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Misal is a popular dish from the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is a spicy curry made with a mixture of boiled sprouted lentils and vegetables, topped with a spicy oil-based gravy and served with pav (bread). It is usually garnished with chopped onions, coriander leaves, and lemon wedges.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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dried yellow split peas

2 cups

vegetable oil

2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


garlic, minced

2 cloves

ginger, minced

1 inch piece

green chilies, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

tamarind paste

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

roasted peanuts

2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

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Step 1:

Soak the split peas in water for at least 4 hours.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and asafoetida.

Step 3:

Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and green chilies and sauté until the onion is golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the tomatoes and cook until they are soft.

Step 5:

Add the soaked split peas and enough water to cover them.

Step 6:

Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the split peas are cooked.

Step 7:

Add the cilantro, salt, tamarind paste, jaggery, and roasted peanuts and mix well.

Step 8:

Heat the oil in a separate pan and fry the pavs until golden brown.

Step 9:

Serve the misal with the pavs.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13564 users have chowed down on Misal a whopping 21507 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Indore, Kolkata are the top 5 cities gobbling up Misal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Misal, our users are head over heels in november, but the interest cools down in januarymarch.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Misal is the food of choice for 24-27 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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