27 February, 2009

Super Hot & Spicy Kolhapuri Misal: Not for the Faint Hearted!


Kolhapuri Misal

Who likes spicy food?
I mean really spicy… spicy as the one that turn your nose crimson red and brings tears in your eyes! Spicy as you are left with wiping your nose and eyes and yet you are smile and happily continue to devour the food! Yeah, I am talking of hot and fiery spicy food.

If you are still reading this and nodding your head in agreement then this recipe is for you. We have hot and fiery Kolhapuri Misal in our today’s menu. Last time I had it was in Belgaum where my friend took me to this small hotel in one corner of the city. It was not a fancy hotel with crystal chandeliers and comfy cushions. Instead it was a small, modest hotel with wooden tables and long benches in a small square room with sea green coloured walls and red roof tiles. The hotel’s owner was sitting right next to the entrance door on a beautifully carved high rosewood chair. And in front of him was the ancient rosewood table with half a dozen big glass canisters filled with coloured peppermints and chocolates. The wall behind him was adorned with framed, colourful pictures of goddess Lakshmi (goddess of wealth), lord Ganesha (elephant faced Hindu god) and goddess Saraswati (goddess of knowledge). The owner himself was a pleasant looking guy with kumkum on his forehead and wore white kurta and dhoti.

The aroma drifting from the small kitchen was enough to make me dizzy with hunger. But the hotel was packed with people occupying every possible table. Still my friend rushed inside almost dragging me along to a table occupied by two strangers. Before I could say anything she was sitting on a bench where a middle aged guy was eating Ragi Mudde Oota and nodded her head asking me to sit in front bench where another college student was devouring some delicious lentil gravy with pav. With in few minutes I realised that the people who had occupied that particular table also didn’t know each other and without any feeling of awkwardness they both seemed to be enjoying their meal!

Soon my friend ordered for two plates of Kolhapuri Misal and within few minutes we were served a plateful of sprouted lentils in gravy topped with chopped onions, tomatoes and crisp farsan along with twp pav buns and a small katori of fiery red curry called Kat. The server also left a tall glass of water and a big steel jar filled with water to the brim. My friend looked at me and smiled and asked me to pour some red gravy on top of sprouted lentils. She showed me how to eat it by breaking her pav into small pieces and dipping it in gravy and scooping little lentils along with chopped veggies and crunchy farsan. And what happened after that left me speechless!

I was experiencing the explosion of different flavours at once but the main flavour being fiery hot. There we were sitting right next to total strangers and devouring one of the spiciest food on this planet. The tears started rolling from my eyes and I needed my handkerchief to wipe my nose and eyes at same time! Small drops of sweat started forming on my forehead and nose and my nose matched that of circus buffoon. But still I couldn’t help but think that it was one of the best foods I have had in my life. That was my first encounter with Matki or Moth Beans and the earthy taste of it made big impact on my taste buds. Sprouted moth beans cooked in spicy gravy along with potato was wholesome and simply delicious. And the taste of Kat, fiery spicy red gravy, served along with Misal is something that I had never experienced in my life before! By the time we both licked cleaned our plates, we had also finished drinking last drop of water from that big steel jar and were asking for more water!!!

Since then it had kind of slipped from my mind until few weeks back when I received a mail from my friend reminding our wonderful days spent in hostel and the food we gorged during weekends or weekdays when we couldn’t stand the thought of chewing bullet proof chapatti with watery dal in hostel mess. Suddenly I remembered eating Kolhapuri Misal and there was nothing that could stop me from eating it except I had to Google for the recipe and cook it all by myself. While googling for the recipe I stumbled upon Nupur’s One Hot Stove and Vaidehi’s Chakali and I decided to cook it on weekend. A day before the cooking, I made fresh batch of Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney following Nupur’s recipe. Since then I have been using this spice powder in stir fries and curries in place of garam masala and experiencing the goodness of homemade spice powder. I cooked Usal following Nupur’s recipe and made the spicy curry Kat following Vaidehi’s recipe for Kat. Since then I have cooked this delicious Kolhapuri Misal twice in last month and next time I am thinking of combining moong sprouts with matki sprouts. Kolhapuri Usal is a wholesome, delicious, humble food and is a must for every Marathi and spicy food lovers. Without much delay let me give you step by step instruction on how to make this fiery hot bowl of Kolhapuri Misal. This my entry for Ashwini's Lentils Mela and Susan’s My Legume Love Affair.



