Dabeli (Kutchhi dabeli)

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Dabeli (Kutchhi dabeli)


Dabeli or Kutchhi dabeli is a street food originating in the Kutch region of Gujarat. It is a spicy snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with dabeli masala, and putting the mixture between pav and served with chutneys made from tamarind, date, garlic, red chilies, etc. and garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1 1/2 tbsp for the stuffing:dabeli masala

  • 1 tsp chaat masala

  • 4 tbsp imli chutney

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 1 tsp aamchur powder

  • 1 1/4 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes

  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste

  • 2 tbsp for the assembling :finely chopped coriander leaves

  • 2 tbsp grated coconut

  • 2 tbsp fresh pomegranate

  • 4 nos dabeli/burger pavs

  • 4 tsp lehsun ki chutney

  • 2 tbsp meethi chutney

  • 4 nos finely chopped onions

  • 4 tsp masala peanuts

  • 4 tsp sev

  • 2 tbsp butter for cooking

  • 2 tbsp roasted chana daal


  • Combine the chaat masala, dabeli masala, imli ki meethi chutney and a little water in a bowl and mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add dabeli masala mix, well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  • Add the mashed potatoes, salt, aamchur powder and a little water.
  • Mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  • Let it cool. Sprinkle chopped coriander, coconut and pomegranate.Keep aside.
  • Take a pav and slit it (keeping them joined at the remaining 2 ends).
  • Apply 1 tsp of lehsun ki chutney and 1/2 tbsp of meethi chutney evenly on the inner sides of the pav.
  • Stuff with 2 tbsp of the stuffing and top with 1 tsp of onions, 1 tsp of masala peanuts and 1 tsp of sev, pomegranate and chana dal.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more dabelis.
  • Just before serving, cook each dabeli on a hot tava (griddle) for a minute using a little butter.
  • Do the plating and garnish with chopped coriander, pomegranate kernels and masala peanuts.