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Friday, May 30, 2008

Kutcchi Dabeli and an Award!!

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

Method :

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.

I would like to pass this award to my fellow bloggers. You guys have always made my day with all ur lovely and encouraging words... Thanx for all the lovely words from all of u.... Keep it coming it really makes me do more and more. Anyways as I have to forward this to few... I would like to pass it on to....


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...:)


Hetal said...

That's a very very sweet surprise for me dear..
Dabeli looks yummy.....I want to eat one right now :D
Oh..one more surprise,thanks for appreciating me with this award and also for all the support u have given me..

Uma said...

Wow, dabeli looks scrumptious, Shubha! Lovely entry.

Congrats on the well deserved award and thank you for thinking about me! I am so happy!

Dori said...

Your description of this makes me want to try it, It's sounding so good!

Cham said...

The dabeli looks deliciouuus Dear. Congrats on ur award.You make my day too :) Thank u so much to pass it and i wish u more !

delhibelle said...

Dabeli looks scrumptious !!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

An interesting variation to Dabeli, looks good.
Thank you for dropping by my blog.

Swati Raman Garg said...

hmmm.. finally i come to the post i came loking for ... thanks for this award.. if u wud not have given me this i wud have missed so much on ur page... and sorry once again,
u know when i was in bombay .. first time i had dabeli was outside crossroads, and i got hooked to it, bhaiya thoda aur pyaaz, and haan thoda aur moongfali ... i forgot use kya bolte the bombay me.. yaad dilana plz.. and later it became an addiction almost every evening a dabeli ... thanks for refreshing some more memories...

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i am book marking this ..... just the look of it has made me drool ...

Sum Raj said...

congrates on award..and the presentation is very good........

Srivalli said...

another dabeli...very nice..just yesterday i saw asha..now this..everything looks fab..am sure I will love the taste...got to try this out...and congrats on the award!

Uma said...

I am sure I posted a comment yesterday! Where did it go? Anyways, congrats on the well deserved award, Shubha! Thank you for passing it to me.

Dabeli looks so delicious.

Something is waiting for you. Check my blog!

Sia said...

thats one delicious entry girl. thank you. i too am a big fan of dabeli and its been ages since i had it.

Anonymous said...

Western & Desi mix, should be good - great creativity.


TNL said...

a very nice recipe indeed! this is so perfect for weekends!

cheers, trupti
the spice who loved me

Madhavi said...

WOW Dabeli, yummy yummyy entry Subha, perfect entry for street food event!!!

Beyond Curries said...

The Dabeli looks very tasty. Do you have any option to download it, so I can just eat it.

zlamushka said...

Hi Shubha, thanks for comming over. This month we are cooking from Nupur of One Hot Stove, hope you can participate. Your husband is a lucky man to have you cooking like this :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Shubha, I tried this recipe today and it was just great...i couldnt have enough of it, no matter how many i ate!!!
Thanks for this recipe..:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear.........

Tune Dabeli dikhake dil khush kar diya yaar...........


Aparna R said...

Hi.. I have never given street food to my 9 yr old son. But I am making this for his tiffin. Nice one