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Misal Pav is a delectable marathi dish which makes a great breakfast or brunch. Its a nice combination of curry with farsan served with bread. A must try recipe.


For Curry

  • 2 Cup Boiled Matki / Mothbeans
  • 2 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Kasmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Goda Masala
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 2/12 cups Water

For Garnish

  • Farsan / Hot Mix
  • Sev
  • Onion finely chopped
  • Tomato finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves
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Sprouting Moth Beans

  • Wash matki well under cold water and soak in enough water overnight.
  • Second day morning, drain off excess water from the soaked beans.
  • Put the soaked beans in the cheesecloth and wrap well.
  • Then leave it to sprout on the counter for 2 to 3 days.
  • In between add a splash of water over cheesecloth to keep the beans moist.
  • After sprouting is done, boil sprouts in pressure cooker until 1 whistle.

To make kat/tarri/rassa

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once oil is hot add onion, mix and saute till onion gets light golden color.
  • Once onion turns light brown, add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala.
  • Mix and cook for 2 mts.
  • After 2 mts of cooking, add tomatoes.
  • Add red chilli powder, goda masala mix and cook until tomato breaks down.
  • Add tomato paste and mix well.
  • Now add boiled matki, water and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • And simmer the curry over medium heat fr 10 mts.
  • Matki Rassa is all ready.

To assemble Misal Pav

  • First take a heaping spoon of just moth beans from curry and layer them in to bowl.
  • Top that up with farsan, then chopped onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves.
  • Put good amount of curry over layers of matki and farsan.
  • Finish it off with sev and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with bread!


  • Skip adding Goda Masala if you don't have it.
  • Assemble misal just right before serving only.
  • You can substitute moth sprouts with watana or green gram.

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