Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kutchi Dabeli

We had a picnic and Arti, my neighbor and friend, introduced me to this food. I was so much interested in the dish that I asked her about it then itself. I tried it twice at home and its a super hit here.... :)

Kachcchhi Dabeli is a snack originated in Kutch,  Gujarat.  Dabeli means pressed and kachcchhi or kutchi just as it was originated in Kutch. Here potato with dabeli masala is pressed along with chutneys between ladi- pav (From Wiki)

Here is the recipe:





Potatoes-2 big(boiled & mashed)
Dabeli Masala-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro-(finely chopped)
Oil-2 tbsp
Raisins-2 tsp
Pomgranate seeds/Grapes-2 tbsp
Masala peanuts- 1/4 cup
Onion-1 small(chopped)
Pav Buns/dinner rolls-4 no
Butter
Green Chutney
Dates-tamarind chutney/Sweet Chutney



Green Chutney:
Cilantro-1/2 cup
Mint-1/4 cup
Green chillies-2 to 3
Cumin powder-a pinch(roasted)
salt for taste
Grind all the ingredients with 2 tbsp of water to form a smooth paste. Serve with chaat.

Dates chutney/Sweet chutney:
Dates-1/2 cup(pitted)
Tamarind-1/4 cup(I used pulp)
Jaggery-1/4 cup
Salt to taste.
Cumin powder-a pinch(roasted)

Soak jaggery in little warm water to form liquid, strain and keep aside.
Soak dates in warm water for some time to soften.Remove & grind all the ingredients together.
** If using tamarind, remove the seeds & soak that  in warm water & grind.


Masala Peanuts:
Peanuts-1/2 cup
Oil to drizzle
Chili powder-1/4 tsp or less
Salt to taste

Heat  a wok, toast the peanuts. Drizzle oil on top and sprinkle chili powder and salt.Remove from heat after a few minutes.
**Before using masala peanuts you can remove the skin. You can even remove the skin first and then make masala peanuts out of it.


Method Of Preparation:
1. Heat oil in a pan ,fry the raisins and add the mashed potato, salt and dabeli masala.Add about 2 to 3 tbsp of water and mix well.Heat it till the spices get mixed and water evaporates.Turn off the heat.
2. Shift it to a plate,flatten it and garnish with  cilantro.Spread the masala peanuts, onion, pom seeds/grapes.Press it slightly on top of the poatato masala.
3. Heat a pan and add little butter to it.once hot  toast the slit buns on both sides.
4. Apply green chutney on one half and tamarind chutney on other half. Then stuff the dabeli masala and garnish with sev(I dint use it) if desired and serve hot.




Notes:
1. Adding Raisins is optional.
2. Once dabeli masala is added, before turning the heat off just check if the masala is sufficient, else add little more.
3. The chutney ratios depends on ur taste.Add ingredients accordingly.According to my ratio the coriander chutney had mild flavor of mint and sweet chutney was bit sweet and bit tangy.

47 comments:

  1. wow...u bring back memories..gr8 clicks

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  2. this looks wonderful delicious flavours

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  3. Sounds interesting and tempting.. thanks for the recipe dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. That dish looks so nice and what an easy way to make tiffins :)

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  5. so flavorfull and love the texture in every bite

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  6. Though I have heard of Dabeli..but never knew how to make it...Thanks for sharing the recipe..looks very yum

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  7. Hi nice and interesting recipe!what is dabeli masala?

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  8. Hi Reshmi,Luvly recipe.Pav with potato subji and chutney Kutchi Dabeli luks yummliciously fine.

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  9. Hi Reshmi,Luvly recipe.Pav with potato subji and chutney Kutchi Dabeli luks yummliciously fine.

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  10. kandittu thanne kothiyavunnu...

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  11. Kutchi dabeli looks super irresistible and comforting..

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  12. Something just like a veggie burger, love the combination of flavours in it.

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  13. This sounds interesting. Looks like burger. Happy to know one of unknow indian dish.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  14. This looks so yummy n mouthwatering.
    Tempting clicks as well.

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  15. Very tempting dabeli recipe.. Sure to try it out, I heard a lot about this recipe long back..very filling n yummy snack!!

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  16. Wow thats a nice recipe , please post dhabeli masala recipe too

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  17. The dabeli looks really yum..I love the filling.

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  18. This is one of my favorite snack...looks delicious

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  19. mmmm.... Only heard about this, but never tasted this before. Looks very tasty and delicious. Yummy yumm. You rock dear.

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  20. sounds great n delicious, bookmarked dear..

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  21. hi reshmi, i read your very interesting recipes, bookmarked with thanks. am still very keen to try out, especially the green chutney. they look so yummy

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  22. Lovely recipe with beautiful presentation ...

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  23. New to me but the way you've presented make me want to try this recipe. Yummy!

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  24. this recipe is new to me..sounds and looks very nice..perfect for kids and to pack

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  25. this is such an interesting & unique recipe. love the ingredients you;ve used reshmi ! ive never had dabeli but heard about it :) way to go ! happy cooking :D

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  26. my favorite snack,done perfectly and looks delicious and tempting.

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  27. Nice presentation! I never even heard of this before. Will surely try this.

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  28. Ghosh...This looks sooo..good!!! I just wanna grab that bun!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  29. Dabeli looks delicious. love to try them.

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  30. Dabeli looks delicious. love to try them.

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  31. Reshmi,this is an entirely new dish to me.Thanks dear for introducing this tempting dish.

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  32. This post brought back so many memories from the days when I was in school and we would go to Laxmi road,Pune with mom to shop and surprisingly I was always more interested in getting a dabeli for myself from the street vendors who would carry these huge cane baskets and a tall cane woven stand on which they would rest these baskets & prepare a dabeli for you. I came very close to replicating that taste when I happened to find the dabeli masala in one of the Indian stores. You have done a fabulous job with these dabelis,loved the idea of grapes and the presentation is WOW!!!

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  33. Awesome and yummy anytime snack in our home..love dabeli..Beautifully shown..

    Cheers
    Muskaan

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  34. wow that looks delicious - have never heard of dabeli before! now I learned something new :)

    Cheers, priya

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  35. This is new n sounds interesting n yummy...great recipe n thanx for sharing with us..,wonderful clicks dear !!!

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  36. Hey,I have an award waiting for you at my space..please collect it dear:-)

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  37. First time here..Lovely Recipes..Kutchi Dabeli is sure tasty..
    Drop in to my space when you get time,Reshmi

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  38. wow..loved the presentation...looking very yummy!!

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  39. would to like to share it with me? :)

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