An onion-topped typical Maharashtrian breakfast. Talk about morning breath.
Misal is an extreme dish, both in flavor and texture.
It’s intense tangy taste comes from a spicy curry that is mixed with sprouted and whole lentils and pulses, garnished with a combination of crispy dried peas, chivda (chickpeas flour noodles) and flat rice topped with coriander, lemon, chopped onion and tomato.
Misal is often served with pav (the local bread bun) to balance its sharpness.
This array of spice-coated textures is sure to wake you from a slumberous mood.
Misal is a typical Maharashtrian dish enjoyed across the state, yet carefully customized in every household and restaurant. It is easily found in most Maharashtrian restaurants and teashops in Mumbai.
Average price: Rs 30 per plate.
Recommended at: Panshikar Aahaar, Shop 2, Gordhandas Building, J.S.S. Road, near Central Cinema, Girgaum; +91 (0)22 2386 1211, 5634 0941
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