. Super Aunty... will try to make it soon and challenge faster...

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  19. Nice one meena....loved it

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  20. wow lovely challenge Meena ji and I am eager to do this :) and thanks to you for not posting a sweet recipe and also teaching us to do a maharashtian favorite

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  21. wow nice challenge.well explained....step by step...

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  22. Never tasted this before and will make it soon..

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  23. Meena Aunty, Such a different recipe. I am so glad to be making something that i have never tasted before. i got all the ingredients and soaked the white vatana. I am all set to go. Wish me luck :-)

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    1. hehh all the best waiting to see ur entry.. just make sure u eat when u r ready dnt mix and keep it before as whole mixture wud get soggy..

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  24. Hai Meena Nice street food recipe, I have all the ingredients rite now.It My son's fav ..

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  25. Wow ! Me the first to complete...:)..Southern Team do this dish fast and enjoy..

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  26. Lovely Meens ..............
    Will make it for sure :-)

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  27. Thanks Meena for the yummy and tempting misal pav!

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  28. long time can't have misal pav. Really feeling hungry now dear, by seeing this tempting and perfectly made misal pav dish. May I have now? Wonderful!!!

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  29. Nice and yummy recipe to try...nice blog, i'm following you :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi Meena,
    I linked my entry !
    We really enjoyed Misal Pav.. It was great and rich in taste.. :)

    Thanks,
    Shree
    http://easycooknbake.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Meena,

    I linked my entry !

    Misal pav was great and rich in taste.

    Thanks
    Shree
    http://easycooknbake.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi Meena,
    I am new to this challenge first recipe itself was awesoem.I loved each and evry bite of this dish .Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

    Thank you,
    Janani
    www.redchillycurry.com

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  33. Hi meena,

    I am new to this challenge event would really love to be part of this challenge.

    I will try my to be part of this challenge.
    Happy to follow you :)

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  34. Hi Meena,I made this yesterday and we had it for dinner. My folks loved it.Absolute winner!Thanks for making this a part of the challenge :). Linked mine to this page...

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  35. Hi Meena,

    I have posted my first SNC. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this challenge. I have posted my link and I hope I have done it right. Please check.

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  36. Hi Meena
    Just linked mine. My people loved this. Thank you fr sharing this wonderful recipe

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  37. thank u all for linking ur misal pav here, i really loved the way u all became innovative with the dish

    sorry could not ans you all earlier as i was inactive. well done

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