The Famous Maharashtrian Breakfast Misal Pav


Everyone knows that vada pav is a very popular dish in Maharashtra but do you know misal pav is also very famous. It is served during breakfast, and it is a healthy dish. This dish is from Kolhapur, Maharashtra and is prepared with moth beans and spices. It is also known as usal pav.

It is paired with pav and garnished with sev or farsan and onion. Misal pav can be eaten as breakfast or as a Full Meal. It is available at breakfast corners on the streets of any Maharashtrian city or one can also make it at home with this Misal Pav recipe.


Per serving of Misal Pav contains 289 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 24.5g
  • Protein 8.7g
  • Fat 17.4g
Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 45 min
Ready in: 60 min

Ingredients For Misal Pav


  • 1 cup sprouted moth beans
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 7-8 dry Kashmiri red chillies
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp goda masala
  • 3 medium onion, sliced
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 250ml water
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

For Serving


  • Pav
  • Farsan
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped green chilli
  • Lemon wedge


  1. In a flat pan, add coconut and dry roast until golden brown. Remove and keep aside for further use.
  2. Now in the same pan, add dry Kashmiri red chillies and coriander seeds, dry roast for 3-4 minutes. Keep aside for further use.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add sliced onions, ginger, and garlic cloves. Cook until the onion turns light brown.
  4.  Now add sliced tomatoes and cook until tender. Then add water and cool down the mixture.
  5. In a mixer grinder jar, add prepared mixture, roasted red chillies, coriander seeds and coconut. Grind well to form a smooth paste.
  6.  After that, take a pressure cooker and add the sprouted moth beans, salt, turmeric powder and water, mix it and pressure cook for one whistle on high flame. Turn off the flame.
  7. In a kadhai, add some oil and allow it to heat; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds let it splutter. Then add curry leaves, prepared paste and cook until oil is released.
  8. Then add red chilli powder, goda masala and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9.  Now, add cooked moth beans, water, salt to taste and jaggery. Boil and cook for 10-15 minutes and let the oil rise to the surface.
  10. Turn off the flame and let it cool a bit.

For Plating

  1. Transfer misal in a serving bowl and garnish it with farsan, chopped onion, green chilli, and few lemon drops.
  2. On a nice platter, place this misal bowl and pair it with pav.

The Misal Pav is ready to serve. Make it during breakfast and satisfy your taste buds.