Dabeli

Dabeli is a famous snack of Northern part of India. Dabeli is basicallly a sandwich where filling is of potato mixture with different chutneys and peanuts. I really like Dabeli still have memories and taste of Dabeli which I used to have in Mumbai it was soo delicious..Oh boy I miss those days.

I prepared this Dabeli for my friends few of them never had Dabeli and they really liked it. It is good snack for a gatherings and when you have to feed many mouths.

Preparing this won’t take much time if you have everything ready like chutneys and the Dabeli masala, the main ingredient. Here i have prepared the masala you can even buy from market it is easily available in any Indian grocery store. Also here i have used homemade pao which I have made earlier and posted the recipe. You can even use burger buns.

Let me share the recipe with you all so you can make for your next party.

Ingredients:

For dabeli Masala:

  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
  • 4 Dried red chilies
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Cardamom seeds from 2 whole green cardamoms
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Dry ginger powder (sonth or saunth)
  • a pinch Turmeric powder

For Masala Peanuts:

  • ¾ cups Peanuts
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt (Kala namak)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Chaat masala

For Potato filling:

  • 2 large or 3 cups Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste

For Coriander-Garlic Chutney

  • 1 cup Cilantro or coriander leaves packed
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Green chilies
  • 4 Dried red chilies
  • Salt to taste

For dabeli recipe:

  • 1 cup Thin nylon sev
  • ½ cup Pomegranate arils (optional)
  • ¾ cup Onion chopped finely
  • 12 pao or burger buns

Instructions:

1. Making dabeli Masala

  • Grind all the masala ingredients into spice grinder and make fine powder.
  • Keep it aside for later use.

2. Making potato filling

  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add boiled and mashed potatoes, dabeli masala powder, salt and sugar.
  • Mix well and cook it till potato mixture get some heat and masala get cooked (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Divide potato mixture into 12 equal portions. Keep it aside.

3. Making Masala Peanuts

  • Heat the small skillet on medium heat. Dry roast the peanuts till it is light brown. Remove it in a plate and let it cool.
  • Remove the skin of peanuts and break into halves.
  • Heat the pan on medium heat with oil. Once oil is hot add peanuts with black salt, red chili powder and chaat masala. Mix well. Cook it for a minute.
  • Remove it to a plate and keep it aside for later use.

4. Make Coriander-Garlic Chutney

  • Pour ¼ cup of water in blender and add all chutney ingredients into the blender. Grind it into a smooth paste. Keep it aside for later use.
  • Also prepared the tamarind date chutney. (market bought)

5. Making dabeli recipe:

  • Toast the bun.
  • Then on inner side of one slice spread coriander garlic chutney and on other slice spread tamarind date chutney.
  • On the base slice spread potato mixture.
  • Top with masala peanuts, chopped onions, pomegranate seeds and thin sev.
  • Close it with top slice and serve.

 

 

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