Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Kolhapuri Misal with Tarri/Kat

Kolhapuri Misal with Tarri/Kat
This dish needs no introduction if you are a Maharashtrian! Once you try this spicy and flavorful concoction, you are hooked for life. Back in my college days, we used to hang out in a small place called Girija. The had fantastic misal with 'pohe' and 'tarri' on their menu. We could never have enough of it. 

Normally I make simple misal at home, ie Usal/Farsan/Yogurt/Onion etc; but once in a while when I am really in a mood to cook, I make this Spicy Kolhapuri misal with "Tarri"- a spicy sauce to accompany the Misal, a specialty of Kolhapur.

I had bookmarked this recipe from many of my blogger friends: Chakli, Khaugiri, My Foodcourt, My Kitchen. Each of them have a great variation and click to share. 

I have adapted this recipe to suit my family's taste. So here is my version of the famous Tarri wala Kolhapuri Misal Pav:
First we have to sprout the Matki/Moth beans. Soak 1 cup moth beans for 5-6 hours in warm water, then drain and put them in a cloth/cloth bag in a covered colander overnight. The next day you will see beautiful sprouts. Pressure cook this - about 3 cups (1 cup matki will yield approx 3 cups sprouts). Once done you can proceed to make Usal.
Matki Usal
Usal: Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. After they splutter add 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 6-7 curry leaves, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder. Then add the pressure cooked matki. Add 1 tbsp jaggery and salt to taste. Cover and cook for 5 mins and set aside.
Pohe
Pohe: We have to make simple pohe to add in the Misal. Wash Pohe/Puffed rice. Set aside. In a pan take abt 3-4 tsp oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 tbsp peanuts, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilly powder. Cover and cook for 4-5 mins on medium heat and set aside.
Tarri/Kat
Tarri/Kat for Misal: This is a spicy sauce to accompany the misal. Take 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 1 bay leaf and 1 stick of cinnamon and 2 tsp ginger garlic paste. Then add 1 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tsp or more of red chilli powder (according to desired level of spiciness) and 3-4 tsp of Kohlapuri Kanda Lasun Masala (these days its widely available in local Indian grocery stores) and 2 tsp of goda masala.Then add about a cup of Coconut Onion Masala. Saute and add 2 cups of water. Dilute the mixture and cook till oil floats on the top.
Kolhapuri Misal with Brown Bread!
Assemble the Misal: Take a bowl. Put a layer of Usal, On this put some pohe. Add Farsan or Chivda on this. Then add some chopped onion, boiled potato and cilantro.

Just before eating, add the tarri in the bowl, mix and enjoy with a side of pav (Since I am trying to eat healthy, I ate this with Brown Bread)!!!
This is my entry for US Masala/MharoRjasthan's Recipes: Bookmarked Tuesday Vol 19 Event.

33 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

looks delicious and full of flavour haven't made before

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a great looking misal dear, I love Misal, but never tried at home, now that I have recipe, I need to try it out :)

sangeeta said...

Wonderful chaat ... i particularly loved the tarri , will make it soon for sure .
BTW i just posted a chickpea chaat at my healthfood blog and here another chaat greeted me:)

Soumya said...

looks awesome and super delicious...

Panchpakwan said...

Tarri and misal pav looks spicy and so delicious..

Smitha said...

lovely looking misal...yum yum!

Apu said...

Oh yumm!!! I love making this at home - its worth every minute spent in the kitchen!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

yum yum post dear..looks wonderful n mindblowing..my fav...

Khaugiri said...

Mast zali Misal. Glad that u like mine too!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

thats really new recipe to me.looks great

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Very new dish. Love to try..

Shanthi said...

looks delicious and awesome

Priya said...

Slurp, wat a tempting and delicious post..

Biny Anoop said...

I love misal with pav...one of my favs and the kolhapuri version with the added thikkat is awesome.
Biny

Santosh Bangar said...

new to me looing good flavour dish

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

I juz love Usal & misal ... You have tempted me noww

Gulmohar said...

That's an awesome new dish for me to try out :-)

R said...

Torview, Priya YM, Soumya,Panchpakwan, Smitha, SAnyukta, jeyashrisuresh, Gayathri,Shanthi, Priya, Biny Anoop,santosh Bangar, Spoonfuls of love, Gulmohar: thank you so much for appreciating!!
sangeeta: thanks! had stopped by ur blog yesterday, wonderful chaat!
apu: thanks! yes, u r right, its really worth every minute spent in the kitchen!
khaugiri: thanks! simply loved ur misal!!

Krishnaveni said...

lovely recipe and looks yum

Shobha said...

Nice spicy dish...I love Maharashtrian preparations.Thanks for sharing. I have never made this one.

aipi said...

Have heard about this but never ate or prepared it..your recipe sounds n looks so authentic n well made, this goes to my "must make" list :)

US Masala

Jay said...

Thanks for dropping ur sweet comment in Tasty Appetite n for your precious time..
You have an awesome space here.
Am your happy follower now..:)

Yummy n inviting recipe..
Tasty appetite

Jaisy James said...

looks delicious. new to me and thanks for sharing

Sushma Mallya said...

I love misal and this looks very delicious...

Anisheetu said...

Maharashtrian dishes are lovely!
The spicy curry photo makes your mouth watery! yum yum yum

AquaM said...

Hey R
Thanks for dropping by, and yes, the blog title is borrowed from a book title!
Love your blog and my SIL happens to be Maharashtrian:) Love ur dishes..hope to reproduce them
Cheers

Sayantani said...

few days back saw this on NDTV good times. loved its spicy-sweet-sour flavour. very tempting dish.

Pushpa said...

Mouthwatering dish,looks yummy.

Magia da Inês said...

♥♥ Olá, amiga!
♥ Passei para uma visitinha... amei!!! ♥♥
Seu blog está muito bonito. ♥
♥ Beijinhos.
Brasil♥♥

R said...

krishnaveni, shobha, aipi, jay. jaisy james, sushma mallya, anisheetu, aquaM, Satnayani, pushpa: thank you very much for you words of appreciation!!
Magia: muchos gracias amiga!

simply.food said...

wow what a wonderful snack /chaat .Ilove the spicy chutney and all the different components.

R said...

simply.food: thnx! yes, it does taste divine with the spicy kaat.

Supriya's Rasoi said...

Misal looks very delicious the tari is very tempting.Thanyathlya misal chi athvan jhali. Thank you for visiting my blog and glad to follow you.
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