Kolhapuri Misal

Day 1: Wash and then soak 1 cup of Matki/Moth beans in 2 cups of water in the morning. Let it soak for at least 8-10 hours. Then drain water from the beans and place them in a colander lined with damp muslin cloth. Cover the beans with the muslin cloth (like money bag) and place the colander in a dark place overnight. Make sure that the cloth is damp enough and sprinkle little water in between so that the beans don’t dry out. It usually takes 2 days (16-24 hrs) here for the beans to sprout well. So if I am planning to cook anything with sprouted beans I make sure that I prepare for it two days well in advance.

You can also prepare the Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney on day one itself and store it in an air tight jar. And make sure that you have got all the ingredients needed for making Misal. You can also make the spice powder for Kat this day or simply use Kolhapuri chutney in its place.

Day 2: This is the day you prepare Usal and Kat. Preparing Usal and Kat is very simple and straightforward since we have already prepared the Kolhapuri chutney on previous day. Over all it took me around 1 hour to cook and serve spicy Kolhapuri Misal with help from TH.

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Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney Powder
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 5-10 mins
Makes: ½ cup
Shelf Life: 1 month
Recipe Source: One Hot Stove
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner to Intermdeiary
Spice Level: Medium to High


Ingredients:
½ cup Red Chilli Powder
¼ cup Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
2 tbsp Dry Coconut. Shredded (unsweetened variety)
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Black Peppercorns
¼ inch Cinnamon Stick
2-3 Cloves
¼ tsp Fennel Seeds
½ medium Onion, thinly sliced
2-3 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
¼ cup Coriander Leaves, patted dry and finely chopped
½ tbsp Oil

Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney Powder

Method:
Dry roast coriander seeds, jeera, sesame seeds, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, cloves and fennel seeds in a skillet till they are fragrant and roasted fine, about 1-2 mins. Set it aside to cool.
Heat oil in a same pan and roast finely sliced onion, garlic and coriander leaves till they are nicely browned and crisp. Set them aside to cool completely.
Now grind all these ingredients to fine powder. Add red chilli powder to the ground spice powder and mix them well.
Cool and store this spice powder in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


Note:
Since the spice powder is made using fresh ingredients like onion, garlic and coriander leaves, make sure that they are nicely browned (but not burnt) and dry. Or else the spice powder will have shorter shelf life.


Kolhapuri Misal

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Kat (Spicy Gravy served with Misal)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes: 1¼ cup
Recipe Source: Chakli
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner
Spice Level: Super HOT!
Serving Suggestion: With Usal


Ingredients:
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
½ tsp Hing/Asafoetida
4-5 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2-3 pieces of Kokum or 1 tsp Tamarind Paste
Salt to taste
2-3 tbsp Oil (Original recipe calls for 5-6 tbsp)

For Kat Paste:
1 small Onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2-3 tbsp grated Coconut, fresh/frozen
2 tbsp Oil

Grind to Fine Powder:
3-4 Garlic Cloves
1 inch Ginger, peeled
1 inch Cinnamon Stick
2-3 cloves
1 Bay Leaf
2-3 Black Peppercorns
1 tbsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
-OR-
Simply use 2 tbsp Kolhapuri Masala in place of the above spice powder

Kat

Method:
For Kat Paste:
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and ground masala powder or Kolhapuri masala and sauté for couple of seconds till the raw smell disappears from spice base. Make sure that you don’t burn it.
Next add finely chopped onion and tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix in grated coconut and cook till the mixture starts to leave oil, about 3 minutes.
Cool the mixture completely and grind to smooth paste adding little water at time.

For Kat:
Heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add turmeric powder, chilli powder and hing. Immediately add the Kat paste and about ¾-1 cup of water and mix well. Mix in kokum/tamarind paste and salt to taste and bring the whole mixture to boil. Turn off the heat and keep it aside till needed.


Kolhapuri Misal

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Kolhapuri Misal/Usal (Sprouted Moth Beans cooked in Spicy Gravy of Onion, Coconut and Kolhapuri Misal Masala)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20-30 mins
Serves: 4-6
Recipe Source: One Hot Stove
Recipe Level: Easy/Basic to Intermediary
Spice Level: Super HOT!
Serving Suggestion: With Pav Bun


Ingredients:
1 cup Dry Matki/Moth Beans, soaked overnight and sprouted
1 large Potato, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
1 large Onion, finely chopped
½ cup raw/roasted Peanuts
1 tsp Tamarind Paste
1-2 tbsp Jaggery/Brown Sugar
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

For Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney Paste:
1 large Onion, finely chopped
½ cup grated coconut, fresh/frozen
1 heaped tbsp Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney (Adjust acc to taste)
½-1 tbsp Oil

For Tadka:
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
¼ tsp Hing/Asafoetida (Optional)
1-2 tbsp Oil

Kolhapuri Misal

Method:
First prepare Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney paste. Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onion. Sauté the onion till it turn golden brown. Then add grated coconut and Kolhapuri masala and sauté till the coconut turns golden brown. Cool this mixture and then grind to smooth paste adding little water at time. Keep it aside until needed.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When it starts to pop and splutter, add cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves. Sauté till cumin turns golden and then add chopped onions to it.
When onions turn translucent, add peanuts, sprouts, potato, turmeric powder, ground Kolhapuri masala paste and salt. Keep stirring for couple of minutes till the masala is evenly spread.
Now add 5-6 cups of water and cook in medium flame. When curry starts to boil, simmer the heat and cook till the sprouts turn tender and potatoes are cooked thoroughly.
Mix in tamarind paste and jaggery and simmer for few more minutes for all the flavours to blend well. Adjust the seasonings before serving this delicious Misal.


Kolhapuri Misal

To Assemble Misal:
Ingredients needed:
Kat
Usal
Yogurt
Finely chopped Onion, tomato & Coriander Leaves
Lime/Lemon Wedges
Farsan or any Spicy Mixture or Chips
Pav or White Bread Slices
Method:
Take an individual bowl/plate and add 2 ladles full of Usal. Drizzle Kat depending on how spicy you like, yogurt, finely chopped onion, tomato and coriander leaves on top of Usal. Then add little bit of farsan/spicy mixture/crushed potato chips and serve this along lime/lemon wedges and slices of white bread/Pav.


Notes:
Use dry desiccated coconut if fresh/frozen coconut is not available.
Use Green Moong Beans if Matki/Moth beans are not available. Make sure that you use the sprouted beans.
For delicious, fulfilling meal/diet idea, serve simple Usal with a cup of cold Yogurt.
You can use combination of Garlic paste + Coriander powder + Cumin powder + Red Chilli powder + Garam masala in place of Kolhapuri Masala (Tip by Nupur).


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jayasree said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a fine description of the modest eatery. You literally took me along with you. Mouthwatering recipe. I think its worth all the effort that goes into the making.

Very nice presentation.

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh,my! I am so! I would like to have this!! Sounds a lot of work,but who can resist this one! Drooling! Thats wat I can do now :)

SMN said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey such a nice read this was very nicely written hats off..

looks so yummy and i hvnt tatsed it personally and i dont think so i can take this spice :(

Kitchen Flavours said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooling.

bhagyashri said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I absolutely love Kolhapuri Misal, the spicier the better! What a beautiful post with great explanation of each step. I make this too but in a short cut method :)
The pics are making me crave for some misal right now!

Sum said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh My God!
This looks too spicy! And a little lengthy process too..... But will try it out sometime, for sure. BTW, i didnt get what this matki / moth beans is :S. Do u know the kannada name of it?? or some description???

