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Misal Recipe

    Misal Recipe | मिसल पाव | Nashik Misal Pav Recipe | Misal Pav Recipe

    Misal Recipe | मिसल पाव | Nashik Misal Pav Recipe | Misal Pav Recipe – Here, I am sharing with you a very easy but a special preparation of Maharashtra “Misal”. This is a spicy preparation of sprouts.

    Basically I love to eat spicy special misal. There are several versions of Misal like Kolhapur, Nashik and Pune, but today we going to prepare a spicy Nashik misal. This dish has common pair with pav (processed bread).

    Misal pav
    Misal Recipe

    Nashik misal is a popular Maharashtrian dish that originated in the city of Nashik in Maharashtra, India. It is a spicy and flavorful dish that is made with sprouted legumes, a spicy gravy, and a variety of toppings. Nashik misal is typically served with bread or buns and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

    Famous restaurant for Nashik Misal

    • 1) Sadhana Misal
    • 2) Grape Embassy & Zatka Misal
    • 3) Shamsundar Misal
    • 4) Nikhara Misal Nashik
    • 5) Peruchi wadi
    • 6) Tushar Misal
    • 7) Aamchi maati aamchi mansa (आमची माती आमची माणसं)
    • 8) Hotel Vihar Misal 
    • 9) Barbeque Misal
    • 10) Anna Misal

    The dish gets its unique taste from the spicy gravy or tarri, which is made with a blend of spices and coconut. The sprouted legumes add a healthy dose of protein and fiber to the dish, making it a nutritious meal option.

    To make Nashik misal, you will need a few basic ingredients like mixed sprouts, onions, tomatoes, spices, and farsan (a crispy snack made from chickpea flour). The sprouts are cooked until they are soft and then mixed with the spicy gravy. The farsan is then added as a topping along with chopped onions and coriander leaves.

    One of the best things about Nashik misal is that it can be customized to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a milder version, you can reduce the amount of red chili powder or goda masala. Similarly, if you enjoy a lot of spice, you can add more red chili powder or green chilies to the dish.

    Nashik misal is not only delicious but also easy to make at home. With a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you can create a flavorful and nutritious meal that is sure to impress your family and friends.

    Overall, Nashik misal is a must-try dish for anyone visiting Maharashtra or looking to explore new and exciting cuisines. Give this dish a try and discover the spicy and flavorful world of Maharashtrian cuisine!

    While eating this dish you will experience the explosion of different flavors at once but the main flavor being fiery hot, spicy rassa gives unexplained satisfaction to spicy Missal lovers.

    Today I am sharing with you a step by step recipe to make a this kind of tasty missal. If you are wondering how to cook delicious Misal at home? Then you are at a right place. Let’s explore the recipe.

    • Serve For : 2 People
    • Preparation Time : 10 Minutes
    • Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
    • Total Time : 40 Minutes

    I have this Spicy special Missal first time, when I went to Sadhna missal, Nashik. The ambience and interior are truly best attraction. This place has variety of aromatic and spicy missal pav.

    If you are planning to visit “Nashik-The city of temple”, then do visit this place and enjoy one of the famous preparation of Maharashtra – “Misal Pav”.


    Ingredients For special Misal

    The ingredients for Nashik Misal are easy to find in any grocery store or market. Here’s what you will need:

    • 1 bowl sprouts
    • 2 medium size onion
    • 9-10 Garlic cloves
    • 1 inch ginger piece
    • 3 Dry red chili’s
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 11-12 curry leaves
    • 1 tsp coconut powder
    • 1 big cardamom
    • 1/2 bowl coriander leaves
    • 4-5 tsp oil
    • 2 tsp red chili powder
    • 2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp coriander power
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • salt as required

    How to Make Misal Recipe?

    Masala Preparation
    Masala Preparation

    Step 1: Firstly cut onion (we need onion for both puree and fry, so split the chopped onion accordingly), coriander leaves and ginger garlic. Then heat the pan and fry the onion until it converts into a golden brown color, add 1 tsp oil in this fried onion. Let this fried onion cool down. Add fried onion, ginger, garlic cloves, coconut powder and coriander leaves in mixer-grinder bowl, grind it well. Make smooth paste out of it.

    Sprouts Fry
    Sprouts Fry

    Step 2: Now take a deep pan and heat the oil. Add chopped onion, corinader leaves in it, fry it well. Add turmeric powder and salt in this fried onion, fry for 1-2 minutes, then add sprouts(Matki/usal), mix it well, then cover it for 4-5 Minutes.

    Spices Fry
    Spices Fry

    Step 3: Start to make curry / rassa of missal. Take deep pan and heat the oil. Add dry red chili, curry leaves, bay leaf and cardamom in warm oil, saute on low flame till spices turn aromatic. Now add previously prepared paste and fry it well.

