Puneri Misal Pav 30 Mins Recipe | Plus 8 Variations

Puneri Misal Pav History

Misal Pav from Maharashtra, West India is known for its high spice content is originated in Pune. The prep time is 30 mins, and the pre-prep is 1 day. So if you want to eat Misal Pav, you have to plan it a day ahead.


In 2015, the misal pav was named the world’s tastiest vegetarian dish at the Foodie Hubs Awards in London. This misal pav is served at Dadar’s Aaswad restaurant.

Cook Time: 00:30 Mins

Misal Pav Recipe for 2


For Gravy

# 2 Onions
# 1 Tomatoes
# 4-5 Garlic
# 2-3 Small Ginger pieces
# 4-5 Curry Leaves

For Sides

# 1 onion finely chopped
# 1/4 lemon

For Main Dish

# 250 gms mixed portions of cereal – 24hours water soaked
# 1-2 Table Spoon Puneri Masala
# 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
# 3 Spoons Oil
# 1 Tea Spoon Ajwain
# 150 gms mixed farsan
# 4-6 Pav

Pre Preparation:

# Soak the cereals in water at least 24 hours before making the dish
# Cut each onion & Tomato into 6-8 pieces
# Cook the cereals in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles,

Misal Pav Recipe

> In a small mixing bowl, take onions, tomatoes. garlic, ginger & 2 Tbsp water – make the paste out it
> Take a big pan and put oil inside
> Set the flame to high
> When the oil is heated, put Mustard seeds, Ajwain & curry leaves
> Immediately add the paste
> Let it cook for 2-3 mins
> Add the Puneri Masala, cooked cereals & Salt to taste
> Add 2 glass of water & wait for oil to get separated, it will float on top
> Cover the pan with a lid and leave it on a slow flame for 10 mins
> Taste the misal, make adjustments to taste if necessary
> Add a small lump of jaggery (only if you want)
> Make sure, you have almost 2 times the gravy than the cereals
> In a plate, try to put only cooked cereals & less of gravy
> top it up with half cup farsan
> pour some gravy over it
> finally add some floating oil (called ‘Kat’ or ‘Tarri’)
> Serve the plate with 3 pav, chopped onions & lemon

Misal Pav Variations

#Replacing Puneri Masala with – Kolhapuri masala or Nagpuri masala or Nashik Masala
# Replacing Farsan with – Plain Spicy Sev
# Adding Curd to misal
#At the base of misal, one can add Potato Bhaji (Sukha bhaji)
# Serving this dish without the farsan makes it Usal Pav
# Batata Wada with Usal makes it Wada Usal

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