Dabeli Recipe / Kacchi Dabeli Step by Step Recipe


Recipe to make 8 medium sized dabeli

Ingredients

For Dabeli Masala


Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Dried red chilies - 4
Cinnamon sticks - 2
Cloves - 2

For filling

Potato - 4
Onion (small) - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato (small) - 1 (finely chopped)
Some cilantro - finely chopped
Dabeli Masala
Lemon juice - 1-2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil / butter - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Spicy Roasted Peanuts

Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Paprika - 1 tsp / Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Chili Garlic chutney / Red chutney

Cloves of Garlic (big) - 7-8
Dried red chilies - 4-5
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For Assembling and garnishing

Pav / Buns
Potato filling
Roasted Peanuts
Some Sev
pomegranate seeds
Red chutney
Tamarind chutney
Onion - finely chopped
Some cilantro - finely chopped

Procedure

Dabeli Masala


  • Dry roast all spices on low heat till nice aroma starts to come out. Add in to blender and grind them coarsely. Keep it aside.
Spicy Roasted Peanuts

  • Heat oil in a pan and add asafoetida. Add peanuts and saute till they get slight brown color. Switch off the heat and add red chili powder and salt to taste. Mix well and let them cool down.

Chili Garlic Chutney

  • Soak red chilies in water for half hour. Add in to blender along with garlic, lemon juice and salt to taste. Grind them to a smooth paste by adding little water. 
Dabeli Filling

  • Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker till 4-5 whistles. Peel and grate them.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and saute till translucent. Add chopped tomato and cook till it gets mashed up with onion. 
  • Add ground dabeli masala powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Saute till oil starts to separate from spices.
  • Add grated potatoes and mix well. Reduce the heat and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Keep stirring the mixture. Finally add lemon juice and chopped cilantro.
Method of making Dabeli

  • Transfer this mixture in a plate. 
  • Spread some coconut on top. Spread some chopped onion and roasted spiced peanuts. Press them little bit.
  • Then spread some sev, pomegranate seeds and chopped cilantro. Now the filling is ready.
  • Heat some butter in a pan. Roast the pav / buns nicely from both the side.
  • Take one pav and slit it horizontally keeping the base intact. Spread some chili garlic chutney on one side and tamarind chutney on another side.
  • Now place some filling, some roasted peanuts, pomegranate seeds, sev and press dabeli gently. In similar way, finish making all the dabelis. Serve them by topping with some pomegranate seeds.

24 comments:

  1. looks lovely & the pics great.. have to try this

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  2. A really yummy dish. Very nice and very inviting. Yum!

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  3. Amazing Step by step info. Lovely Dabeli.
    Love Ash.

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  4. I have never had it.. But heard about it a lot in TV Serials and all.. Kachhi Dabeli .. hmmm ..

    looks total package.. am sure must be amazing snack ..

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  5. Have not tried this one, but let me tell you, I will love it because it have layers of flavors.

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  6. wow!!such an interesting and delicious recipe..you have explained it very well..great

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  7. The name Dabeli is so new to me... But the pics look familiar and mouthwatering... I wish I could pick one right out of the screen here.

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  8. wow...
    nice post...
    very well explained
    bookmarked :)

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  9. Hi Poonam, how are you? Long time no see. Wow this dabeli is so super yummy....and I had never even heard of it...must give this a try...bookmarking this recipe :-)

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  10. I eat Dabeli quite often but it has never been so mouthwatering - your pictures are lip smacking!

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  11. thank you so very much for sharing this !

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  12. that looks truly mouthwatering - colorful and delicious - bookmarking to try - happy mother day dear :)

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  13. Love this and nice step by step presentation..

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  14. Droooooooling here!! Perfect chat!!

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  15. Wow...Dabeli looks mouthwatering! looks so yummy...and the pictures are just so nice..
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. drooling really... bookmarked

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  17. Hi Poonam, Came across your blog searching this recipe. Very clean steps and Simple...

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  18. loved the recipe.. Definitely goin to try it. As a student from Pune kachchi dabeli was my favorite street food. But since I shifted to the south I never got to eat them. This brought back old memories

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  19. this was a new recipe for me. Never tried it before. I made it and we all loved it.. thanks for the recipe.. Do check out my post here

    http://arusuvai-kurippu.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/kacchi-dabeli.html

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  20. Lovely dish.All family members liked it.Instead of potato I used raw banana.

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  21. I tried this at home. It's. Awesome thanks

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