Misal pav Recipe

Spicy and Tangy Delight

Misal Pav is a traditional Maharashtrian dish, originating in Mumbai. It consists of spicy sprouted lentils topped with farsan, served with soft bread rolls.

Misal pav Recipe

If you're craving a flavorful and satisfying meal that packs a punch, look no further than the beloved Indian street food delight - Misal Pav. This delectable dish hails from the state of Maharashtra and is a perfect amalgamation of spiciness, tanginess, and crunch. Misal Pav consists of a spicy sprout curry topped with an assortment of garnishes, served with buttered pav (bread rolls). In this blog post, we will guide you through an easy and delicious Misal Pav recipe tailored specifically for two people. So let's dive right in!

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Calories: 900 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the sprout curry:

For the garnish:

For serving:


  1. For making Misal pav:
    • Rinse the mixed sprouts thoroughly and soak them in water for about 6-8 hours or overnight. Drain the water and set the sprouts aside.
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
    • Add minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant. Then, add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.
    • Toss in the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.

    • Add the Misal masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes, allowing the spices to blend.

    • Add the soaked sprouts and mix them with the spice mixture until well coated. Cook for a few minutes.

    • Pour enough water to cover the sprouts and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sprouts are tender and the flavors have melded together. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if needed.

    • Meanwhile, slice the pav rolls horizontally and lightly butter them. Toast the pav on a tawa (griddle) until golden brown and crispy.

    • Once the sprout curry is cooked, adjust the seasoning if necessary.

    • To serve, ladle the sprout curry into individual serving bowls. Top each bowl with chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, and a generous sprinkle of farsan. Squeeze some lemon juice on top for an added tang.

    • Serve the piping hot Misal along with the toasted pav on the side.

    • Enjoy the explosion of flavors as you dig into the fiery and tangy Misal Pav!
  2. Conclusion:

    Misal Pav is not only a popular street food dish but also a cherished meal enjoyed by people across India. With its medley of sprouts, spices, and crunchy toppings, it's a treat for your taste buds. By following this simple recipe designed for two people, you can recreate the magic of Misal Pav right in your kitchen. So gather the ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and embark on a culinary adventure with Misal Pav. Get ready to tantalize your senses with the delightful flavors of Maharashtra's iconic street food dish!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 230 gm

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 264kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.01g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 293mg13%
Potassium 615mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 42g15%
Dietary Fiber 8.39g34%
Sugars 3.51g
Protein 10g20%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Misal pav, Maharashtrian cuisine, Spicy curry, Usal Kolhapuri misal, Street food, Mumbai-style misal, Goda masala, Sev Bread roll, Tangy tamarind chutney, Spicy green chutney, Onion and lemon garnish, Breakfast dish, Vegetarian dish.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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