How to make Dahi Missal - SK Khazana -

A delicious and wholesome snack which is a favourite of the Maharashtrians

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Missal, Moth

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dahi Missal - SK Khazana

Dahi Missal - SK Khazana Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dahi Missal - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Missal

  • Moth sprouted 1 1/2 cups

  • Yogurt (dahi) as required

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Medium onions finely chopped 2 + For topping

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Goda masala 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Farsan to serve

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped for garnish

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • Poha

  • Thick pressed rice (jada poha) 1 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

To prepare missal, heat oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.

Step 2

Add curry leaves and when they crackle, add asafeotida and sauté. Add onions, mix, cover and cook till the onions become light brown.

Step 3

To prepare poha, put pressed rice in a bowl. Add some water, wash and drain the excess water. Set aside to soak.

Step 4

Add ginger-garlic paste to the onion mixture and sauté for 1 minute. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, goda masala, moth sprouts and salt, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add 2½ cups water, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes.

Step 6

Heat 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the seeds splutter, add curry leaves, green chillies, onion and asafoetida, mix, cover and cook till onion turns translucent.

Step 7

Add salt and sugar to soaked pressed rice and mix well.

Step 8

Add turmeric powder to cooked onion mixture, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add pressed rice mixture and coriander leaves, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Put the missal in a serving bowl. Put some poha over it and top with some onion and farsan. Put some yogurt over the farsan and garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 10

Keep a lemon wedge at the side and serve immediately.

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