If you thought that outside street food could be mouthwatering, today, I will prove it to you that even home-cooked food can be more mouthwatering, if not more than that. Now eating outside poses an undeniable risk due to the ongoing pandemic; however, it is for our good to have a fulfilling meal at your home. I know what must be the next thought on your mind! That home-cooked meal is so boring! So, why not convert this boring meal into an exciting one today? What about some hot piping misal pav just the way you want? Still cannot believe the idea of misal pav at home? Fret not! Here we provide you with instructions on how to make misal pav, the street style!
This recipe of misal pav is just easy, tasty, and very fulfilling. If you are tired of the everyday home-cooked meals, then this meal will satisfy your taste buds.
For this recipe for four people, you need the following ingredients:
- 3-4 tbsp oil
- ¼ cup finely chopped onions and ¼ cup thinly sliced onions
- 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
- ¼ cup dry coconut, i.e., khopra
- One cinnamon stick
- 2-3 Kashmiri red chilies
- 2 tsp coriander powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- Three cloves
- 3-4 crushed peppercorns
- Three garlic cloves
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ cup sprouted matki
- ½ cup sprouted dry white peas or Safed Vatana (white peas)
- ½ cup sprouted moong
- 2 tbsp sprouted chawli
- 1 ½ tsp chili powder
- chopped coriander leaves
- mixed farsan as needed
- 8 tbsp potatoes
- Pavs as needed
- Freshly Cut lemon wedges
First, let’s make the misal masala ready. For that, follow these instructions:
- Put a tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan, add thin sliced onions and khopra, and roast it continuously on a medium flame for 2 mins.
- Then add 2 tsp of coriander powder, some cumin seeds, cloves, peppercorns, a cinnamon stick, Kashmiri red chilies, and garlic cloves, and saute them for 2 to 3 mins.
- Put off the gas and let it cool down. Blend the whole mixture finely in the blender.
Now for cooking the misal:
- Heat some oil in a pressure cooker, and when it is hot enough, add some cumin seeds.
- When you see the cumin seeds crackling, add the chopped onions to it until pinkish brown.
- Now add the masala you had kept aside and sauté for a minute or two.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, and 2 tbsp of water.
- Let it cook on a medium flame, while you stir it once in a while.
- After a couple of minutes, add all the sprouted seeds.
- Add two cups of water to it, and lastly, some salt.
- Close the cooker and switch off the gas after 2 to 3 whistles.
- Don’t rush to open the cooker; instead, let the steam escape for some time.
- Now you can add chili powder, water as per your convenience and simmer it for 3 to 4 mins.
Time for serving…
Now this delectable dish is all ready for you to garnish!
Take a plate, place the pav, and garnish the misal with farsan, chopped onions, potato poha (if you want), and some coriander leaves. Now whether you want the farsan to taste soggy or crunchy is definitely up to you!