Missal Pav is a favourite Maharashtrian street food snack – which is mainly a mixture of moong and matki sprouts or a mix pulses sprouts (is selected as per the taste of an individual) cooked in spicy masala curry and served with pav (bun)/ladi pav/bread. It is a very famous and popular Marathi breakfast.
Prep Time : 20-25 minutes
Serves : 4
Ingredients for Missal Pav:
Matki sprouts : 1 cup
Oil : 2 tablespoons
Asafoetida : a pinch
Mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Onions : 2 large finely chopped
Green chillies : 2 slit
Garlic paste : 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste : 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder : 1½ teaspoon
Coriander-cumin powder : 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder : 1 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped : 2 tablespoons
Farsan : 1/2 cup (a mixture of namkeen snacks as gathi, shev, fried groundnuts, fried cornflakes)
Lemon juice as required
Lemon slices as required
Method for preparing missal pav:
1.Mix both moong and matki sprouts in a colander/bowl and wash thoroughly. Preferably under running water for a minute. Drain and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, mustard seeds, and half of the chopped onions. Saute for a minute and add slit green chillies. Add garlic paste and ginger paste. Stir well and sprinkle a little water.
3. Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and dhania-jeera powder. Mix well and then add the sprouts. Mix again. Add salt to taste and three cups of water. Bring to a boil.
4. Add garam masala powder and 3/4th chopped coriander leaves keeping remaining for garnish. Cover and cook for ten to twelve minutes or until you find the sprouts tender and cooked.
To serve Misal Pav: Pour a ladleful of cooked sprouts in a deep bowl along with the watery gravy. Sprinkle generously with farsan. Sprinkle remaining chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Serve with lemon slices and pav/bun.
Chef’s Tip from Master Kitchen: For this recipe you need to keep the gravy a bit watery. It can be served as a breakfast, snack or brunch.
Farsan is different type of snacks made of mainly gram flour. It is very popular in India.
For easy reference, below mentioned are some pictures of moong and matki sprouts and a few types of farsan: