Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kolhapuri Misal Pav

Kolhapuri Misal Pav

Kolhapur is a famous city of Western Maharashtra in India, know for it’s famous Mahalaxmi Temple and spicy food.
On a weekend, I thought of making something different for lunch. So the dish was Kolhapuri Misal Pav. This is famous recipe from Kolhapur, so it’s name has Kolhapuri . Misal  means mixture, as it contains 3-4 different varieties of sprouts.  Pav means bread. 
I remember my mother use to make this at the time of Diwali as we have huge stock of the snacks.
So remembering those old days.Lets make misal.

With all this ingredients it seems difficult but not if you gather all ingredients as mentioned below.

For 5-6 persons

For curry:
2 cups sprouted beans cooked
2 onions chopped
2 small tomatoes chopped
½ tsp turmeric
6-7 curry leaves
1tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp red chili powder (can add extra as per taste)
5 cups water
¼ tsp sugar
Salt to taste
            For curry paste:
            2 tbsp dry coconut
            ½ cup fresh coriander leaves
            3 garlic cloves
            1 inch ginger  ---- and grind all together to a very fine paste
For potato vegetable:
3 Potatoes (boiled) and chopped
1 onion chopped
¼ tsp turmeric
1tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard
5-6 curry leaves
¼ cup Fresh coriander
Salt to taste

For Garnishing

1 onion finely chopped
1 cup fresh coriander chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 lime/lemon cut into 8 pieces

1 Packet- 500gm spicy snacks (can get from Indian store)

Procedure for curry:

1) Heat oil in thick bottom soup pan.
 2) Add cumin, onions and fry till translucent.
 3) Add turmeric and chili powder.
 4) Add curry leaves and garam Masala and tomatoes.
5) After frying for 4-5 min add the curry paste.
6) Fry again for 6-7 mins till oil separates from the paste.
7) Then add cooked sprouts…. (wash and cook sprouts in pressure cooker 2 whistle or add to boiling water and boil  until it becomes soft/ cooked).
88) Adding salt and sugar ,Let the mixture boil for few min.
  9) When the curry is boiling remove the oil which floats on top in a bowl and keep aside, use the same oil while serving on top. ( the oil is called as 'cut').

    By that time make potato vegetable

1) De skin and chop the boiled potatoes and keep aside.
2) In a pan add oil chopped onions, turmeric, cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves,    salt and fry for 1-2 min.
3) Then add potatoes and chopped fresh coriander. And fry for 2 -3 min.
4) Vegetable is ready.
5) I am not using chili in this because overall dish will become more spicy than planned.

Serving suggestions are as shown in the picture.
Serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. Well explained and luv your blog