Dabeli Recipe

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Dabeli recipe. It is street food from the Kutch region of Gujarat. Dabeli is also called kutchi dabeli or kachchhi dabeli or kacchi dabeli. It is a very famous street snack and can be easily found in Mumbai as well as Gujarat.

Basically, dabeli is a spicy, tangy, and sweet potato filling inside of a bun – specifically the Indian bun – called pav, drizzled with a spicy and sweet chutney and pomegranate, raisins, d onions and sev (fried gram flour vermicelli). Even though there were many dabeli stalls near my home in Mumbai, I never brought dabeli back from these stalls.

This is something I would indulge in once in a blue moon. I didn’t like him very much. I would always prefer two of my favorite street food in Mumbai with bread – Pav bhaji and Vada Pav in dabeli.

Ingredients

For the Dabeli Masala

▢ 1 dry red chilli
▢ 1 teaspoon ground coriander or coriander seeds
▢ ½ inch cinnamon stick
▢ 2 to 3 cloves
▢ ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds

For the red garlic chutney

▢ 1 to 2 red peppers – soaked in lukewarm water for 30-40 minutes
▢ ½ cup garlic (lahsun) – chopped
▢ ½ tablespoon of lemon juice
▢ salt to taste

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Potato filling for Dabeli

▢ 3 potatoes of medium size – boiled, peeled and mashed
▢ 1 small onion – finely chopped
▢ 2 teaspoons of dabeli masala
▢ 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing)
▢ ½ teaspoon of cumin
▢ 2 tablespoons of tamarind date chutney
▢ ¼ cup grated coconut
▢ ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
▢ ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves (cilantro leaves)
▢ 2 tablespoons of oil
▢ 2 tablespoons of water (optional)
▢ salt

To serve Dabeli

▢ 4 to 5 buns or pav sliced and lightly toasted in butter or oil
▢ ½ cup roasted peanuts
▢ ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves
▢ ½ cup of nylon sev
▢ ½ cup pomegranate seeds
▢ garlic chutney as needed
▢ Sweet tamarind date chutney as needed

Instructions

Make Dabeli Masala powder

  1. Dry roast the red pepper, cumin, cloves, cinnamon and coriander seeds.
  2. Add all the ingredients in a grinder.
  3. Grind into a fine powder. Set aside.

Preparation of red garlic chutney

  1. In a wet grinder or blender, grind the soaked red peppers, garlic, lemon juice and salt into a smooth paste.
  2. Add water if necessary. Set aside.

Make potato stuffing for Dabeli

  1. In a microwave or pressure cooker, boil the potatoes.
  2. Peel and mash them and place them aside.
  3. In a pan or kadai, heat the oil. Add the cumin.
  4. Then add the chopped onion and sauté the onions until they become tender.
  5. Add asafoetida / hing and brown for a minute over low heat.
  6. Add the onion tamarind date chutney and mix well.
  7. Add the mashed potatoes and combine well again.
  8. To the mashed potatoes, add the dabeli masala powder. Mix well and add salt.
  9. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring the mixture.
  10. If the mixture seems a little dry, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. When finished, spread the potato filling on a plate.
  11. Sprinkle grated coconut over the potato filling.
  12. Add a little chopped cilantro on top.
  13. Now add pomegranate seeds or grapes or both. Keep the potato stuffing aside.

Make Dabeli

  1. Gather all the ingredients mentioned under serving in one place.
  2. Apply the sweet chutney to one slice of the bread and the red garlic chutney to the other side.
  3. Take a slice of the potato filling and place it on one of the slices of bread.
  4. Add a few chopped onion and cilantro leaves
  5. Complete with roasted peanuts and pomegranate seeds.
  6. Also sprinkle with dabeli masala. Finally, garnish it with sev.
  7. Cover with the other slice of bread.
  8. Prepare the rest of the dabeli pav in the same way and serve hot.
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