Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack

Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack

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Misal is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack that is tasty, energising and nutritious.

Here, we have created a faraali version of this popular snack, so you can top up your energy reserves on fasting days too. Mashed potatoes are cooked with an outta-the-world masala that combines peanuts, coconut and coriander.

This gives the Farali Misal a wonderful flavour and interesting mouth-feel too. Top the potato curry with Farali Chivda and Masala Salli to enhance the flavour and add an exciting crunch.

If you do not consume chilli powder on fasting days, you can replace chilli powder with green chilli paste, and the Masala Salli with plain Salli.

You can also have a go at other faraal recipes like Kand Aloo Pakoda or Buckwheat Dhokla .

Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack recipe - How to make Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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1/4 cup raw peanuts
1/4 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup boiled potato cubes
3/4 tsp chilli powder
rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
4 tbsp readymade farali chivda for topping
4 tbsp readymade masala salli for topping

  1. Combine the peanuts, coconut, coriander and approx. 4 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the potatoes and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the prepared peanut-coconut paste, , mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the chilli powder, salt and 1½ cups of hot water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Pour half the portion on a serving bowl.
  7. Top it with 2 tbsp of farali chivda and 2 tbsp of masala salli evenly over it.
  8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 1 more serving.
  9. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy232 cal
Protein5.6 g
Carbohydrates12.3 g
Fiber3.9 g
Fat18.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11.1 mg
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Farali Misal, Maharashtrian Upvas Snack
 on 25 Sep 17 08:33 AM

Farali misal.. wow.. misal can be enjoyed during fast also..this is really interesing recipe for fast.. Thank you for sharing this recipe..