Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

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Dabeli, a spicy potato mixture combined with onions, garlic chutney, meetha chutney, spiced masala peanuts and fruits like pomegranates and grapes… how can the equation go wrong! serve plain or smeared with butter and grilled on a tava! since dabeli masala is easily available in provision stores, you can easily recreate the roadside experience

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 dabeli
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For The Stuffing
1 1/2 tbsp dabeli masala , readily available
2 tbsp meethi chutney
1 tbsp oil
1 1/4 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 tbsp fresh pomegranate (anar)

Other Ingredients
4 dabeli pavs
4 tsp lehsun ki chutney
2 tbsp meethi chutney
4 tsp finely chopped onions
4 tsp masala peanuts , readily available
4 tsp nylon sev
2 tbsp butter for cooking

For The Garnish
2 tbsp nylon sev
For the stuffing

  1. Combine the dabeli masala, meethi chutney and a little water (approx. 1 tbsp) in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the prepared dabeli masala mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the mashed potatoes, salt and a little water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from the flame, transfer it to a plate and press well with the back of a spoon.
  5. Sprinkle the coriander, coconut and pomegranate on top. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Take a pav and slit it on two sides at right angle (keeping them joined at the remaining 2 ends).
  2. Apply 1 tsp of geeli lehsun ki chutney and 1/2 tbsp of meethi chutney evenly on the inner sides of the pav.
  3. Stuff with 2 tbsp of the stuffing and top with 1 tsp of onions, 1 tsp of masala peanuts and 1 tsp of sev.
  4. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more dabelis.
  5. Just before serving, cook each dabeli on a hot tava (griddle) for a minute using a little butter.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with sev.

RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 03 May 17 04:56 PM

Hello Mam,we r from Hyderabad ,we have tried many of the recipes here and they all came out very good,wanted to try dabeli too but we r not getting the masala here,so can u plz post the recipe of masala too,it would be very kind of you.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vijay, We are very sorry but we do not have the recipe for dabeli masala.
04 May 17 08:36 AM
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 01 Apr 17 03:47 PM

I am a professional... Lovely recipe... prepare potato mix for 2-3 days... enjoying dabeli in branch time... Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Narendra, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
03 Apr 17 08:44 AM
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 11 Sep 16 01:38 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ritu , we are delighted you loved the Dabeli recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
12 Sep 16 09:48 AM
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 15 Aug 16 11:15 AM

I liked this recipe very much....I have tried it....my son n my husband got very happy n enjoyed dabeli
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Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the recipe Toral. Keep trying more recipe and keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
16 Aug 16 12:04 PM
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 21 Jan 16 09:08 PM

Very yummy ..
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Shruti. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
22 Jan 16 11:18 AM
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 09 May 15 08:12 PM

it is very tasty
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 22 Nov 13 10:07 AM

This is just perfect .. I made this as a Sunday brunch n everyone loved it .. Perfect spice n typical taste
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 01 Feb 13 09:19 AM

Perfect Mumbai Roadside Recipe.....its very easy and tasty...Good Combination of Gujarti Snack and Mumbai Style of cooking it...loved it!!