Misal Pav Recipe


Dry Moth beans/madki - 1/2 cup

Pav Buns - 4

For Grinding 

Onions - 2 medium size

Dry coconut - 1/2 cup (flat)

Garlic - 5 cloves

Ginger - 1 inch piece

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp

Hing - a generous pinch

Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp

Tomato - 2 big

Spice Powder

Chilli powder - 1 tsp 

Kolapuri Misal pav masala powder - 2-3 tsp

Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp 

For the seasoning 

Oil - 3-4 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds - 3/4 tsp

For Garnishing 


Coriander leaves

Onion finely chopped

Fresh Lemon Juice


1.Wash and soak 1/2 cup moth beans overnight. Then wash again the next morning, drain the water completely and leave it to sprout.Now add salt, turmeric powder, a cup of water and pressure cook the moth sprouts for 2 whistles.

2.Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and strain the water from the cooked moth beans. Keep the water/stock and the cooked sprouted moth beans aside.

3.Heat 2 tsp of oil and saute the dry coconut until it turns golden brown. Remove from the pan and keep it aside.Heat another 3 tsp of oil and saute onion, ginger, garlic until onions turn light brown. Then add coriander seeds and cumin seeds and saute until they get roasted.

4.Once the mixture cools, grind it to a smooth paste with little water along with chopped tomato, turmeric powder, hing and few coriander leaves.Our masala paste is ready.

5.Heat 3-4 tbsp oil (you need this much oil for making this gravy), add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, when it splutters, reduce the heat to low, add red chilli powder and misal pav masala powder (available ready made). Mix well and cook for a few seconds.

6.Add the ground masala paste.Add salt and cook stirring until it leaves oil.Add garam masala powder. Now add the cooked moth sprouts and mix well so that it is well coated with the masala.Add the reserved stock and another cup of plain water.Boil well on medium heat for few minutes.

7.In a bowl, add the sprouts alone from the prepared gravy.Top it with finely chopped onions and coriander leaves.Top it with chivda/mixture.Now add the spicy water of misal. Then top it again with more chopped onions and coriander leaves.Squeeze juice of lemon as needed and enjoy it with pav buns. Dip the pav in that gravy and enjoy it.