Dabeli masala

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                          Ready to serve Dabeli masala

Makes : 12-15

Time taken:1 hour

Dabeli masala is a great street food of india.  It originated from the Kutch region.  Mandvi,  the Paris of Kachch-Gujrath , is famous for its Dabeli masala.  The visit to Mandvi is incomplete without the tasting of Dabeli.

I tasted this in Bombay and then tried it out a couple of times at my son’s house and all relished at home.  I thought of sharing it with my fellow bloggers and here goes my version of the recipe….

What you need to have for the filling:

1. Cooked & mashed potatoes – 3 Cups

2. Chopped onions – 2 Cups

3. Chopped tomatoes – 1 cup

4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Teaspoon

5. Dabeli masala powder – 2 Teaspoon

6. Chopped Cilantro – 2 Tablespoon(for garnishing)

7. alaemon juice – 1/2 Teaspoon

8. Salt – To taste

9. Cooking oil – 2 TeaspoonsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                       Chopped PotatoesKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                               Ingredients of Seasoning & garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peal and chop potato into bite size pieces and cook it in the cooker without adding water to the veggie.  On cooling smash it and keep it aside.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                     Cooked and smashed potatoes

2. Place a skillet with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  On heating, add chopped onions and a little salt to it and fry till transparent.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                     Chopped onions being fried 

3. When done, add chopped tomatoes to it and fry till mushy adding turmeric powder to it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                Chopped tomatoes being added to be fried

4. When done add dabeli masala to it and give a strong stir on lowering the flame and also a little salt to it and keep the mixture stiring till oil seperates from it.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                          Dabeli masala being added to the fried onion and tomato mix

5. When done, add cooked and mashed potatoes from step-1 to it ans mix well and keep stiring, finally add chopped cilantro and lemon juice.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                           Cooked & mashed potatoes being addedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                          Cilantro being added along with lemon juice

6. Transfer it to a bowl and garnish with cilantro, onions, spicy peanuts  and grated coconut.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                          Alu masala being garnihed with chopped onions and cilantro

In the mean time we make the spicy peanuts ready .

Ingredients of Spicy peanuts:

1. Pealed & roasted peanuts – 1/2 Cup

2. Chili powder – 1/2 Teaspoon (depending upon the spiciness)

3. Asafoetida powder – 1/4 Teaspoon

4. Salt – As needed

5. Cooking oil – 1/2-1 TeaspoonKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                 Ingredients of spicy peanuts

1. Place a spatula with a little oil in it.  When heated add peanuts , chili powder, asafoetida powder  and salt.  Give a stir to it and since it is roasted it is done immediately.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                       spicy peanuts being roasted

We  need chili-garlic chutney as well to apply to the pav-bread slice.  The recipe is here.

Ingredients of Chili-Garlic chutney:

1. Garlic cloves – 6-8

2. Red chili ( bydgi chili – 4-5)

3. Lemon juice – 2 Tablespoons

4. Salt – as neededKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                  Ingredients of chili-garlic chutney

1. Grind all the above ingredients in the mixer adding water in steps to a fine consistency.  Store it in the refrigerator and stays afresh for more than a month.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                 Chili-garlic chutney

How to proceed to arrange and serve: 

1. All you need is 15 Burger buns.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                            Burger Buns

2. Slice each bun and fry with a little butter on both the sides on a thick roti skillet.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                Bun being sliced and fried with butter

3. Flip and fry the other side and repeat the same process with the remaining buns.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                          Bun being flipped and fried on the reverse

4. All the other ingredients needed is  starting clockwise from spicy peanuts, green chutney, chili-garlic chutney, sweet chutney, chopped onion and cilantro, sev, pomagranate seeds(not there)  and finally alu masala in the centre is arranged here with.  One can find both green and sweet chutney recipes in my  “Ragda patties” recipe on this blog . KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                       stuffing needed to serve dabeli

5. Open fried slices and apply green chutney on one side and the other two chutney on the other side of the burger  or how ever needed.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                               Variety of Chutney being applied to both the slices

6. Spread alu masala on the lower portion of the bun.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                               Alu masala being applied on one side of the burger slice

7. Also spread sev and spicy peanuts on it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                   Spicy peanuts & sev being spread on the alu masala

8. spread chopped onions and cilantro on it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                             Chopped onions and cilantro being spread on the slice

9. Sandwitch it with the top half of the burger buns and spread some sev and pomegranate seeds as well and serve.  Yummmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                  Ready to serve Dabeli  with all garnishing and filling

Makes :12-15 of the above size

Time taken:1 hour

Good to remember:   1. Potato should be cooked without adding water.

2. Potato filling should be mashed well so that it is easy to spread over.

3. Both the green chutney and sweet chutney recipe is on this blog in the recipe “Ragda patties”..

4. I have not added fresh grated coconut since i just wanted to avoid but of course is must.

5. One can even make use of ready made sweet and green chutney if available.


2 thoughts on “Dabeli masala

    Aruna Panangipally said:
    November 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Isn’t dabeli one of the bestest snacks?

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Hi Aruna,

      You r 100% right!!!!!

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