I have tried Misal Pav at all places I have visited so far. It tastes different at different places. Misal from city of Kolhapur is most famous of all. Most of the times, people refer to Misal-Pav as Kolahpuri Misal-Pav. Misal is a combination of spicy curry usually made of chick peas and chilly powder gravy. Then a few items are mixed in curry to form the final Misal. These toppings include Farsan( Indian noodle like item made with Besan (Gram Flour)), chopped onion, coriander and a lot of other things depending on the choice of cook. Then Misal is served with a piece of Lemon to mix with it and a pair of Pav i.e. Bread (see above photo). Usually in Kolhapur area, sandwich bread slices are served instead of normal bread (and Misal-Pav becomes Misal-Bread there 😉 ).
Anyway, this is one of the food items which make me drool each time someone mentions it. I had a hard time writing this post because I was drooling so much. Now I had enough control, I am outta here and going get myself a nice Misal-pav treat.
If you happen to visit Maharashtra, India, I suggest you try this item. There is a list of best places for Misal-Pav here, but it is in Marathi, so you might need a translator.. If I happen to get a list in English, I will put it here…