Hot and Spicy Kolhapuri Misal Pav recipe, if you love real spicy food. Misal pav is popular Maharashtrian breakfast as well as a Papular Maharashtrian street food. Kolhapuri food is known for the use of lots of chili which gives it a fiery heat and a bright red color too.
Kolhapuri Misal is spicy version of Mumbai misal, which can be best described using two words, spicy and hot. Misal Pav as a dish is made of several components. Usal is lentil preparation in which sprouted matki (moth) is cooked with some spices. Usal is then topped with Kat (spicy red gravy) and chopped onion tomato mix and finished with farsan (gujarati namkeen). This is served with hot buttered pav and served hot and the dish is known as Misal Pav.
Maharashtra has a rich street food culture, and most of which is quite filling. In fact most of the Maharashtrian street food dishes are almost equivalent to a meal. Vada pav, Pav Bhaji, Masala Pav, Mumbai sandwich, there are so many street food options available. Misal pav in fact is one of very healthy breakfast option if you don’t add too much of oil etc.
Actually, when you are making misal at home, you can choose how healthy you want it and use oil/butter accordingly. I would suggest that don’t skimp on spices though that makes it so flavourful that you won’t miss too much butter. I have used less butter than street food joints but still It’s way more than my regular 1 1/2 tbsp of butter in whole dish.
There are many versions of Misal Pav, Mumbai Misal, Puneri Misal (in which Poha is used), Nagpuri Misal and this spicy Kolhapuri Misal. Few days ago I made a healthier recipe of misal pav with moong dal and in pressure cooker you may want to try that out if you are looking for healthy Misal pav recipe.