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Misal Pav


Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 cup Moth beans(matki)
    • 5 cups water
    • Marble sized tamarind
    • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
    • 1 tsp Goda Masala
    • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
    • 1 tsp Mustard
    • 2 greenchilli
    • 1/2 tsp Haldi
    • 1 tsp Sugar
    • 1 Potato
    • 1 Onion
    • 2 tbsp Oil
    • Salt,to taste

    For Grinding:

    • 1/2 tsp jeera,1/2 tsp peppercorns,1/2 tsp fennel,2 cloves,1 tbsp daniya,1/2 tsp hing,5 red chilli,1.5 inch ginger,2 onions,2 tomatoes,2 garlic cloves,3 tbsp grated coconut(fresh or copra)

    For Garnishing:

    • 1 cup farsan,1 cup chiwda,1 cup sev,2 packs pav,2 lemon,2 onion finely chopped,1/2 cup coriander finely chopped,1 cup yoghurt((optional)if more spicy)


    1. Soak matki for 6 hrs and drain the water.Sprinkle water frequently and keep for 24 hrs to form sprouts of 1-1.5 inches.
    2. Take marble sized tamarind & soak in 1/2 cup water and boil it and extract the pulp.
    3. Heat 1 tsp oil and roast the things given in for grinding with green chilli.Please chop the vegetables,ginger,chilli before roasting.Grind them to a smooth paste.
    4. Peel the skin & cut the Potato into small cubes.
    5. Steam the matki in cooker in a seperate container and potato in a lid above matki..Mash the potato well.
    6. Heat oil in a Kadai & splutter mustard.Put sugar & then add onion,saute till light brown.
    7. Then add redchilli powder,grounded paste & fry till oil comes out of it.Add sprouts,mashed potato,goda masala,garam masala,tamarind extract,water and salt.
    8. Keep in medium flame.It boils welll and water level reduced and start becoming thick.It should be thick like pav bhaji,Shd be of rassa consistency.switch off the gas.
    9. Take a large bowl with misal rassa or kat,put 1 tbsp each or tsp each of farsan,chiwda,sev and finely chopped onion,coriander leaves,lemon wedge and serve with pav.
    10. Misal pav is ready.It should be spicy to combat with pav.if u want to reduce the spicyiness u can add yoghurt while serving.

    farsan,chiwda and sev serving can vary for tsp to tbsp and depends on their taste.




    Dear Shanthi,thank u so much for trying this recipe.


    this is one of my favourite dish. i tried out the way u told. it was just awesome



    goda masala ingredients:150gms small coriander seeds,50gms cumin seeds,50 gms redchilli,25gms white sesame,25gms copra,25gms cloves,15gms cinnamon flower(marati mokku in tamil,looks like a flower bud same like clove),10 gms cinnamon stick,10 gms black peppercorns,15gms bay leaf,10gms cardamom,hing,haldi.roast coriander seeds,cumin and red chilli first in oil together,white sesame seperately,then add copra,roast spices seperately and grind dry in the mixer to a fine powder and spread it for sometime and store in air tight container.


    mr. suresh, u can make goda masala if u have a little more time. take a cup of grated coconut and one big onion sliced (long) and fry with garlic (one pod) and ginger(small slice) and grind it with one tsp garam masala. ur goda masala is ready for the misal. thank u.


    sorry for ur inconvenience from me cause iam residing in kuwait and i searched godmasala here everywere even in lulu hypermarket but was not able to find can u me tell what i can use instead of godamasala



    goda masala is available in Al Adil near lulu Hyper or u can get in Bur dubai Al Adil near Sagar Restaurant.A-z of maharashtrian and indian groceries there.Sorry for the delay.


    hi i was waiting for ur reply can u pls tell me what is the optional of goda masala pls its request as quick as possible


    this is my favourite misal pav can u tell me pls what is godamasala cause iam staying in dubai i dont know whether its availale or not or can i cook whithout this pls reply