The variety of street food that is on offer in India is mind boggling. Each state has its own kind of street food - something special that is only available on the road sides and not in fancy restaurants.
If you happen to be in Bangalore, do take some time out to visit Thindi Beedhi which is in VV Puram. It is a street dedicated to food. The name literally means Food Street. You will find huge crowds thronging the small street on weekends, vying for dosas, super soft idlis, chaats, badam milk and sweets. There is a chaat shop here that I really like. The dabelis in this shop are always in huge demand.
Dabeli is a street food from the state of Gujarat. It literally means pressed. With potatoes, sweet and sour chutney, spicy chutney, pomegranates and sev stuffed into burger buns, this is nothing short of a delightful explosion of flavours. The potatoes are cooked with a dash of special dabeli masala, which is the recipe that I have for you today. (Recipe source : Tarla Dalal)
What you need:
Red chilli - 1
Corriander seeds - 1 tsp, heaped
Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Clove - 5 or 6
Cinnamon - a medium sized piece
Dry roast all the ingredients in a kadai over a low flame for 2-3 minutes until the spices turn reddish brown.
Let it cool and then powder in the small jar of your blender.
This makes a small quantity, just enough for a single use.
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