Saturday, November 1, 2008


Hi friends....I am back after a long break.In my absence i received some beautiful awards from my blogger friends and i really want to thank them for that.I really appreciate your kindness.I will display them on my sidebar soon.

My parents were visiting me.They were here for about 1 1/2 months.I had a lovely time with them.They went to new york,stayed with my bro for few days and then we all went to niagara falls.That was one memorable trip.While my mom was here as usual she prepared some yummy mouth watering dishes which i will be sharing with u all later this month.

I am very happy to announce that my friend DK has announced the second edition of Recipe Marathon and it starts from today till the month end.This couldnt have come at a better time than this.Perfect way to compensate my long break :).

On my recent trip to India ,while in Bombay i had the chance to eat Dabeli.All thanks to my cousin.As soon as i ate it i had made up my mind to recreate it in my kitchen for my hubby.As soon as i got back i browsed for the recipe and came across Tarla dalal's version of it.I loved it.It was soooooooo good and tasted exactly like the one i ate in bombay.My hubby loved it.

For those who are not familiar with it, Dabeli is a chaat similar to vada pav.It consists of a sweet potato filling that is put in between the pav or bun and topped with pomogranate,roasted peanuts,sev,tamarind sauce and garlic chutney.The peanuts give a nice crunch and the pomogranates give a lovely tang.The ones who dont like garlic can totally avoid it but it does accent the taste of it.This a must try dish for those who all havent eaten it.

This is my contribution for day 1 of Recipe marathon 2

Pav or buns
butter or oil for toasting

For Dabeli Masala :-

Red chilli - 2
coriander (dhania) seeds - 1 tsp
stick cinnamon - 1/2"

cloves - 2
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

For filling :-

Potato - 2 nos,boiled and mashed
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
turmeric - 1/2 tsp
asafoetida - a pinch
dabeli masala - 2 teaspoons
khajur imli ki chutney - 2 tablespoons( I used store bought)

coriander leaves to garnish
salt to taste

For garlic chutney :-

Garlic - 4 large cloves
Kashmiri chilli pdr - 1 tbsp (for color)
lemon juice - 1 1/2 tsp

For topping :-

Onion - 1 , chopped
Peanuts - 1/2 cup , roasted
Nylon sev - 1/2 cup
Fresh pomogranate - 1/2 cup
Fresh garlic chutney - 2 tsp
Tamarind chutney - 1/4 cup


Roast the ingredients required for dabeli masala and grind it to a fine pdr.

Heat some oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds.When it starts to crackle add asafoetida,turmeric,dabeli masala and mashed potato.Add tamarind chutney and mix it well until well combined.Add salt to taste.Sprinkle some water to make stirring easy.Top with coriander leaves.Leave it aside and let it cool.

Now slice the pav or buns into half.Apply some butter on the insides and toast it on a griddle or tawa.Put some potato filling on the bottom half of the bun.Top it with some peanuts,pomogranates,onion,tamarind chutney and sev.Spread some garlic chutney on the inside of the top half of the bun.Place this on top of the other and roast on tawa for a few secs pressing it.Serve immediately.

Also do not forget to chk my fellow runners curtain raiser recipes for RM 2:-

1) DK

2) Siri

3) Srivalli


5)Curry Leaf









14)Divya Kudua


Srivalli said...

Thats looking so wonderful Ranji..good to have you back!

kamala said...

Grt to see you back in the marathon race Ranji..Never made Dabeli at home..Love it

Curry Leaf said...

Welcome Back,Ranji.So nice to run the race with you.I have heard dabeli is tasty,but have not yet tried it.Thanks for the recipe

Purnima said...

Hi Ranji, welcome back, I missed you, your posts here! Dabeli is one street food I can vouch for, having had a record of eating it daily after office for nearly 3 months! :D You hv made it perfectly! I would not attempt it for fear of ruining the taste buds memories!:D

Divya Kudua said...

Hey good to have you back!!Looking forward to yummy recipes from you..;-)have never heard of Dabeli before..but it sure looks temptingly delicious!!

Siri said...

Its not fair on ur part to tempt me on my 'fast' day Ranji..:) looks sooo yummmm!!!


Arundathi said...

Love Dabeli!! Nice to be running wiht you! good luck!

Roopa said...

Hi Ranji, I am lucky I could taste it in real:) Very good one I must say:)

Priya said...

Fabulous drooling over...with lots of peanuts, mouthwatering..All the best for the recipe marathon..

raaji said...

My first time here.....glad to know u thr this RM..........gr8 that u were in he first edition too....the buns and the toppings evrythng looks cool......

PJ said...

That looks marked it..Nice to be running with u...

Madhu said...

Dabeli looks mouth watering. good to see u back..

Divya Vikram said...

Glad to see u back Ranji..I just love the filling!

Bhawana said...

wow Ranji, thats lovely pic with mouthwatering recipe :). keep it up I am with you :).

DK said...

I love love lovee Dabeli..Did i say I love it enough. Seeing yours made me totally hungry :)

And BTW welcome back to the blogging world..Girl u were so so missed :)

Cham said...

Welcome Back! Gal u re coming with a killer snack! Looks beautiful and Best of luck!

rekhas kitchen said...

mouth watering recipe intresting too will try it soon hey nice to run with you

DEESHA said...

good to see you back .. good luck with the marathon .. Dabeli looks yum

Pearlsofeast said...

Glad to see u back dear Ranji, hope u had a good time with your parents and I am sure u must be treating them with awesome recipes. This one sounds great.

Medhaa said...

and its spicy too, I loved dabeli and would still have with 2 to 3 glasses of water. Love this recipe.

Nice to run the marathon with you, Best of Luck

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

ur are taking me back to my college days. Used to many a times forget my lunch box purposely at home, just for taking these at my canteen. But never tried making it at home. thks for sharing the recipe. I know it yummy. said...

Really happy to have your posts back!
I believe Dabeli is a very popular snack.
so far had it readily available but will surely like to make it by self.
Thanks for sharing this recipe.