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I used to eat Misal almost 3 times a week for lunch in Belgaum when in college, loved the taste and I still crave for it.
Looks so good there. I can't handle super hot but can always cut down the heat in the gravy of course. I will try this may be next week, looks fabulous! :)

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love spicy food... This sounds like a Khanavali- style dish! a must try

sunita said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Now, where's the glass of water? That's hot! hot ! hot!

workhard said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi, i love the way you have this fab introductions before you give out your recipies.. i have to debate if i like your writing more or recepies.. As for me when it comes to the question of spices, i forget about the nose and the eyes, i ll catch fire... i mean the whole thing..

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rads said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

OMG! That sounds so spicy and now am itching to try it! Gonna try this weekend. Thanks! :)

Cham said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

In India I experienced sharing the hotel table with strangers... When it comes to food, only tummy is priority!
Oh gal u make me drool drool over this Hot and spicy Kolhapuri Misal!

Pavani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

My mouth is watering just reading through the post. Yum Yum.. my husband will love this.. I'm going to make it soon.

Sree said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice and tempting Sia, i'm coming to have a bite. :-)

Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love spicy food esp.. chaats. I am so going to try this.
Looks absolutely tempting and very delicious..

Bhawna said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I'm sure i can't handle the recipe but as usual ur pics itself is so tempting and super duper hot one cannot resist and want to go ahead.
thanks for sharing

Vani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Misal looks delicious! Though I must say the ones I've had have been pretty hot but not that fiery hot!

meeso said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wowie, looks amazing! I wish it didn't take so long to make, It's something I would want right away!

Nags said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

spicy food?! me me me!

A_and_N said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I couldn't visit for the last few days, and so many recipes!

I love love love Misal. This, I will surel make. Will let you know how it came out :)

Maya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow Sia! Yes yes yes, I would still want to have it :D..I just love it! Wonderful pics as usual.

karuna said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

kolhapuri misal looks nice and chatpata. I have just had it once. I shld try this out soon

Latha K P said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hello Sia,
I'm a silent follower of ur blog, thought I hardly get time to try ur recipes I come again n again here to drool over the luring pictures u put up.u make me hungry every time I see them, but when it comes to implementing them I’m too lazy. I really appreciate ur work; moreover wonder how all of u food bloggers find time to cook, take pictures and upload them; it is like a social service u all do for less privileged cooks like me ;)

Shama Nagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

nice read...delicious recipe

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Breathtaking photos. Very nice write up. And thanks a lot for the recipe of my fav. Misal.

Ushanandini said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

When I read the post, I felt like I was eating the Kolhapuri Misal in the hotel with you right away! Pictures and explanations are extremely groovy! My hubby loves this snack!

Jaishree said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a beautiful post with great explanation of each step! Looks absolutely tempting and very delicious Sia.Thanks for visiting my blog:)

Daily Meals said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice presentation...

Vicky Xavier. said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love all the spicy food. Love the way you had it in a hotel. kolhapuri Misal is new to me.. But I am sure I am going to try it this weekend, coz u tempted me a lot:)
You have a lovely blog dear.

Madhumathi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,Thanks for visiting my blog :)
I love your space here..Kolhapuri misal is something new to me..i love spicy food..
The pictures are stunning :)

AnuSriram said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, Thats a lovely kolhapuri misal. Count me in the list of hot and spicy lovers... Wish those pictures could come out real from the screen... Craving for them rite now! I missed such a nice blog all these days, will surely drop in frequently to see the specials..

Ramya Bala said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

OMG,this is simply superb :)Sure Am gonna try one day...Thank u so much for dropping by Sia,It is so encouraging :)

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia,
First of all, thanx for stopping by my pages. Appreciate it. You have one of the most amazing blogs I have seen. Kudos!
Lovely pics. I'm inspired.
By the way, I love your name Sia:)
Smitha
saffronapron.blogspot.com

Gayathri said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Great Pics.. You really rock.. Professional look in all recipes you post, i am fan of your blog.

Love to see more recipes, you remind me of indian resturant, you serve the same way as they do.. Great job..

