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misal pav with red onions and farsan added
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Misal Pav Recipe

Misal Pav is popular Maharashtrian dish that is served for breakfast or as evening snack. It's one of the Indian healthy breakfast dish as it's made of mixed beans that are sprouted. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 506kcal


  • 2 cups mixed sprouts or 2 cups moth beans sprouts
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon goda masala  click here for the recipe
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon tamarind juice
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

For serving the misal pav

  • 4 pav
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup sev or farsan
  • 1 lemon
  • cup finely chopped coriander leaves


  • Rinse the sprouts well. Peel potato skin and chop them into small pieces.  Add sprouts, potatoes, 1 teaspoon red         chili powder, salt and ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • In a small bowl soak lemon sized tamarind in ⅓ cup water for about 30 minutes. Then squeeze tamarind and extract the pulp, keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Then add cumin seeds sauté until brown.
  • Add chopped onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute until onions turn soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook until raw smell of the paste is gone.
  • Add remaining spice powders, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, goda masala, roasted cumin powder and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Add the cooked sprouts and potato mix. Smash it with the back of the spoon and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup water and bring it to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Next add tamarind juice and salt to taste. Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Finally garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and remove from heat.

To serve misal pav – pour misal pav in a bowl, top with finely chopped onions, coriander leaves, farsan and squeeze quarter lime. Serve it alone side pav.


    Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 25g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 9.5mg