Dabeli Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for Dabeli Masala:
1 red chilli
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds or Catch coriander powder
12mm (1/2″) stick cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

Ingredients for the filling:
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
3 onions- finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp dabeli masala
2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
15 burger buns
Butter for cooking

To Serve
1 onion finely 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

INSTRUCTIONS

Preparing 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.

Preparing 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 stuff the filling

  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.

Helpful tips:

  1. Instead of garlic chutney, you can use coriander mint chutney
  2. You can even substitute dabeli masala with pav bhaji masala.
  3. To add more spice, you can add masala peanuts instead of plain ones.

Other than the dabeli recipe, there are some other Indian snack recipes that you can try, like:

  1. Aloo Bonda
  2. Khandavi
  3. Khasta Kachori
  4. Kanchipuram Idli

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