Misal Pav or Matki Usal - Spicy Curry with Buns

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Oct. 17, 2012

One of the best-ever favorite recipes served by Mumbai's roadside eateries, Misal can even be considered a trademark dish of the city's food ...


Moth beans 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , sprouted ((dew beans))
Dried bean 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , sprouted
Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Curry leaves 2 Gram ((2 stalks))
Coconut 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon ((to taste))
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Red chili powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon ((to taste))
Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
Cilantro leaves 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped



1. In a pressure cooker over medium heat, add oil and heat it. Add in the turmeric powder, onions, garlic paste, ginger paste and stir fry until the onions are cooked.

2. Add in the coconut, tomato, salt and cook covered for 7-8 minutes or until the tomatoes soften.

3. Add water and mix well. Switch off the gas.

4. With the help of a hand blender, blend the ingredients in the cooker to make a thick curry.

5. Add in the moth beans, dried beans and stir well. Add red chili powder, garam masala, curry leaves, cover the pressure cooker with the lid and cook it for 3 whistles.

6. After 3 whistles remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure in the cooker come down naturally. Remove the lid and ladle the curry into a bowl.


7. Serve the bowl of misal, garnished with chopped cilantro, onions and dry sev alongside a buttered or plain bun.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 393Calories from Fat 148

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 307 mg12.79%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet