Puneri Misal-Pav

Misal Pav is a very famous dish in Maharashtra, specially the Puneri and Kolhapuri Misal.
The ingredients are arranged in multiple tier fashion and served. Misal is served with sliced bread or a small loaf, in the dish misal-pav. The main part of the misal is the spicy curry, called tarry, kat or misal sample. The Kolhapuri version of misal does not contain phodniche pohe.
So folks..Get ready to experience spicy puneri misal..

Read this recipe in Marathi 

Servings: 3 to 4 persons

For making Matki Usal- 2 cups Moth sprouts
¾ cup finely chopped onion
¼ tspn mustard seeds, ¼ tspn asafoetida,1 tspn red chilly powder,1/4 tspn turmeric powder, 1 tspn Goda masala (Maharashtrian masala)
2 tbspn oil
Salt for taste
For making phodniche pohe – 2 hand full thick pohe
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 green chilly, ¼ tspn mustard seeds, ¼ tspn asafoetida
Salt and sugar for taste
For making batatyachi bhaji- 1 boiled and peeled potato
¼ cup finely chopped onion
¼ tspn turmeric powder
1 green chilly
¼ tspn cumin seeds
1 pinch asafoetida
Salt for taste
For making kat- 7-8 cups of water
2 tspn ginger-garlic paste
2 tbspn grated and roasted dry coconut
½ cup finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped tomato
2 tspn red chilly powder
¼ tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn tamarind pulp
1 pinch sugar
Salt for taste

2 cups farsan, chiwda
½ cup finely chopped tomato
½ cup finely chopped coriander
¼ cup tamarind chutney (optional)
¼ cup yogurt (optional)
6-8 bread slices or white dinner rolls

1. Make small cubes of potato. Washed pohe 2 to 3 times and keep it aside for 5-10 minutes. Rub salt, sugar and turmeric powder to soaked pohe.
2. Put matki with 8 cups of water in a saucepan and boil it for 10-15 minutes.
3. Drain all the water and use the same water for making kat, this makes kat tastier. Keep boiled matki aside for usal.
4. For making Matki usal-
Heat oil in a saucepan. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add matki, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt. Close saucepan with a lid. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Keep usal aside.
5. For making Hot and spicy Kat-
Heat oil in saucepan. Add ginger garlic paste. Stir for a minute and then stir dry coconut. When you feel a nice aroma, add onions and stir for 3-4 minutes. Add tomato, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, and salt. Stir well till you see oil coming out from mixture.Then add boiled matki water and add little tamarind pulp.Bring it to boil. Add more chilly powder as required.
6.For making phodniche pohe-
Heat oil in wok. Add mustard seeds. Let it crackle. Add green chilly in pieces. Next add soaked pohe. Stir well. Cover kadhai with a lid .let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep it aside.
7.For making batatyachi bhaji( aloo ki subji)-
Heat oil in the same wok. Add cumin seeds, green chilly in 2 pieces. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Next add turmeric powder, salt and potato cubes. Stir 2-3 minutes. Cover kadhai with a lid. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
8. Prepare dish for misal. First put phodniche pohe at the bottom. Above that put batatyachi bhaji. Then put usal, chopped onion, chopped tomato ,tamarind chutney, yogurt and kat. Garnish with farsan and chivda. Put little chopped coriander leaves on top. And serve hot with bread.Give kat separately too with misal. 

layers for Misal-
1. Phodniche pohe at the bottom
2. Above that batatyachi bhaji(aloo ki subji)
3. Matki Usal
4. Chopped onion
5. Kat (tarry)
6. Add Farsan in the end

Tip: Sometimes, after mixing everything kat tastes less spicy. So accordingly improve spicyness. Generally people take kat separatly too with misal.They like to add some more kat to the misal while eating – i.e. they like to have it watery. 

Labes: Maharashtrian Misal recipe, Puneri missal, Misal recipe 


  1. actually मला माहित न्हवते की मिसलला एवढे layers असतात ,
    १ फोड़ानिचे पोहे
    २ बटाट्याची भाजी
    ३ मटकी उसल
    ४ कापलेला कांदा
    ५ तर्री
    ६ फरसान
    aamhala aapla mumbai stlye tarry,pharsan kanda evdhach mahit.

  2. Comment sathi khup dhanyawad..
    Puneri misalimadhe fodniche pohe astat ani kolhapuri misalit fodniche pohe nastat pan baki dish serve karaychi padhhat sarkhich ahe.
    matkichi usal ani tarri yamule misalila khari chav yete. yapudhe ashi layers madhe misal banvun tar bagha ani mala kalvayla matra visru naka :)

  3. Always longed to make misal. This was an excellent recipe. It tasted very good. My family enjoyed it. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to try many more dishes.

  4. Hi sarv kruti marathi madhe pan publish kara plz,,,

  5. wow! i luv misal-pav, thought of trying out today, bt the procedure.... uff!! think have to go thru it!
    thanks for the recipe.. will try n let u know how it came out... :)

  6. Misal kashi asavi mhanje ekdum tarribaàz zatka

  7. mi kal banvun try kela.....
    apratim jhalela...
    thankss a lot...majhi gf tar khush jhali
    ajun ashya sundar dishes sanga amhala....

  8. mast ki ekdam...pan batata bhaji navin ahe...mi ajun ashi misal khalli nahi

    pan thanks for detail recipe...try karte aaj

  9. Nice blog, People in panchgani have puneri misal with a glass of fresh strawberry juice, try out this combination.


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