Ashwini said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice write up!!! Nice click too!!! I wish i had the same touch for the camera!!

Looks so yummy and inviting!!!

Alka said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

U know wht ,this is the only way i love to eat sprouts,and though i donot make it this spicy but it taste heavenly with chopped onions,some farson and loads of fresh lemon juice......honestly speaking i just make them in basic onion tomato gravy and it still taste yummmm(well good for lazy fellows like me ,unlike you who have the patience to make it in perfect way)

sriharivatsan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, thatz a nice and lovely read..Clear explanation..Looks very tempting...First time here I suppose, really fell in love with your blog..

Tx for dropping at my place and ur lovely comments..

Paru ... said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia,

Watching that misal and not having it to eat is a sheer torture :)..Looks fantastic girl..

Preety said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i am in for spicy food anytime..i don't cook too spicy at home as my 16 month old daughter also eats the same food as we do..love the colors..
gr8 recipe and looks like too much of work:)

arunshanbhag.com said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia!

I love the Kolhapuri / Belgaum Missal! Simply delicious and filling!

Love your detailed presentation! Nice pics too!

Mallugirl said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

bullet proof chapathis, eh?:)))
never had misal but have heard so much abt it. will try it soon.

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love misal and have been wanting to make it from scratch for a while now, my version is a shortcut one....loved your post, description and pictures. Makes me want to try misal this way asap :-)

Shivapriya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yum Yum, love it anytime.

Sujatha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I like spicy food, but not to this extent of fiery hot! :) I think that would suppress all other flavors in the dish except the HEAT! But after seeing the recipe and your pictures, I may change my mind ;-) Looks divinely delicious!

Food Fanatic said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

oh man! 1/2 cup red chili powder...cant even imagine that!! wow you were brave to have tht again!:D

Love the little story abt ur life and the descriptions made it sound so real..

food looks great...i have never heard of it b4...sumthing new for me. thanks :)

pooja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice pics and presentation..Never heard of it...looking yummy..

homecooked said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love the pic Sia! Kolhapuri cuisine is basically red chilli spicy :)If I have Kolhapuri dishes in a hotel I order 2 glasses of tall lassi with it! Your preparation looks great!

sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i remember having the hot spicy misal for the first time in a simialar kind of restaurant..then my mom used to make it at home,but less hot and spicy..
loved your recipe..am going to try this next weekend ..

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats one great looking stuff sia..and enjoyed reading !..

jayasri said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi sia, i am a new blogger, i used to go through ur blog but i have never posted any comment i think....ur misal made me think of my sis who lives in poona and makes some gravies out of it when i visit her....but this one i have never tasted...It is looking so so so yummy....my family would definitely love this...it is quite a process...but worth it i think seeing those breath taking pictures, I must tell my sis too as she uses misal now & then thanks for the entire recipe...will make it ASAP....

Namratha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, just the talk of how spicy this was made me droooool! The first time I had Misal was at a friend's place and was floored, loved it! I will surely try yours. My hubby and I love super spicy food, I'm sure we will enjoy it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Purva Desai said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I had Kolhapuri Misal today for morning Brunch.....but only difference is I add Poha as well as one of the layers in Misal...
Ur misal looks chatakedar ;)

Jaya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia,
these looks so yummy! and well I would prefer little less spicy ,good for my old growing stomach hehe..
and Bullet proof chapati ,hey Bhagvaan!
enjoyed reading your posts..
hugs and smiles

Soma said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Looks really yum & chatpatta:-)

Sia I am trying to access your Khandvi page & can't. I'll post mine soon & I want to put a link to your post since i took the recipe from u.
my email is ecurry.admin@gmail.com
..
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Looks really delicious and I would like to try with the kat -- haven't heard of that before. Beautiful, colorful photos!!

jhatpatkhana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wowwwwww ... very nice presentation, and awesome recipe :) ..

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This reminds me of the time I carelessly swallowed a whole dried red chile while dining at a Chinese restaurant. A bit, uh, painful. : }

Even so, Sia, this looks like a marvelous dish that I would really love to gather the courage to try. My mouth is watering just reading your finely descriptive post.

