Anyone from Mumbai can relate to this recipe. I lived in Mumbai for almost 2 years. I cannot forget those days. Pani Puri,chat, bhel puri, Sardar pav baji,frankie, Kulfi etc. You name it everything is available. There is one street in Ghatkopar just for street food. At least once a month we used to go to that street just to eat food. My daughter always complains that I talk too much about Mumbai food. What can I say it is the fact ;).
Today I am talking about one of the healthiest recipe which I learned from one of my best friend Anvi. I am not sure about the origin of this recipe , but for me it is from Mumbai.
Here is the recipe.
1 cup moth beans(matki)
1 cup whole moong
1 cup kala chana
1 cup dry green peas
1 finely chopped large onion
3 medium sized tomatoes chopped finely
1tsp mustard seeds
1tbsp amchur powder(Dry mango powder)
1tsp haldi (turmeric)
salt as per taste
3 tbsp oil
1tsp garam masala
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp red chili powder(Increase as per your spice level)
Coriander for garnish
Lemon wedges for garnish
Pav/bread to serve with Misal
Soak all the lentils overnight. Pressure cook the lentils and keep it aside.
In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves. once mustard seeds splutters add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mts till the raw flavor goes. Now add onions cook till onions turn brown color. Add chopped tomatoes, masala powder,turmeric, aamchur,salt and chili powder. Cook for 5 mts. Now add cooked lentils and 1/2 cup water. Make sure misal is medium consistency if you think it is more thick add little bit water. Taste it and adjust the spices. Cook the lentils in the spices for 6 to 8 mts and remove it from heat.
Delicious and yummy misal is ready to be served.
Garnish with chopped coriander, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and namkeen and serve with Pav.