It's a traditional curry from Kolhapur (Maharashtra) which is also very famous for its ''Kolhapuri Masala''. If the curry isn't layered with a blood-red chilli powder and oil tempering, then it ain't done!!
I remember, on our every trip to Kolhapur, there is a small kiosk called ''Fadtare Misal'' which serves THE best and THE spiciest misal pav there, and we would always always go there for breakfast, eat like hogs and suffer from indigestion and acidity for the next 2 days! That's what I mean by, you can't stop eating it even once you are full!
A very very simple, and an amazingly delicious invention. Got this recipe from my aunt, who, no one can beat at, in making this dish.
My husband is a gujju, and for someone who is used to eating all his vegetables with at least 1 tablespoon of sugar, for him this dish is like a quick trip to hell and back! But he too relishes it completely, without fearing the consequences. I still have to get him to have this without adding any sugar to it!
Hope you like it as much as we love it.
15 - 20 Minutes
30 - 35 Minutes
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
10 - 12
2 - 3 tsp
4 tbsp, dry
1 large, chopped
1 large, chopped
3 medium, boiled
250 gms, sprouted
1 cup, chopped
For this recipe, any sprouts would do, moong, matki (moth beans) or a combination of both.
Finely chop 1 large onion and tomato. Chop the coriander leaves.
For the masala, in a bowl, have dry coconut, garlic paste and cumin powder ready.
Do not cook the red chilli powder, but add the chopped onions immediately and stir well, allowing them to cook for a minute or two on a low flame.
Cover and cook for another 5 minutes on a high flame.
Heat oil. Switch off the gas and add red chilli powder to it. Garnish the bowl of misal with this oil.
If you would like to make the gravy a little thicker, make a purée of one of the boiled potatoes. (the purée would help to thicken the gravy)
If you want to make the curry spicier, heat oil, take it off the flame and add the required amount of red chilli powder. The curry can be topped with this mixture.