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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Misal - spicy gravy

Misal is a gravy made with white peas and is a very popular in the street food called Misal Pav. We were given this Misal Pav as a part of the Southern team for the North vs South Challenge. You can use regular pav buns available, but I used homemade buns (recipe to follow soon)

White Peas - 1 cup (soaked overnight and pressure cook for 2 whistles)
Onion - 3
Tomato - 2
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 6 cloves
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Amchur Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Garam Masala - 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander Powder - 1 tea spoon
Salt - 1/2 tea spoon + 1 tea spoon
Asafetida - A pinch
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Oil - 1 table spoon + 3 table spoons
Mixture - 2 table spoons (for topping)

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Homemade Pav (recipe coming soon)
Soak the white peas overnight or 8 hours and pressure cook with 1/2 tea spoon salt for 2 whistles and set aside
Heat a table spoon of oil in a pan and sauté onions, garlic, ginger and green chili until soft
Add tomatoes and cook until they are mushy. Add coconut and sauté for a minute more and add a handful from the boiled peas  and mix all well
Remove from heat and grind to a paste when cooled
Heat 3 table spoons in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds splutter, reduce the heat to low, add the dry spices (turmeric powder, coriander powder, amchur powder, red chili powder, asafetida and garam masala) and roast them all on very low flame. Ensure that they flame is very low as they can burn very easily
After 30 seconds, add the grinded paste and mix well and increase the flame to medium high. After 2 minutes of cooking, add 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil
Add the boiled peas and cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and mixture and serve hot.

Sending this to my own Guest host event Dish it out - Lentils & Garlic, Vardhini's page, Healthy Diet - Diabetic Friendly Recipes


  1. Yummmy!! love the buns :) Waiting for the recipe. Between, i am going to make your multigrain bread tomorrow. Will let you know, how it was :)

  2. Delicious Chat!! We too enjoyed it dear..

  3. wow..looks delicious!!You can link this to my event dear,link is below:)
    Join EP event-Garlic OR Turmeric @ Spice n Flavors

  4. You have done it very well, Sowmya.. Misal pav looks yum!

  5. lovely misal with pav.... n loved the idea of healthy bun...

  6. My favorte Sowmya, I made this almost twice this month after completing challenge :) Well done waiting for buns now :)
    Misal Pav (SNC 3) | Mumbai Street Food | White Peas Usal

  7. wow ur buns look awesome
    my yeast is not friendly with me but some day wud make my own buns

    comig to misal pav

    u made it so good with great color and presentation
    hope u liked it as much as all did

    u need to link it to my space sowmy

  8. I too loved this challenge Sowmya. I wanted to make pav at home but didn't have enough time.Yours looks yum..

  9. Love it sowmya. I need to make once.

  10. looks yummy.. Love chats!

  11. looks so yummy and I made this at home and everyone loved it.

  12. Looks Yumm and splury!

    Happy New Year!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  13. Makes me hungry again, droolworthy misal.

  14. Yummy n spicy misal pav!!!
    Wish you a very Happy NEW YEAR 2013!!!
    New Year's Special - Eggless Pomegranate CupCakes

  15. Its too inviting. Made very perfectly.

    today's recipe:

  16. Looks very yummy.Do check my blog when you have time.Happy following yours.

  17. Looks very yummy.Do check my blog when you have time.Happy following yours.

  18. Hi Sowmya..
    The curry looks very yummy. And your space has a beautiful collection. happpy to follow. Please visit my space.



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