Thursday, November 13, 2008


Dabeli or Kutchi Dabeli is a Gujrati food but commonly found on the streets of Mumbai. I can say it is a quite popular street food in Mumbai. It looks similar to a burger and has a potato filling inside the bun.


For Masala:
Potatoes - 3 boiled, peeled and mashed
Garlic(Lasun) Chutney - a small ball of 2 cm diameter
Imli - size of a table tennis ball
Jaggery - 2-3 tbsp
Dabeli masala/Garam masala - 1 tsp

For garnish:
Onion - 1 small chopped
Coriander leaves
Grapes preferably black
Peanuts - a handful
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Powdered sugar

Burger buns - 6

Soak imli and jaggery in half a cup of warm water for 20 mins. Blend it to a paste. Alternatively you can use any imli and gur chutney of your choice.
Heat oil in a pan and add lasun chutney. When it starts sizzling add dabeli masala. Fry for few seconds and then add imli and jaggery paste. Then add mashed potatoes and salt. Mix all well and check the taste. It should be sweet as well as spicy. (Add sugar or chilli powder accordingly.)
In another pan heat some more oil and deep fry the peanuts until crisp. Remove and add chilli powder, salt and sugar to the peanuts and mix.
Spread the potato mixture on a plate and garnish with the masala peanuts, anardaana, grapes, coriander leaves and sev.

For making a dabeli, slit a burger bun. Spread the above mixture and add few chopped onions. Fry it on a hot tava applying oil or ghee on both sides. Serve hot.

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