Thursday, September 20, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
"Dabeli"...a very famous street food, originating from Kutch, Gujarat means "pressed" in Gujarati language.
 Spicy potato mixture is stuffed in between 2 buns or 2 pav buns, some chopped onions and pomegranates are strewn on top, some red garlic chutney and sweet chutney smeared, and some masala peanuts topped, and grilled slightly on tava.
Home made Dabeli masala powder has been used here.





Ingredients

For the Dabeli masala

Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Cumin/jeera - 3/4 tsp
Fennel/saunf - 3/4 tsp
Clove - 2
Pepper - 3/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Star anise - 1 1/2
Bay leaves - 2
Dry kopra - 2 tbsps
Red chillies - 3-4
Sesame seeds - 3/4 tsp

After dry roasting, and little bit cooling, powder it nicely in a blender, then mix in

Black slat - 3/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tbsps
Oil - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 3/4 tsp

The dabeli masala powder



Buns - 20
Boiled potatoes - 8-9, mashed
Sweet chutney - 2 tbsps
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Pomegranate arils - 2 cups
Masala peanuts - 11/2 cups (store bought). If masala peanuts are not available, roasted and salted peanuts can be used.
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Fine sev , as needed (store bought)
Ghee as needed to toast the buns
Red garlic chutney and sweet chutney as needed to spread over the buns







To season

Oil - 3 tsps
Jeera/cumin - 1 tsp

Recipe cuisine: North Indian; Category: Chat/snack/starter
Prep time: 30 mts; Cooking time: 2 mts for each bun
Recipe source: Tarla dalal


Jeera seasoned in oil


Boiled, mashed  potatoes added and 2-3 tbsps of dabeli masala added


mixed well


Sweet chutney added


Switched off, and since my pan was a shallow one, I let it set flatly on the pan itself. Then spread the chopped onions over it


Then spread the pomegranate arils


then top the masala peanuts


Then the finely chopped coriander leaves


Spread red garlic chutney on one side of the bun and the sweet chutney on the other side


Tightly pack the stuffing on one side


Add some more pomegranates, masala peanuts and sev


Buns, filled, waiting to be closed by another half 



Toast both sides with desi ghee


Dab some more sev on the sides


Serve the tasty Dabelis!!



This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com

Notes
* Dabeli masala powder can be refrigerated and stored for months.
* Spicy red chutney and sweet chutney can also be stored in the fridge.














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