Thanks for sharing for MLLA8! Round-up will be online in a few more days.

Suganya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

You are simply the best, Sia... I have a question. I can't seem to find moth beans nearby. Can I use whole moong instead?

Raj said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Simply Delicious, I am a big lover of Misal Pav as coming from Mumabi,,,I made this dish exactly as mentioned for the first time in my life, Felt like back in Maharashtra,, What a way to have Kolhapuri Misal in Germany...

Thanks for the wonderful receipe...

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Raj, Thank you for letting me know and I am glad that u enjoyed it :)

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Sug,
oops Sug, donno if I left comment in ur blog. U can use moong beans but the taste will be different from moth beans as it has more earty taste.

Sweta said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Great recipe,hubby was very very happy with the outcome :)
Have given a link to your post-do check it out when you have the time:
http://bonnenutrition.blogspot.com/2009/08/misal-pav-moth-bean-curry-with.html

Kumuda said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia

Missal pav recipe is superb, hats off to u !!! I just love it, I have made it twice in 15 days !!! My husband and I love spicy food: especially chat items, great recipe !!!

This recipe should get 150/100, simply the best !!!!

Keep up the good work !! All the best !!

Kumuda said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia

I forgot to tell u, I m too from Belgaum !!! I love the missal pav from India Bhel House on Kirloskar Road and I miss it a lot and was very happy to get the same taste with ur recipe!!!

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Kumuda,
I am glad to know u and ur hubby enjoyed Misal :) I usually make big batch of misal which comes for 3-4 days. it tastes best in winter although any season is absolutely fine for one good plate of misal:)

shashank said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

To the misal do one more addition add poha chivda and boiled potato as this will become wholesome and after relishing the misal have one glass of butter milk.For those who want to enjoy misal and dont want to have ill effects buttermilk does the best to heal to intestinal lining.you can even serve a papad or dahi and koshimbiri with it.Sometimes drop in Pune (Maharashtra) and enjoy a different Misal than Kolhapuri mainly Marathi Misal in Sadashiv Peth

shashank said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice receipe keeping taste buds alive should be eaten once a week
shashank sheode

Sameer said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I tried the receipe today...It came out really nice....that taste was authentic. Ever since I have moved out Bombay, this is the first time we had some real Misal Pav....Good Job!!

Manuj said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia!!!
Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful fiery recipe. My husband is from Mumbai and he misses his street food a lot. I came across this site and had a look at this recipe. Since he loves spicy food I decided to surprise him by preparing this dish and I must say it was worth the effort and time I had put in for preparation. It turned out amazing and hubby loved it. Thanks a lot again for sharing such great cooking ideas.

Bhagyalakshmy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I made this once and we ate this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was so delicious. Tomorrow again I am going to make. Super presentation. Thanks a lot.

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Bhagyalakshmy, how wonderful :) It's been quite some time I made it :) Can I come over to ur house to have a plate of misal? ;) just kidding... hope u enjoy it more the second time!

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You are most welcome Sia. Yes we all enjoyed it for the second time also. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.

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This recipe turned out very delicious.. Definitely a keeper.

Thank you very much for all the elaborate details with the planner :)

Priya

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@BMW, thank you Priya for the thumbs up! :)

Mini said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Awesome presentation of the recipe.I tried it yesterday...nd it bowled my family over.however I skipped one of the steps...still it turned out to be mouth-watering!

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@Mini, glad u enjoyed it :)

Ali said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Am about to try this today.
Just wanted to let you know that you missed using the "2 tbsp Dry Coconut. Shredded (unsweetened variety" in the Kolhapuri Masala/Chutney Powder.

BTW... is Kolhapuri Masala same as the "Ghati Masala" in mumbai?

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Hello Sia,
I studied in Kolhapur and back then misal was always my soul food. Lately have been craving for this a lot and my search brought me here. Will be making this soon.
Teena

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Thanks for posting mouth watering recipe

Pravina Parikh said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for posting mouth watering recipe

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