This is traditionally sold on the streets of gujarati towns. It is another version of vada pav made with a sweet and spicy potato mixture which is filled into a small burger bun and then topped with onion, pomegranate, fresh garlic chutney and sev. Instead of pomegranate, you can use black or green grapes cut into small pieces.


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Dabeli recipe - How to make Dabeli

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     15Makes 15 servings
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For The Dabeli Masala
1 red chilli
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
12 mm (1/2") stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

For The Filling
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp dabeli masala , recipe above
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
15 burger buns
butter or for cooking

To Serve
1 onion , chopped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 cup chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 cup sev
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate (anar)
2 tsp fresh garlic chutney
6 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney

For the dabeli masala

    For the dabeli masala
  1. Roast all the ingredients in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Grind to a fine powder in a blender. Use as required.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida, dabeli masala, potato, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well.
  2. Remove from the fire, add the 2 tablespoons of khajur imli ki chutney and mix well. Divide into 15 portions. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Slice the burger buns into halves horizontally and cook the buns in a pan using a little butter.
  2. Place a portion of the filling on the lower half of each bun.
  3. Top with the chopped onion, peanuts, coriander, sev, pomegranate , fresh garlic chutney and khajur imli ki chutney.
  4. Sandwich it with the top halves of the burger buns.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy219 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates31.6 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat8.3 g
Cholesterol7.5 mg
Sodium60.6 mg
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 on 13 Sep 20 09:35 AM

Tarla Dalal
28 Sep 20 12:31 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
 on 31 May 15 10:37 AM

Love this recipe. we all liked it. easy to make and good to eat.
 on 31 May 15 10:36 AM

Love this recipe.
 on 02 Jun 12 03:22 PM

A very tasty recipe, fruit & nut included!!
 on 21 Mar 09 01:35 PM