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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dabeli masala

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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25 comments:

Priya Yallapantula said...

wow, I always thought it was much more complicated than that. I love Dabeli, so this will come in handy.

Archana Vivek said...

Wow nice one. Except the masala,It sounds similar to Vada pav.

Srivalli said...

I have always been wanting to make this masala..now I can remember yours..

Priya dharshini said...

never heard of this masala..Thank u for the info

vidhas said...

Flavourful masala, new to me. Thanks for sharing.

PriyaVaasu said...

Easy ingredients!!! i use store-bought Dabeli masala!!!now i can try make it @ home!!! thnx for sharing!!!!

Preeti Garg said...

i love street food....awesome


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Priya said...

Super flavourful masala..

Chef Mireille said...

tasty spice mix..must taste good with anything...

Jayanthi said...

I love dabeli and even I make dabeli masala at home. Nice recipe for this wonderful aromatic powder.

R said...

wow i have never tried to make debeli masala at home, u have made it look so simple :)

vaishali sabnani said...

we get this masala ready...but have book marked this..since have never tried making it at home.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hey we used to always hang around to eat dosas... miss bangalore. Podi looks flavourful.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Never tried Dabei ..sounds aromatic!

Usha said...

I love street food. I missing eating the street food on the streets. The fun part of the food is eating it ont he street.. Nice masala

Shanthi said...

Looks yum and delicious.

Aarthi said...

lovely looking masala powder

Rajani S said...

I havent heard of this masala before, looks very useful though!

Gayathri Kumar said...

I was waiting to see the snap of dabeli when I scrolled down. Nice recipe for the masal. Do post the dabeli recip too...

Kalyani said...

dabelis are sooo addictive !! nice recipe for masala there..


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DivyaGCP said...

Flavorful masala.. nice recipe..
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Rasi said...

i didn't there was a special dabeli masala too.. good to know!

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Suma Gandlur said...

Bookmarked. Wanted to try dabelis. :)

PJ said...

Nice masala mix.bookmarked