In news that will brighten the day for Indians and foodies who just can’t get enough of Indian food, our very own ‘misal pav’ has been declared the ‘tastiest vegetarian dish in the world’ by the Foodie Hub Global Awards in London.
The popular Maharashtrian dish, in which ‘misal’, a spicy curry with moth beans or matki served with chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander and a dash of lemon, is eaten with the local bread ‘pav’, beat several other dishes across the world to win this title.
While there are several variations of the dish, it was the recipe from the Aaswad restaurant in Dadar, Mumbai, which won this title, according to Indiatimes.
We got the news and it feels great! Our misal won because the spices used for the curry are entirely homemade and the farsan is of good quality. As a dish, it is a whole meal in itself,” Suryakant Sarjoshi, owner of Aaswad, told Indian Food Network.
The Foodie Hub Global Awards itself described misal pav as a ‘wonderful contrast of textures and colours’. We couldn’t agree more.