Friday, November 11, 2016

Mumbai style Usal Pav

Here is one of the most delicious and authentic style recipe of usal pav which I tried from the recipe contributed by Vidya shenoy akka....its was finger licking good , delicious and so good to taste that it has been regular on our dinner table from since the very first time I tried...I have tweaked the recipe a little bit hope you all love this version and try this at your home as well....Happy cooking and if you did love it please leave in your feedback .....So here goes the recipe for this...


1 cup of Dried white peas

For Gravy

2-3 cloves

2 small stick of Cinnamon

1 tsp Jeera

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tsp Khus Khus / Poppy seeds

1/2 tsp saunf /Aniseeds

1 small piece Ginger

7-8 small cloves of garlic 

6-7 Bedagi Red chillies

1/4 cup coconut

3 big onion (thinly sliced)

4 tbsp oil

For Other Ingredients

1 big tomato (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Haldi /Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp Chilli powder

1 tbsp coriander leaves

salt to taste

For Tadka

4-5 big flakes of garlic sliced

1 tbsp ghee /oil

For Serving

chopped onion, Lemon wedges


  • Soak white peas overnight and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles till cooked make sure it doesnt get mashed.
  • Take a non stick pan add in oil simmer and add in cloves, cinnamon , Jeera, coriander seeds, khus Khus , saunf , ginger, garlic fry till nice aroma then add in coconut and fry till a bit roasted . Remove and keep aside.
  • In same pan add in 3 tbsp oil for roasting onion and roast till onions are very well roasted and you get a brown colour.
  • Now Grind this roasted onion and the roasted spices to a smooth paste adding 1/4 cup water .
  • In cooker when peas is cooked add in chopped tomato, ground paste, add haldi, salt, chilli powder and close the lid and cook for 1 whistle till cooked.
  • For tadka : Take a ghee or oil in pan add in galic and roast well till golden brown and pour on this cooked peas.
  • Add in coriander leaves for garnish and simmer and cook for 10-12 mins.
For serving

  • Slit the pav apply generous amount of butter and roast in on chapathi tawa then keep aside.
  • Take this on to a plate now put generous amount of Usal in the serving bowl top it up with chopped onion , little coriander leaves with a lemon wedge . .......It was a spicy and superb treat for me and my taste buds....Awesome !

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