Recipe- Mouthwatering Maharashtrian Breakfast Misal Pav

By: Kratika Thu, 16 Mar 2023 2:59:56

Recipe- Mouthwatering Maharashtrian Breakfast Misal Pav

A delicious Maharashtrian breakfast, Misal Pav made as a one-pot recipe in the Instant Pot or stovetop. Misal Pav is a wholesome meal, that can be enjoyed as a nutritious breakfast or brunch. Misal is a spicy sprouts curry (usal) cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and coconut. This is then topped with onions, lemon juice, farsan and enjoyed with pav (dinner rolls).

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For the Usal

2 tablespoon Oil divided
½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Rai)
½ teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
¼ teaspoon Asafoetida (Hing) optional, skip for gluten-free
6 Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta)
½ cup Onions chopped
½ tablespoon Ginger chopped
½ tablespoon Garlic chopped
1 cup Tomato chopped
1 tablespoon Desiccated Coconut
2 cup Moth Bean or Mixed Bean Sprouts
4 cups Water
1 tablespoon Lime juice



2 tablespoon Misal masala
½ teaspoon Kashmiri Red Chili powder adjust to taste
1 teaspoon Salt

For Misal Pav

8-10 Dinner rolls (Pav)
½ cup Onions chopped
1 cup Thick sev or Farsan Fried savory snack mix
¼ cup Cilantro

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Instant Pot Method

- Start the pressure cooker in Sauté mode and let it heat. Add 1 tbsp oil, onions, ginger and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.

- Add tomatoes and sauté for another 2 minutes.

- Add the desiccated coconut and mix well with the onion-tomato masala.

- Turn off the pressure cooker. Transfer ingredients to a blender and blend to a paste. If needed, add ½ cup water while grinding. Keep aside.

-Start the pressure cooker in saute mode (Note: It is not necessary to clean the pressure cooker). Add oil, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. Let them sizzle for 30 seconds.

- Add the blended masala paste. Stir well.

- Add the spices and mix well with the masala paste.

- Add the sprouts and water. Stir well. Press Cancel and close the lid with vent in sealing position.

- Start in manual or pressure cook mode for 12 minutes. When the pressure cooker beeps, let the pressure release naturally.

- Open lid and stir in the lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.

Stovetop Method

- Follow the same steps as above in a large pot on medium-high heat.

- After adding the sprouted beans and water, let the misal come to a boil, then change to low heat, and cook the curry covered for 20 minutes.

- Stir in between at about 10-15 minutes. If the liquid seems less, add ½ cup more water.

- Open lid and stir in the lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.

To serve Misal Pav

- In a serving plate, add the sprouts from the curry. Then top with onions and farsan. Add some rassa (liquid) from the curry around the farsan.

- Serve with pav (dinner rolls). Enjoy misal pav by dipping the pav in the misal curry.

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