Kutchi Dabeli Recipe..Indian style burger..Another favorite street food.

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In continuation with my love for Indian street food and Gujarati cuisine, I am making some Dabeli today. It is a delicious Indian street food that originated in Kutch, Gujarat. Spicy potato mixture is placed between Buns and topped with chutney, pomegranate seeds, peanuts and sev.

Dabeli is one of my favorite street food. I have such fond memories of my father treating me with this delicacy. When I moved out of India, I dearly missed eating all the street food, especially Dabeli. So I finally decided to try it at home, and I am so glad I did as its super easy if you have everything handy. Do give it a try and I am sure you will like it.

Lets make some delicious Dabeli…:P

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Ingredients:

For Dabeli masala – you can also use store bought – use 1.5 tbsp. or make your own as below

Whole Red chilly – 1

Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp

Corainder Seeds – 1 tsp

Cloves – 2

Black pepper – 4

Cinnamon Stick – 1/2 inch

For Potato stuffing:

Boiled and mashed potato – 1.5 cups

Oil – 1.5 tbsp.

Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp

Tamarind Chutney – 2 tbsp.

Salt to taste

Water – 1/2 cup

To Serve:

Buns or Pav – 4

Butter to toast the Pav – 2 tbsp

Roasted Peanuts – 1/4 cup

Sev – 1/4 cup

Pomegranate seeds – 1/4 cup

Chopped onions – 1 small

Sweet tamarind Chutney – 3 tbsp.

Red Chilly Garlic Chutney – 3 tbsp. (Can substitute this with mint & cilantro chutney)

Method:

  1. Lets start with making the Dabeli masala. Skip this step if you have the store bought masala readily available. Roast all the ingredients listed under Dabeli masala until fragrant and then grind to a fine powder. Use as in the recipe.
  2. To make the potato filling, heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add the potatoes, Dabeli masala, salt and tamarind chutney. Mix everything well.
  3. Now add 1/2 cup of water and let it come to a boil. Mix everything well and let it cook for a few minutes until the filling is like a thick paste.
  4. Slice the buns in half and toast them with butter till they are nice and crispy. I make my own buns using this amazing recipe at Shital’s Kitchen. Check it out here.
  5. To assemble, apply some tamarind chutney on one side of the bun and the garlic or mint chutney on the other bun.
  6. Take some potato filling and place it on one of the bun slices. Top it with some chopped onions, chopped cilantro leaves, peanuts, pomegranate seeds and sev. Close with the other Bun slice.
  7. Garnish with some more sev and chopped cilantro leaves. Enjoy

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So that is how I made one of my favorite street food and relished some good old days. See how I have served it on a newspaper, just like they do in India 😉

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Do give it a try and let me know if you like it.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂

36 Comments Add yours

  1. mypinchofyum says:

    I love dabelis. Actually I must say, I love any Indian street food- chaats. 🙂

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    1. Same here. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Just counting my days to India to relish our street foods..

    And this is irrestible

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    1. Thanks so much dear. Have fun in India.

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      1. Thank you Ritu.. 🙂

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  3. I love Dabeli; sweet, spicy, tangy….. Indian street food, indeed street food anywhere in the world, is the best. 🙂

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    1. I totally agree. Nothing beats street food. So yum

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  4. Yesterday only I though of making this and blogging.. Lol and today I see ur blog.. Looks yum!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I would look forward to your blog post.

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  5. You wont believe this..but in the evening I told my husband that I’m craving Daabeli and then I see your post! omg I have to make it this week!

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    1. Do give it a try and let me know if you like it. I know that sudden street food cravings. Haha. Thanks for stopping by.

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      1. Sure !! Yes sudden street food cravings literally make me go crazy..Hahhaa.

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  6. Love dabeli! And this is tempting me to have one ! On my to do list 🙂

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    1. Glad you liked it. Do let me know if you try it. Thanks dear

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  7. kushi says:

    I love this from the time I had it and this looks very tempting and delicious dear

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you liked it.

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  8. Wow looks fabulous. … am craving for it now…yummm

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation. Make some Dabeli 😄

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  9. So tempting:-) can u pass some for me

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    1. All yours dear. Glad you liked it.

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  10. postdot says:

    Reblogged this on PostDot.

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much. I am honored. 😄

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  11. dawnspitfire says:

    There’s a dish I’d love to make at home that I tried from a food truck. It is called papri chaat…not sure on spelling. Do you know it? And do you have a recipe?
    Thanks
    And i continue to enjoy your dishes/blog 😀

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    1. Sure I will share that recipe for you. So glad you are enjoying my dishes. Thanks for stopping by.

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      1. dawnspitfire says:

        Awesome! Whenever it’s convenient 😉

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  12. This is one of my favourite indian street foods 🙂 Lovely pictures!

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    1. Si glad you liked it. Thanks so much.

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  13. rajshrifood says:

    Omg, Dabeli makes me drool, just had my snacks though your dabeli makes me hungry again.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Much appreciated

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  14. Shilps says:

    Ritu, I tried your recipe today. It was yum. I made Dabeli for the 1st time. Thank you

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    1. Thanks so much for the feedback. I am so glad you liked it.

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