Misal, a Maharashtrian delicacy, is known for its spice content and lip-smacking taste. The uniqueness of this lies in its toppings and mouth-watering rasa. It is topped with chivda mix, sev, and farsan to provide you with a delectable morning meal! 

Talking about its history, the origin of this dish goes back to Pune. You will find various versions of Misal Pav, like Kolhapuri Misal, Puneri Misal, Khandeshi Misal and Nagpuri Misal in India, where the first part indicates the origin of that particular misal. 

Mouthwatering and Spicy Misal Pav Recipe! 

Misal pav basically is a vibrant, colorful breakfast recipe that consists of spicy sprouted bean curry topped with crispy farsan, red onions, and fresh cilantro and served with lightly buttered pav or rotis. 

The bold flavor of this fiery dish is tamed with a dash of lime juice, packing in an explosion of flavors with a tangy twist in every bite. You can make misal pav in several ways. 

However, the common way to prepare it is with moth beans, which will help you make a thick gravy known as rasa. Before serving, various spicy chutneys are added as per the taste and then topped with farsan to add crunch to the dish. 

So, let’s see how you can make this flavorsome misal pav at home! 

Misal Pav Recipe
Misal Pav Recipe

Quick Stats 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 40 minutes 

Servings: 6 serves 


  • 2½ cups sprouted moth beans
  • One tomato quartered
  • Two green chilies
  • 1½ inch ginger rough chopped
  • Six garlic cloves
  • One tablespoon dry shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of oil
  • One teaspoon of black mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing) optional
  • Ten curry leaves
  • One medium yellow onion finely diced
  • One tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • Two tablespoons of Garam Masala 
  • One tablespoon of ground coriander
  • One teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Three teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped

To Serve Misal Pav

  • 12 Soft Buns
  • Two tablespoons of ghee or butter
  • 1 to 2 cups sev farsan
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • Six lemon wedges

Method to Prepare 

  • Add tomatoes, chilis, ginger, garlic, and coconut to a blender jar. Blend everything until you get a smooth paste. 
  • Take a pan and heat oil in it over medium flame. Add mustard seeds and let them pop. After 2 minutes, add hing, turmeric, curry leaves, ¼ cup cilantro, and onions. 
  • Saute them until translucent. Cook covered to speed up the process. 
  • Then, add the spice paste and saute for one more minute. Add red chili powder, ground coriander, garam masala, ground cumin, and salt into the pan. 
  • Then, add sprouted beans and give a good mix to coat them with spices. Pour water and give it a quick stir. Cover it and increase the flame. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, add butter to a nonstick pan. Lightly spread it into the pan and place sliced buns on the pan. Cook the bun until they are hot to touch. 
  • Serve this spicy misal with your favorite chutneys and buttered buns and top it with farsan, red onions, and cilantro. 
  • Enjoy! 

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Final Words 

Served as a hearty breakfast in small street stalls in Maharashtra, misal pav is an extremely delicious and loved delicacy. It can be an instant hit at potlucks and gatherings. Try this lip-smacking, spicy, and flavorful recipe and enjoy it with your friends and family!