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Kutchi dabeli recipe (How to make dabeli)

This is the popular street food from Kutch, Gujarat.
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 dabeli
Calories 220kcal
Author Kanan


For dabeli Masala

  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
  • 4 Dried red chilies (seeds and stems removed)
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Cardamom seeds from 2 whole green cardamoms
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Dry ginger powder (sonth or saunth)
  • a pinch Turmeric powder

For masala Peanuts

  • ¾ cups Peanuts
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt (Kala namak)
  • a pinch of Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)
  • ½ teaspoon Chaat masala

For potato filling

For Cilantro - Garlic chutney

  • 1 cup Cilantro or coriander leaves packed
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Green chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

Toppings for dabeli recipe:

  • 1 cup Thin nylon sev
  • ½ cup Pomegranate arils
  • ¾ cup Onion chopped finely
  • 12 Ladi pav ** or use hamburger buns



  • To make dabeli masala, grind all the masala ingredients into spice grinder and make fine powder.
  • To make green chutney, take all the chutney ingredients + 1/4 cup of water and grind into the smooth paste.
  • Also, prepare the tamarind date chutney.
  • To make masala peanuts, heat the small skillet on medium heat. Dry roast the peanuts till it is light brown. Remove it in a plate and let it cool.
  • Remove the skin of peanuts and break into halves.
  • Heat the pan on medium heat with oil. Once oil is hot add peanuts with all the spices listed for masala peanuts. Mix well. Cook it for 2-3 minutes. Remove it to a plate.

Making potato masala:

  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add boiled and mashed potatoes, dabeli masala powder, salt and tamarind date chutney.
  • Mix well and cook it till potato mixture get some heat and masala get cooked (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Divide potato mixture into 12 equal portions. Keep it aside.

Making dabeli recipe:

  • Toast the bun.
  • Then on inner side of one slice spread coriander garlic chutney and on other slice spread tamarind date chutney.
  • On the base slice spread potato mixture.
  • Top with masala peanuts, chopped onions, pomegranate seeds and thin sev.
  • Close it with top slice and serve.


Serving: 1dabeli | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.2g | Protein: 7.2g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 4.2g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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