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Place of originIndia
Region or stateMaharashtra

Misal (Marathi: मिसळ [misəɭ], meaning "mixture"), is a very popular spicy dish in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. The dish is mostly eaten for breakfast or as a midday snack or sometimes as a one-dish meal, often as part of misal pav. It remains a favourite snack since it is easy to make with affordable ingredients and has a good nutritional value. The taste of misal ranges from mildly to extremely spicy. And there are a lot of varieties as well. Misal is also a popular street food. The dish is always served hot.

The dish originates from the boundary of Khandesh and Western Maharashtra. Present day Nasik and Ahmednagar districts of Maharashtra.


The ingredients of misal vary widely, and consist of a combination of the following:

Kolhapuri Misal Pav with taak (buttermilk).
Kolhapuri Misal Pav with taak (buttermilk).

The ingredients are arranged in multiple tier fashion and served.



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