Farali misal  #FastingDiaries

Another popular fasting dish for our traditional Maharahstrian menu is Farali Misal. This is a delicious spicy potato-peanut, sago based stew topped with some crunchy potato sticks!

The word ‘Misal’ simply means a mixture. This meal is very filling and healthy too! This recipe is very easy and will only take around 5-7 minutes to prepare!

Here’s what you need!


  1. 1/2 cup boiled peanuts
  2. 1 cup sago
  3. 2 tsp crushed peanuts
  4. 3 tsp fresh coconut
  5. 1 tbs yogurt
  6. 2 tsp ghee
  7. 2 chopped green chillies
  8. 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  9. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  10. 3/4 boiled mixed potato & sweet potato cubes
  11. Salt to taste

For toppings:

  1. Fresh coconut
  2. Chopped coriander
  3. Potato sticks (Batata sallis)


Soak the peanuts for 1-2 hrs and boil in the pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles.

In a grinder, combine crushed peanuts, coconut, yoghurt with some water in a mixer. Grind into a smooth paste.

In a thick bottomed pan, heat 2 tsp of Ghee. When this begins to melt, add the cumin seeds, chillies and grated ginger. Next, add the potato, sweet potato cubes and boiled peanuts. Sauté this on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.


Add the peanut-coconut yogurt paste and mix well.


Now, add the leftover boiled peanut water and cook on simmer while stirring in between.


Finally, add salt to taste and a tsp of sugar. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes.


Transfer this to a serving bowl and add the potato sticks (batasali) and garnish with fresh coconut and chopped coriander.

Your yummy delicious Farali Misal is ready to serve!

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