    Then add coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, Garam masala and salt in this mixture. Remember we have to cook this mixture until oil is released from masala paste.


    Step 4: Now oil is released from masala, so add 2 cups of water and let the water boil. After 2 minutes when water starts boiling, add fried sprouts in this spicy masala gravy. Let the sprouts boil in the water.

    After 2-3 minutes add more 4 cups water in it and let the gravy boil on high flame for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes reduce the flame and boil it on low flame.

    Misal Ready
    Misal Ready

    Our special misal is ready. Serve this with pav, you can serve this preparation with roti or rice as well. Because this preparation is also know as “masalyachi ussal” in Maharashtra, specifically in village area and this preparation is mostly served with bhakri, roti or rice. But while serving a this dish, garnish farsan, coriander leaves, finely chopped onion and lemon juice on it. Use papad and curd as a side snacks with this delicious dish.

    Why Nashik is known as the “California of India”

    Nashik, a city located in the western state of Maharashtra, is known for its picturesque landscapes, magnificent vineyards, and a booming wine industry. It is no surprise that the city is often referred to as the “California of India,” as it shares a lot in common with the US state in terms of climate and agriculture.

    The city of Nashik is blessed with a unique combination of mild winters, hot summers, and a Mediterranean climate that is ideal for grape cultivation. In fact, the region produces some of the finest wines in the country and is home to over 30 wineries, including the famous Sula Vineyards.

    Much like California, Nashik is a hub of agricultural innovation and experimentation. The region is known for its progressive farmers who have adopted modern farming techniques to maximize crop yields and minimize water usage.

    As a result, the city is home to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, making it a foodie’s paradise.

    Apart from its agricultural prowess, Nashik is also a popular tourist destination. The city is surrounded by hills and has several natural attractions like waterfalls, trekking trails, and ancient temples. The popular Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, located on the outskirts of Nashik, attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

    Nashik’s status as the “California of India” is also reflected in its entrepreneurial spirit. The city has emerged as a hub for startups and innovation in recent years, with several homegrown companies making their mark on the national and international stage.

    In conclusion, Nashik’s pleasant climate, fertile soil, and entrepreneurial spirit make it the perfect candidate for the title of “California of India.” Its wine industry, agricultural innovation, and natural attractions make it a must-visit destination for tourists and a promising location for businesses looking to make their mark.

    If you are planning to visit Nashik, Maharashtra, then definitely visit to sadhna misal you will love the taste and serving style too. They specifically serve misal with two large size of pav (bread), papad, tari (spicy gravy), curd, and finely chopped onion, you will love the ambiance too.

    Nashik and Kolhapur misal are famous for its unique spices and taste. In Nashik Sadhna Misal, Mamacha Mala, Vihar are the famous destination for spicy Missal pav lovers where as Puneri Missal Pav is famous for it’s sweetness with spices and potatoes. Kolhapuri missal pav has mingal of heavy spices. In Mumbai Aaswad, Prakash Shakahari Upahar Kendra, Marutirao, Mamledar Misal are few famous misal pav destinations.

    Additional Instructions

    • The use of spices is totally optional, but if you want to make a spicy Maharashtrian misal then spices are important.
    • This is itself a famous preparation, whereas it is mostly served with pav (bread).
    • Serve curd with this dish, and also serve a lot of finely chopped onion and lemon with it.
    • While serving this dish don’t forget to garnish farsan on it.
    • Frying the sprouts before making gravy will increase the taste of misal.
    • you can serve fried sprouts as a side dish, if someone wants to add more sprouts,then they can easily do that.

    Nashik Misal is a delicious and spicy Maharashtrian dish that is easy to make at home. With the right ingredients and some simple steps, you can create a flavorful and nutritious meal that is perfect for any occasion. Try this recipe today and impress your family and friends with your cooking skills.

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    12 thoughts on “Misal Recipe

    • Hello Akuner!
      Thanks for stopping by my space and liking my recipe.
      You have shared some interesting recipes too.
      I’m following you back with the intention to learn about some more interesting recipes from you in future☺☺😊

      • Your recipes are awesome. I am really grateful for your encouragement. Your appreciation means a lot to me, it gives me great encouragement to do better.

    • That looks delicious. 🙂
      Many thanks for following my blog.
      Best wishes, Pete.

    • Try it you will love the aroma as well as taste.

    • A beautiful and well explained recipe…Definitely one I would try…Thank you for the follow I have followed back as I am interested in seeing some more authentic recipes 🙂

      • I am glad🥰 that you like it….your review made my day….thanks again

          • Try it and let me know about your review….😇

            • I will…I will have to try and get sprouts when I go into town I have bookmarked the recipe 🙂

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