To make paste : Heat oil in a pan.
Add ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped onion.
Saute till the onion is transculent.
Then add chopped tomatoes and grated coconut.
Mix well and saute it for few minutes.
Allow the mixture to cool.
Grind it into smooth paste.
To make gravy/sauce ('Kat' in Marathi): Heat oil in a pan.
Add the ready paste into oil and saute it for 2 minutes.
Then add salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder, clove-cinnamon powder and mix it.
Then add water in it.
Cook till the mixture starts leaving oil.
Transfer it in a bowl and keep it aside.
To make Usal: Heat oil in a pan.
Add ginger paste, garlic paste and asafoetida.
Saute it for a minute.
Then add soaked & boiled sprouts and potatoes. Mix it.
Then add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala, clove-cinnamon powder and lime juice.
Add water to it.
Cook it for 8-10 minutes.
Transfer it in a separate bowl.
To make Misal: Take a serving bowl.
First pour ready usal in the bowl.
Then pour the red gravy over it.
Thereafter, add finely chopped onion, farsan to the mixture.
Garnish it with chopped coriander. Serve it with pav and a slice of lemon
You may also take mix sprouts to make usal
The farsan can be substituted with Chivda