Few days back when i was going through the blogs of my friends,I saw that they were all posting the same dishes for a particular challenge "South Vs North Challenge" announced by Divya Pramil and it was very inresting to read about the challenge and the result. When I showed my interest to join the challenge, Divya readily accepted and I was given a very warm welcome into the group.This month the south team had to cook Misal Pav from Meena's blog Random Ramblings.
FOR THE PASTE
Garlic 4 cloves
Ginger 1/2" piece
Green chillies 2
Coconut 1/4 cup
FOR THE TEMPERING
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp or a little more
Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
Dhaniya ppowder 1/2 tsp
Amchoor Powder /Dry mango Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
White peas 200 gms
Farsan as needed
Pav Buns as needed
Soak the white peas overnight. Next day drain and cook in fresh water upto 2 whistles.Do not overcook it
Slice the onions. Cut the tomatoes,garlic, ginger and chillies finely
Heat oil in a pan and when sufficiently heated add the cut onions.saute for 2 minute then add ginger, garlic and chillies and further saute it for 2 minutes.
Now add the tomatoes and mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes till it turns mushy. Then add the coconut and mix well. Switch off the fire and let it cool. Grind it into a smooth paste and keep it aside
Heat oil and add the cumin seeds.
When it sizzles add all other masala powders and saute well
Now add the ground paste and let it boil in a medium flame
Sprinkle the salt on this and mix well.Add the required amount of water to make it into a gravy and continue to cook in a medium flame for 5 minutes
Now add the cooked peas, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
Switch of the heat
Fill the bowl with the cooked gravy
Put some cut onions and chopped cilantro on this
Top it with farsan and enjoy this lovely Maharastrian dish!!
Thank you Divya for letting me be a part of this challenge and Thank you Meena for this wonderful Recipe
Linking this to South Vs North Challenge