Sunday, 30 December 2012

Misal pav - SNC challenge | Kukskitchen

SNC challenge

Divya Pramil of You too can cook Indian Food is the brain behind SNC challenge - recipe exchange where two teams challenge each other with their authentic recipes. The teams get a month’s time to prepare the recipe and post on their spaces. This is the 3rd event of the series and December month's challenge is posted by  Meena from random ramblings  (Northern team) and yours truly ( South team). 

It is nearly the end of the month, I know. But this time of the year I am usually busy with friends and more so at work too. Appologies for the late entry Meena  and Divya. But I made it :-)

Misal pav is mumbai street food, which is a bit spicy and full of flavour. For those of u who follow my blog probably know by now how much I luv street food. I had only praises when I tried and posted Bhel puri. Misal pav is one such flavour packed soul filling food that u guys ought to try, if u haven't already. The original recipe asked for white peas. I couldn't get hold of it,hence the use of chick peas.

Thanks Meena ji for such a kidilam (superb in malayalam slang :-D ) recipe.

This is how I did it.


1- White peas / Chick peas - 200 grams ( pre-cooked from a can)
2 - Big onion - 2
Tomato paste - 1 tbsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Ginger paste - 1tsp
Green chillies - 1
Coconut - 1/4 cup, dessicated (pre-soaked)
3 - Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Dry mango powder / Amchoor powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
4 - Oil - 5 tsp

5 -Mixed farsan / Sev / Mixture - I used chin-chin mixture - to taste (lots and lots in my opinion :-) )
Pav buns - as required - I used ciabatta rolls - shop bought.
Big onions - 1, finely chopped
Coriander leaves - as required, chopped


- Make a paste of (2) and keep aside

- Heat a pan and add 3 tsp of oil. Splutter cumin seeds and add the ground paste, stirring well.

- Add rest of (3) and mix well on low flame.

- Add water from the can and cook till gravy thickens.

- Add the cooked peas and stir well.

- Garnish with (5) and serve with pav / rolls


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  1. Drooling here again, am gonna dream about misal tonite, you guys are tempting me again and again.

  2. the last pic looks very tempting.well explained sherin

  3. Your misal pav looks delicious and very inviting.. It is very nice that you have used ciabatta rolls, nice replacement for pav buns..

  4. Misal pav looks delicious dear...luving it.

  5. happy new year sherin :) delicious and tempting..

  6. You made it just in time Doc :) Looks too good!! And the pics are super inviting :) Good job Doc :)
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  7. Super inviting and tempting misal pav.

    today's recipe:

  8. oops looks like i missed checking urs

    and u didnt leave comment also so i didnt know if u made misal or not

    hmm chick peas how did the taste come with it

    look has come awesome sherin

  9. thank u my dears.

    Meena ji, they tasted superb. Me and my D finished them in no time. :-)


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A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My husband is my pillar of support and my son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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