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Usal Pav, a traditional and delicious Maharashtrian Mumbai Street Food that is made using the dried peas. This recipe has a nutritious and delicious that comes from the addition of boiled potato, white peas and many wonderful Indian spices. Traditionally a basic usal is made with sprouted math beans and is a spicy curry prepared using sprouted pulses and is served topped with yoghurt and spicy chivda.

This spicy curry is served with bread (Pav) and is commonly called as Misal pav. There are a variety of ways in making this dish and is known as Misal pav, Sprout Bhelpuri, Matar Usal pav etc.  This dish is usually eaten with pav, an Indian bread or can even be a stand-alone dish, and finds favour with both children and adults alike.

Usal pav, a spicy and tangy to taste. This dish made with potatoes, green peas with onions, green chilies and sometimes garlic and is usually eaten with a western style leavened bun or pav. This gravy is generally thick of coconut, coriander, cumin powder, green chili mixed with various other spices having an amazing mixed spicy flavours. Usal pav is a feast to your taste buds and a healthy and nutritious one balanced meal dish.

White peas  refers to Safed vatana (navy beans) is often used to make Ragda patice. The peas look quite similar to chole, except that they are smaller in size and white in colour. They are also a good source of fiber and protein and rank low on the glycemic index. The white pea also provides at least a quarter of the daily recommended amounts of thiamin, folic acid, iron, copper, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium. A 1-cup serving of beans contains 255 calories and 1.1 g fat. 

Preparing Tips:

  • You can also add garam masala and ginger garlic which enhances the flavour and taste of the dish.
  • Drizzle some lime juice on top and then top it with the savory snack mixture.

Health Tips:

  • Because the potato is a root vegetable, it is rich in essential minerals that help you build strong bones and benefit your nerve and muscle function.
  • It is also high in vitamin C, giving you one-half of your daily requirements for that nutrient.

So, here you go for Usal – Usal Pav lovers. Enjoy making at home…much better and hygienic.

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