MISAL – Instant Pot Recipe

Misal is a very popular Maharashtrian delicacy. This dish can be had for breakfast or even be served as an evening snack.

Apart from the delectable flavors of the spices, this dish is also high on nutrition with the abundance of sprouts in it.

There are various versions of Misal throughout Maharashtra. One of the version is Kolhapuri Misal Pav and today’s recipe is yet another way of making the Misal.

The invention of the Instant pot has made my life absolutely easy. Misal is one among the many dishes that can be cooked to perfection in this wonder appliance 🙂

Here is the recipe for Misal – Instant pot method:



Video Link:  Misal – Instant Pot Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Moth beans soaking time: overnight / 7-8 hours

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Serves: 4 people


Sprouted moth beans – 1 big cup (about 2cups of beans)

Peanuts – 1 cup

Potato – 1 – cubed

Onions – 1 – chopped finely

Tomatoes – 1 – chopped finely

Green Chillies – 2 to 3

Ginger – 1/2 inch

Garlic cloves – 3

Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Red chilli Powder – 1.5 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon Powder – 1/4 tsp

Clove Powder – 1/4 tsp

Tamarind Paste – 1/2 tsp

Water – 2 to 2.5 cups

Salt – to taste

For serving:

Mixture (Farsan)

Chopped onions

Chopped tomatoes

Chopped coriander leaves

Lemon slices



Turn on the Instant pot in Sauté mode. Heat 2 tbsp of oil.

Sauté the chopped onions, green chillies and garlic till the onions are translucent.

Next, add the chopped tomatoes. Sauté for few minutes.

Now add all the spice powders and salt. Mix well.

Add 2 cups of water. Mix well.

Turn off the Instant pot. Blend the onion-tomato mix into a smooth pureé.

Turn on the Instant pot in Sauté mode and boil the onion-tomato mix for few minutes.

Now, add the sprouts, peanuts and potatoes. Mix well.

Turn off the Instant pot. Close the lid.

Cook on Manual (High Pressure) for 0 minutes Natural Pressure Release (NPR).

Serve hot topped with the ingredients mentioned under the ‘For serving’ section and pav bread 🙂





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