Kutchi Dabeli is my favourite Street side food. I remember when I was in 12th grade there used be be this thela (stall ) outside our classes....which used to sell tasty kutchi dabeli. Ohh how we used to love it. I rarely use to go back home without having 1 dabeli I was so crazy about it. After marriage I was even more delighted when I got to know that my hubby was also crazy about dabeli. So, I thought i should try my hand and make this dish and ofcourse impress my hubby... uhhh uhmm I can say I did succeed....... Thanks to the lovely recipe that my friend Hetal forwarded to me. I have used the same recipe...but I did make some few changes according to our taste.
Thank you Hetal for sharing this lovely recipe with me. The dabeli without a typical dabeli masala. We dont get Dabeli masala here and I never tried making this dish mainly becoz of the same reason.when Hetal told me that she is gonna make dabeli without the masala....I was a bit skeptical about the recipe... thinking if it would taste just like the one we get back home. But I should agree that it turned out amazing. Just so yummy.! Thank u once again Hetu. I am gonna send this recipe to SWC-Gujrat hosted by Priyanka and to the MBP- Street food hosted by Monsoon Spice. Here goes the recipe. You can find the original recipe here in Hetals blog.
You need :
Buns / paav - 5
Potatoes - 4 boiled and mashed
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Roasted Spicy peanuts - 1/2 cup
Tamarind Chutney - 3 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander & jeera powder - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 2 tsp
Hing /Asafoetida - a pinch (optional)
Salt to taste
Sugar - 2 tsp
The Dabeli filling
To serve your Dabeli :
Spicy roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Pomegranate seeds - 2 tbsp (Frozen or Fresh)
Nylon sev - 1/2 cup
Tamarind chutney - 1 tbsp
Garlic chutney - 1/2 cup (see recipe below)
Onions - 1 cup finely chopped
Butter - 1 tbsp
Firstly boil, peel and mash the potatoes.
Next, prepare for the Garlic chutney, and the Instant Tamarind chutney.
For the Garlic chutney :
Garlic - 9-8 pods chopped
Dried red chiilies : 6-7 soaked for 10 minutes in some water
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Method : Put all the above ingredients in a blender and blend into a smooth paste using some water. You may use the water u used to soak ur chilli. Dont make ur chutney very watery.
For the tamarind chutney :
Tamarind Concentrate - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Method : Dissolve the concentrate in around 1 cup of water and mix well. Add sugar to it and heat on stove top or in microwave for around 6-7 minutes or until it becomes a bit thick. Your Instant tamarind chutney is ready.
So once ur chutneys are ready we are all set to make our lovely dabelis. In a pan take some butter and add asafoetida and chopped onions to it and saute well for 6-7 minutes.Add the turmeric powder, garam masala, Coriander-jeera powder, sugar, salt and red chilli powder and saute for 2 mins.Now , add the mashed potatoes, peanuts and mix well. Add the tamarind chutney and around 1/3 cup of water. let it cook on medium flame for around 10 mins and then remove from flame. Your dabeli filling is ready.
Now to serve it, butter the buns and roast them on a hot griddle/ tava. Apply some garlic chutney to the base piece of the bun. Now spread the dabeli filling on the base bun. Garnish with Spicy peanuts, chopped onions and some nylon sev. Cover it with the top piece of the bun and serve it garnishing with some more sev and some fresh chopped coriander.
Serve hot as an evening snack.... or even as a light lunch or dinner. Bet u cant stop with one...!
Some things about Hetal and her Lovely blog. Hetal is a very good friend of mine. I have the priviledge to know her personally. She is my hybby's friend's wife, yeah thats how we both got introduced hehe but then Now we r good friends ourselves. She is a great cook. I got to taste her amazing pav bhaji and we simply loved the way she prsented it. I am so happy she started her own blog now and is sharing all her lovely recipes with us. Keep it up Hetal ur a great cook and U really make my day with all the amazing comments u leave for me.... for each and every post of mine.... Check out her lovely blog do check out her lovely recipes and pics...:) ..
Hey and one more thing.... Hetal also passed me the award " you make my day" Thank u so much sweetheart....ur a darling and u really make my day... Thanks for all ur lovely words and appreciation.
Congratulations dear and thank u so much for always making my day!
Hetal once again thanx for the lovely Dabeli recipe and the Amazing award. You really made my day girl...:)