Spicy Misal Pav – Shines as the pinnacle of Indian Breakfast goals!

Breakfast, be it a simple toast or platter full of delicious food items, always makes or breaks your day. Rather breakfast decides how your day will roll! Hence someone said it right, eat your breakfast like a "King"! Indian cuisine is so diverse when it comes to breakfast. It has some amazing breakfast items from each corner of the country! Be it North Indian "aloo ke Parathe" (Indian stuffed flatbread) or south Indian "Idli (steamed rice cakes) and coconut chutney" or Maharashtrian plate of delicious hot "Poha" ( curried rice flakes), it amazing and mouthwatering every-time.

One such delicacy known as "Misal Pav" is a celebrated breakfast across the country and beyond! Its simply the pinnacle of Breakfast Goals that shines every single time! Its made differently in different parts of the country, some make it extra spicy, some makes it tangy but it delicious every which way!



I am a huge breakfast sucker! I love experimenting with my weekend breakfast and also try to make some traditional breakfast recipes! I love my Saturday pancakes as much as I love hot plate of Misal Pav served with some coriander and onion garnish on a Sunday Morning! Here I am sharing one such breakfast recipe close to my heart! Hope you enjoy reading it and give it a try on one fine Sunday Morning!



1 cup of sprouted and steamed Moth beans (Matki) or Moong beans
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
5-8 curry leaves
1 medium size onion finely chopped
2 tbsp grated dry coconut
1 tbsp ginger garlic chillies paste
2 medium size tomatoes roughly pureed
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp dry pomegranate seeds (anardana) 
1 tbsp dry mango powder (amchoor)
1/2 tsp jaggery powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1.5 cup water

For Garnish:
1 tbsp finely chopped onion
2 tbsp Indian salty snack mix (farsan)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
squeeze of lemon


  1. Add oil to a sauce pan heating to medium flame. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow it to splatter. Then carefully add the curry leaves.
  2. Now add chopped onion to the pan. Stir it periodically to prevent it from burning. Allow it to turn translucent.
  3. Now add ginger garlic chillies paste and stir it for 20-30  seconds.
  4. Now its time to add the coconut and continue stirring until its nicely cooked.
  5. Once you see coconut and onions are all nicely cooked, add the tomato puree.
  6. If you see oil oozing out of the cooked mixture, that means your masala is ready for next step.

Continued Steps...

  1. Next step is to add all your spices to the cooked masala. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, pomegranate seeds, mango powder, and give it a nice stir.
  2. Add sprouted beans and stir it until everything is nicely coated with the spice mixture. Add the jaggery powder and lemon juice which will help enhance all bring together all the flavors.
  3.  Add salt and water and put the lid for about 15 minutes.
  4. Check after 15 minutes and stir it. Misal should be ready by now.

Garnish it with onions, farsan, coriander and squeeze of lemon. Devour it with Dinner rolls (Pav) and simply relish your Morning!


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