" everyday cooking"- misal pav (mixed sprouts curry and bread)

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1/2 cup moth beans/Matki

1 tablespoon black eyed peas

1 tablespoon pink beans

1 tablespoonwhole Masoor

1 tablespooncup Navy beans or any other beans

This ratio and type of beans can be changed as per liking.Soak all beans overnight. Let them sprout for 1-2 days.

Dry Masala:

1 teaspoon Maharashtrian Kanda lasun masala(onion garlic masala) if you cannot find this,use chicken curry masala

1/2 teaspoon cumin coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon chili powder(Adjust to your taste.This is a 'spicy' dish)

1/2 teaspoon Jaggery

1/2 teaspoon Amsul/ Tamarind

5-6 curry leaves



mustard seeds


For Toppings:

Thin Sev


Poha(made as usaual with onions,green chilies etc)

Boiled mashes potatoes

Chopped onion,tomatoes and cilantro

Lemon wedges


  • For Masala:
    Fry 1 chopped onion till golden brown.Add 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut. Fry till golden brown. In a blender add the fried onion,coconut, 2-3 garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ginger,1 tablespoon cilantro.Grind into smooth paste.
  • Pressure cook the bean sprouts till cooked (but not mushy). About 3 whistles. In a pan heat some oil,add jeera nad mustard seeds. Add the ground onion-coconut masala paste.Fry till it starts leaving some oil.
  • All curry leaves,turmeric,cumin coriander powder, kanda lasun masala, chili powder. Mix.
  • Add the cooked beans, salt,jaggery, amsul/tamarind and enough water to make 'curry' (about 1-2 inches of water above the beans) and boil. Garnish with Cilantro.
  • To serve,take couple tablespoon curry in a bowl,top with all the toppings and garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve hot with bread.
  • Variations:
    Add green peas and potatoes to the curry. Along with other toppings add a spoonfull of yoghurt to tone down the spice. For more 'tangy' taste....add spoonfull of tamarind-jaggery chutney on the curry.


Everyday Cooking - Misal Pav (Mixed sprouts curry and bread), photo 1
Everyday Cooking - Misal Pav (Mixed sprouts curry and bread), photo 2


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