Kutchi Dabeli Recipe | Dabeli Masala | EzCookbook

Dabeli is a another version of Vada Pav  or Burger. It is made with specially prepared spiced potato stuffing filled in a bun along with chat essentials i.e sweet-tangy chutney, hot red chutney and sprinklers like sev, onion, peanuts and pomegranate. It is originated from a Gujarati Region Kutch and very popular as a street snack hence named and famous as a Kutchi / Kachhi Dabeli. Now it has taken same popularity in Mumbai street food as much as Vada Pav. Here goes the EzRecipe to Make Kutchi Dabeli.

Preparation Time : 20 minutes

Cooking Time : 20 minutes

YIELD :6 Dabeli


Dabeli Masala - Its readily available in market but homemade is always best
Dry Red Chili - 2 nos
Kashmiri Red Chili - 2 nos
Corainder seeds - 1 tsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
clove - 3/4 nos
cinnamon - 1/2" stick

Stuffing :
Boiled and mashed potato - 4 nos big
Dabeli masala - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Dates-Tamarind Chutney - 1 tbsp 
Finely chopped coriander - 1 tbsp 
Coconut powder - 1 tbsp
Pomegranate - 1 tbsp

To Assemble :
Pav/Bun - 6 nos.
Butter - 2  tbsp
Red Chili Garlic Chutney - 2 tbsp (Mix 1 tbsp of All Purpose Garlic Chutney with salt and 1/4 cup of water)
Dates - Tamarind Chutney - 1 tbsp
Finely Chopped Onion - 1 no. big
Pomegranate - 3 tbsp
Masala Peanuts - 3 tbsp
Finely chopped Coriander - 1 tbsp
Nylon sev (gram flour vermicelli) - 3 tbsp


  1. Dabeli  Masala:
  2. Roast all the ingredients in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  3. Allow it to cool down and grind it into a fine powder. Store it and use it as required.
  4. Stuffing:
  5. In a bowl  mix dabeli masala and date-tamarind chutney with 1-2 tbsp water. mix well. 
  6. Heat butter in a pan and add above mixture in it. stir in for a while and add mashed potato along with salt.
  7. Mix well and cook for 3-5 minutes, test taste and add some more dabeli masala if required.
  8. Transfer the stuffing in a plate and allow it to cool down. Sprinkle coconut powder, coriander and pomegranate. Roadside vendors keep stuffing decorated like that which tempt anyone to order Dabeli. But I prefer to mix altogether which ease to assemble dabeli.
  9. Procedure to assemble : 
  10. Slit a bun horizontally without cutting through. Apply butter inside and toast it only from inside. As after stuffing it needs to be toasted outside as final step.
  11. Spread hot garlic chutney and dates tamarind chutney on the bottom side of bun.
  12. Spread a one or two tbsp of layer of stuffing inside. Sprinkle onion, pomogranate, sev, masala peanuts and coriander on it.
  13. Close and press the pav/bun carefully to cover all stuffing inside properly and place it on tava to toast it.
  14. Delicious chatpati Dabeli is ready to serve . Serve hot. 

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