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August 14, 2015

Dabeli Recipe - Kacchi Dabeli - Gujarati Snack Recipes

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Dabeli recipe
Dabeli or Kutchi dabeli or Kacchi dabeli is  one of the most popular snack recipes of India, originating in the Kutch or Kachchh region of Gujarat. It is a spicy snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with dabeli masala powder, and putting the mixture between pav (burger bun) greased with chutneys made from tamarind, dates, garlic, red chillies, etc. It is garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts ( Source: Wikipedia).
Dabeli is also a very popular street food of Mumbai, Maharashtra. I had some burger buns lying in my pantry for long time. Actually I bought them to make Aloo tikki burger but I couldn’t do it. So I was looking for some recipes that uses burger buns to finish them off. I came across this most popular Street food Dabeli recipe in this blog. She had explained it so well including the making of dabeli masala powder recipe, Red chutney/lasun chutney (Garlic chutney) and potato masala with stepwise pictures. 
Luckily I had all the ingredients available in hand. I just followed her recipe to the T and made tamarind chutney alone on my own as it was missing in her post. I made it for our dinner yesterday & It was awesome. Though it’s a time consuming process, I was happy and satisfied that I tried a good chaat recipe after a long time. Lets see how to make this popular Kacchi dabeli recipe at home !
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Dabeli masala powder

Dabeli Recipe/Kacchi dabeli

Dabeli Recipe/Kacchi dabeli Dabeli/Kacchi dabeli recipe - Most popular Gujarati snack using burger buns. 
Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Chaat Recipes
Serves: 3
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 40 Minutes


  • Burger buns or Pav buns - 6 nos
For potato masala
  • Boiled potatoes - 2 nos ( big)
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • **Dabeli masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp ( to garnish)
Dabeli masala powder
  • Dhania/Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies - 4 nos
  • Cloves - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch
For peanut mix
  • Roasted peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing - a big pinch
  • Salt - as needed
For red chutney/Garlic chutney
  • Garlic - 15 cloves
  • Red chillies - 4 nos ( soak in water
  • Lemon juice - as needed
  • Water - little
  • Salt - as required
For Sweet chutney/Tamarind chutney
  • Tamarind - Big gooseberry size
  • Dates - 4 nos
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - little
To garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds - a handful
  • Sev/Omapodi - as needed
  • Soak the red chillies in little water for grinding red chutney. Soak tamarind and dates together in some water for sweet chutney. Wash and pressure cook the potatoes. In the mean time, dry roast all the ingredients given under “Dabeli masala powder”. Roast them until you get a nice aroma of dhania and other spices. Grind them to a powder & keep apart.
Dabeli masala powder
  • Roast the peanuts, remove the skin. Heat little oil and add the roasted peanuts. Add red chilli powder, hing and salt (I roasted my peanuts in microwave for 3 minutes in high power(800W) and proceeded in the kadai).
  • Chop onion and tomato. Heat oil in a kadai and add the onions.Saute until transparent. Then add tomatoes and saute until it becomes mushy. Add the dabeli masala powder, salt and turmeric powder. Saute them and lastly add the mashed potatoes. Mix well and add little water if you feel the mixture is too dry. Let it become a dough like thing. Sprinkle some lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves. Remove them in a plate. Add some grated coconut over the potato masala and sprinkle some pomegranate seeds & roasted peanut mix.
Dabeli recipe
Dabeli recipe
Dabeli recipe

  • Now make the red chutney by grinding garlic, soaked red chillies, salt & lemon juice. Grind it to a smooth paste adding little water. Remove in a bowl.
Garlic chutney
  • Grind the soaked dates, tamarind along with red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt to a smooth paste. Remove in a bowl.
Sweet chutney
  • Take a burger bun or pav bun and slit into two. Toast them in a tawa adding butter or oil. Apply garlic chutney on one side and sweet chutney on the other side. Spread the potato masala over the sweet chutney. Garnish with roasted peanuts, pomegranate seeds and sev. Close the bun and serve ! Enjoy !
Dabeli recipe
Dabeli recipe


  • Add more red chillies to garlic chutney if you want spicy ones.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder, dates & tamarind as per your taste. Add more dates if you want sweet taste.
  • Do not skip pomegranate seeds. It gives a crunchy taste while eating.

Try this popular street food at home and enjoy !


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Suja Manoj said...

Wow looks so yummy,perfect yummy snack

Chitra said...

Thank u Suja :)

Redwalrusllc said...

This look yummy and mouthwatering, Can you please mention quantities of each ingredients.

Chitra said...

Hi its mentioned in cups and spoon measures. Please check it.