Sunday, 28 April 2013

Kacchi Dabeli

Street food has always a place in everyone's heart. Every part of the world have their favourites. In India Chaats are quite popular. Though it started in Maharastra, it has spread all over the country and every place has their variation of the Chaat. I thought I have tasted all the important ones when I had eaten Bhel Puri, Pani Puri and Pav Bhaji. How wrong was I? When I ate Misal Pav for the first time, I knew this was it. Nothing can be as good as Misal Pav. I still stand by that.

But this Dabeli bowled over all of us. What an amazing combination of flavours. I had never eaten Dabeli and when I saw the Recipe here, I knew I had to try it. Please do yourself a favour and make this. You will thank me for it.


For Assembly

Pav Bread
Garlic Chutney - recipe below and here
Tamarind Date Chutney - recipe here
Potato Masala - recipe below
Spicy Peanuts - recipe below
Sev - recipe here
Pomegranate 1
Onions 1
Coriander leaves

Potato Stuffing


Potato 5
Onion 1
Tomato 1

Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves a little

Dabeli Masala -

Coriander Seeds 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp
Cinnamon 2 inch piece
Clove 2
Dry Red Chilli 4

Method of Preparation

1. Boil and peal potatoes. Mash/Grate the boiled potatoes.

2. In a pan, dry roast the ingredients for Dabeli Masala - the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, clove and dry red chilli. Cool and powder.

3. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions. Saute till it is browned.

4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and turmeric. Saute till tomatoes are cooked well.

5. Add dabeli masala, mashed potato and salt. Mix everything well and switch off.

Spicy Peanut


Peanuts 1/2 cup
Red Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Hing a litte
Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the peanuts. Roast till it is slightly browned.

2. Add red chilli powder, hing and salt. Mix well. Keep ready.

Garlic Chutney (hare lasun ki chutney)


Garlic 8 pods
Red Chilli 5
Lemon Juice 2 tbsp
Salt and little water

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the red chillies in water.

2. Add soaked red chillies, raw pealed garlic, lemon juice, salt and water as required to the mixie.

3. Grind into a smooth paste. Keep ready.

Final Assembly

1. Take a flat plate with rims. Add potato stuffing on the plate.

2. Top it with spicy peanuts, sev, raw onions, pomegranate and coriander leaves.

3. In a pan, add a little butter and pav breads and toast it.

4. Apply tamarind chutney on on side and garlic chutney on the other side.

5. Cut a slice of the potato masala to it. Add some more spicy peanuts, sev, raw onions, pomegranate and coriander leaves if needed.

6. Close with the other side of the pav bread.



  1. was looking into your blog as usual for some sunday tiffin, and this post came in just in time... Will try and let you know, Rosh. Looks very inviting, am a major fan of Chaat.

  2. Looks tempting and inviting.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..

  3. Dont kill me like this, who can resist to this fabulous dabeli..

  4. have you taken it upon yourself to induce me to have such foods that are highly addictive to both the body and the weight machine?? Rosh,i love that toppings

  5. Never had dabeli...Looks very tempting...should try