Dabeli | How to make Dabeli

By Anjali Purandare  |  20th Jul 2016  |  
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About Dabeli Recipe

Tangy, spicy, sweet,crunchy, mouthwatering, finger-licking delicious snack which no one can resist!!!! Kutchi Dabeli is one of the most loved street food in recent times. Spicy, sweet potato mixture stuffed between pav with addition of tasty chutneys and slightly roasted in butter for that extra crunch!!!

The delicious and mouthwatering Dabeli is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Dabeli is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Dabeli. Anjali Purandare shared Dabeli recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Dabeli. Try this delicious Dabeli recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Anjali Purandare of Dabeli by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Dabeli can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Dabeli with other users


Ingredients to make Dabeli

  • potato Stuffing 3 tbsp
  • Store bought Dabeli masala 2 tbsp
  • tamarind Dates Chutney 3 tbsp
  • Mashed potatoes 6-7 Medium sized Boiled and Peeled
  • red chilly Powder 1 tsp
  • Scrapped coconut 1/4 cup
  • coriander Leaves finely chopped 3-4 tbsp
  • pomegranate Kernels from 1 fruit
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil For Pav 8 (Indian Bread)
  • Tamraind dates Chutney to apply on pav as per requirement
  • garlic Chutney to apply on pav as per requirement
  • 1 Large onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup masala or Salted Peanuts, readily available at grocery stores
  • 1 Cup Fine variety of Nylon Sev butter to roast the pav, as per your requirement

How to make Dabeli

  1. In a mixing bowl add dabeli masala & tamrind dates chutney, mix well. In a broad non-stick pan heat oil. When oil is heated add the dabeli masala mixture. Saute for a minute stirring continuously.
  2. Add mashed potatoes, salt, red chilly powder and mix well. Add a cup of water and let the potatoes cook in masala till water dries out little. Keep on stirring continuously. We do not want very dry potato filling or very watery filling.
  3. Once the mixture is cooked, transfer it to a broad plate and with the help of spatula or back side of spoon spread the mixture evenly. Keep aside to cool.
  4. Now when you are ready to start preparing the dabeli, sprinkle scrapped coconut, finely chopped coriander leaves, pomegranate kernels over the potatoes mixture.
  5. Assemble Method: Slit the pav in between, half way through. Apply garlic chutney and tamarind dates chutney on both sides of pav.
  6. Take a heap spoonful of potato filling and stuff it between the pav, top it with finely chopped onion, little masala or salted peanut and nylon sev.
  7. Repeat this procedure with all the remaining pav.
  8. Now heat tava (skillet). Once skillet is hot, add a tsp of butter and place the pav over it. Apply little butter on top side of the pav also.
  9. Roast the pav on one side for 2-3 minutes on low flame till the base gets little crisp. Now flip and let the top side of pav get little crisp.
  10. Once dabeli is warm enough and crisp transfer it to a plate, dip the edges in nylon shev. Serve immediately.

My Tip:

I normally use local dabeli masala near my place which already has sugar in it. Incase you are using branded dabeli masala, do check the instructions on the package if you are suppose to add sugar and lemon juice. For this dabeli use wet garlic chutney which is available in any grocery store.

Reviews for Dabeli (2)

Rama gupta3 years ago

pl provide recipe for dabeli masala

Madhulata Juneja3 years ago

so yummy it looks..i love street food!