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Dabeli Recipe, Kutchi Dabeli , Kachchhi Dabeli Recipe

Dabeli, Kutchi Dabeli , Kachchhi Dabeli Recipe 

Dabeli  is a snack food of India, originating in the Kutch region of Gujarat. Its is Also Mumbai street food or road side food.

Ingredients –

For the dabeli masala:

  • 1 dry red chili (sookhi lal mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds or coriander powder ( dhania powder)
  • ½ inch stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 to 3 cloves (lavang)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

For the red garlic chutney –

  • 1 to 2 red chilies – soaked in warm water for 30-40 minutes
  • ½ cup garlic (lahsun) – chopped
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste

For potato filling –

  • 3 medium sized potatoes – boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 small onion – finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon dabeli masala
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 2 tablespoon tamarind dates chutney
  • ¼ cup grated coconut
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon water (optional)
  • salt

For serving –

  • 4 to 5 buns or pav sliced and lightly roasted in some butter or oil
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts (bhuni moongphali)
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup nylon sev
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds garlic chutney as required
  • sweet tamarind dates chutney as required


Recipe method :-

For dabeli masala –

  •  dry roast the red chili, cumin, cloves, cinnamon and coriander seeds.
  • add all the ingredients in a grinder & grind to a fine powder, keep aside.

For Red garlic chutney –

  • in a grinder or blender, grind the soaked red chilies, garlic, lemon juice and salt to a smooth paste, add water if required. keep aside.

For potato stuffing:

  •  boil the potatoes, peel and mash them and keep aside.
  • In a pan or kadai, heat oil. add cumin.
    then add chopped onion and fry the onions.add asafoetida/hing and fry for a minute on a low flame.
  • Add the sweet tamarind dates chutney to the onions and mix it well.
  • Add the mashed potatoes and again mix well.
  • Add the dabeli masala to the mashed potatoes. mix well and add salt.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring the mixture.
  • If the mixture looks a little dry then add 1 or 2 tbsp of water.
  • When its done, spread  potato filling on a plate.
  • Sprinkle some grated coconut on the potato filling.
  • Add some chopped coriander on top.
  • Now add pomegranate seeds or grapes or both.
  • keep potato stuffing aside.

serving the dabeli:

  • Assemble all the ingredients mentioned under serving in one place.
  • Apply the sweet chutney on one slice of the bun and the red garlic chutney on the other side.
  • Take a slice of the potato filling and put it on top of one of the slices of bread.
  • Add some chopped onion and coriander leaves
  • Top it up with some roasted peanuts and pomegranate seeds (Anaardana).
  • Sprinkle some dabeli masala also. lastly top it with sev.
  • Cover with the other slice of bread.
  • Prepare the remaining dabeli pav in the same way and serve.

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