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:-