Sprouted Lentil Misal

Sprouted Lentil Misal Recipe

Misal is the most loved dish in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. It can be had as a breakfast, main course or a brunch. It is a must try Maharashtrian recipe.

Cooking time
30 min
Preparation time
20 min



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This recipe scores more than regular recipe since it is comparatively low in saturated fat also it is good source of protein along with vitamin 'c'.


  • 100g sprouted moong
  • 100g sprouted moth/matki dal
  • 50g mattar soaked overnight
  • 200g fresh tomato puree
  • 100g onion, chopped
  • 100g eggplant, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Saffola oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 1 tablespoon jeera
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 20g desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp aniseed powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon rock salt
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped 
  • 50g onion to serve, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

How to make Sprouted Lentil Misal

  • Heat one tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker and add the jeera and pinch of hing
  • When seeds start to crackle add garlic and cook it for 1 minute on low heat
  • Add chopped onion and saute it for 3-4 minutes on medium heat, keep stirring it in between
  • When onion starts to turn light pink add chopped eggplant to it, cook for 6-7 minutes and add fresh tomato puree to it
  • Cook the tomato and onion on medium heat for 6-7 minutes till it starts to leave sides of pan
  • Add  garam masala powder, desiccated coconut, aniseed powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, ginger powder and rock salt
  • Finally add sprouted moong, matki dal and soaked peas. Mix everything well and also add 4 cups of water
  • Close the lid and cook till 4 whistles of pressure cooker, number of whistles may vary for brands of pressure cooker, so ideally cook it for the time you usually cook dals/lentils 
  • Let the steam escape naturally and open the lid when all the steam is out. Mixture should be uniform and cooked well
  • To serve squeeze some lime juice and sprinkle chopped onion and coriander leaves and serve it hot

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I like this new dish recipe,i will try i...

I like this new dish recipe,i will try it.Pls send new vegetarian dishes recipe if its possible.

Apr 23, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)

very tasty it looks :)

very tasty it looks :)

Jan 30, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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