Dabeli Braids | How to make Dabeli Braids

By Vibha Bhutada  |  22nd Feb 2016  |  
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About Dabeli Braids Recipe

Dabeli is a very popular street food from Gujarat and now easily found in Maharashtra specially in Mumbai and Pune. For my love of Dabeli, I reinvented it with a new fresher look. I have given a twist by wrapping dabeli mixture in cotton soft biscuit dough making it crispy, cheesy and delicious. Making a braid means cutting fringes on the side of the dough rectangle/oval, and folding in. Dabeli..in it's original form is lovely enough, but new fresh looks give it a interesting texture, taste and of course 'modernize' it!

Dabeli Braids is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Vibha Bhutada teaches how to make Dabeli Braids step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Dabeli Braids in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 7 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Dabeli Braids at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Dabeli Braids takes 30 minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Dabeli Braids is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Dabeli Braids is a good option for you. The flavour of Dabeli Braids is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Dabeli Braids and impress your family and friends.

Dabeli Braids

Ingredients to make Dabeli Braids

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 3 tbsp tamarind dates chutney
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 3 tsp dabeli masala
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium sized potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • cilantro - finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water - optional
  • Melted butter, for brushing
  • 1 cup processed cheese, grated
  • onion - finely chopped
  • Nylon sev
  • Roasted peanuts
  • potato filling
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1/2 inch stick of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 red chili
  • 3/4 cup (12 tbsp) cold, well-shaken buttermilk
  • 6 tbsp cold salted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour; more as needed
  • 5 - 6 red chilies - soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 cup garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

How to make Dabeli Braids

  1. In a large, wide bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and baking soda. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles pea-size lumps. Stir in the buttermilk Do not over mix. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and gently knead 6 to 8 times. Wrap it in cling film.
  2. Making Dabeli Masala: Dry roast all spices on low heat till fragrant. Add into blender and grind them coarsely. Keep aside.
  3. Making Chili Garlic Chutney: Soak red chilies in water for half an hour. Add into blender along with garlic, lemon juice and salt. Grind them to a smooth paste by adding little water.
  4. Making Potato Filling: Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker till 4 - 5 whistles. Peel and mash them. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Add chopped onion and asafoetida. Saute till translucent.
  5. Add the sweet tamarind - dates chutney to the onions and mix well. Add the mashed potatoes, dabeli masala powder. Mix well and add salt. Reduce the heat and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Add coconut, chopped onion, pomegranate seeds and chopped cilantro.
  6. Assembling the Braids: Roll out the biscuit dough on little flour into oval shape / rectangular shape with a rolling pin dusted with flour. Think of the oval / rectangle dough shape as three long lengths. The middle part is the spine. Leave the spine untouched. With a knife, cut fringes 2 cm wide slightly angled pointing downwards on each part.
  7. Add red garlic chutney and tamarind chutney in the center. Top with roasted peanuts, pomegranate seeds, chopped onion, grated cheese, nylon sev, and cilantro.
  8. Bake at 180 Degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes or grill on a baking sheet for 10-12 minutes until brown in color.

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Maneesha Jain2 years ago

how to make dabeli masala at home

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