Unleash The Flavours Of Authentic Misal Pav With This Easy & Delicious Recipe

A hearty and unique dish, which is an amalgamation of a burst of flavours, misal pav is just the dish for those who like their food hot and tangy. A true delicacy, misal pav has indeed retained its popularity. Learn how to make authentic misal pav at home with this simple yet divine recipe.

Published On Apr 25, 2024 | Updated On Apr 25, 2024


Maharashtrian cuisine is known for its delectable dishes, one such extremely popular Maharashtrian dish is misal pav. Authentic misal recipe is a popular snack and street food item, which is prepared from sprouts, garnished with onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and farsan, and served alongside pav. An authentic misal pav recipe is known for its high spice levels, so definitely this dish is for those who like their food on the spicier side. Misal pav recipe can be had any time of the day and is a dish which is not only delicious but filling as well. A wholesome meal, have it for breakfast, brunch, or simply as a snack. Check out below how to make an authentic misal pav recipe at home.

  1. 250 grams of moth beans (mataki)
  2. 2 slices large onions
  3. 1 tomato, finely chopped
  4. ¼ cup dry, grated coconut
  5. 1 finely chopped ginger
  6. 5 garlic cloves
  7. 1 tbsp coriander powder
  8. 1 tbsp goda masala
  9. 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  10. ½ tsp turmeric powder
  11. ½ tsp salt
  12. 2 glasses of water
  13. Oil as per requirement
  14. Jaggery
  15. Finely chopped onions
  16. Finely chopped coriander leaves
  17. Farsan
  18. Salt

  1. Heat a cooking pan on medium heat, and add the coconut to the pan. Roast the coconut until a reddish colour begins to appear. 
  2. Once the coconut is roasted, add it to a blender jar.
  3. In the same cooking pan, where you had roasted the coconuts, add 1 tsp oil, along with the sliced onions, ginger and garlic. Fry these ingredients on medium heat, until the onions turn golden. 
  4. Add tomato and cook for another 4-5 minutes, till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  5. Turn off the gas and let the mixture cool down. Once the mixture has cooled, transfer it to the blender jar with the roasted coconut and blend well. 
  6. For the misal masala ingredients, add 1 tbsp oil in a pan, then add in the blended masala and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add 1 tbsp coriander powder, goda masala and red chilli powder. 
  8. Mix well and cook until the misal masala ingredients release oil. 
  9. Add the moth beans to a pressure cooker, along with salt, water and turmeric powder. Cook on medium flame, until one whistle. 
  10. Once cooked, add the moth beans with water into the masala, mix well and add water.
  11. Add salt and jaggery to taste, and boil the misal on a medium flame for 7-8 minutes.
  12. Turn off the gas. Serve in a bowl, first with a layer of the moth beans at the base, and then add a layer of farsan, along with onion and finely chopped coriander, alongside pav.

Pro tip: You can add layers of potato or poha to your misal pav recipe. 


1. Is there a substitute for goda masala in the misal pav recipe?
You can add kitchen king masala or any garam masala, if goda masala is not available.

2. Can misal be prepared with a combination of sprouts?
Yes, you can prepare misal with a combination of sprouts, such as combining mouth sprouts with green lentils, dry peas and mung beans.

3. Is the misal pav recipe vegan?
Since there are no dairy products used in the preparation of the dish, yes, the misal pav recipe is vegan.

4. Can misal be refrigerated?
Yes, the misal recipe is refrigerator-friendly and can be stored in the fridge for about 4-5 days. 

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