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Dabeli recipe | Indian street food
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Dabeli Recipe | Popular Indian street food

Dabeli is a desi street food with pav buns, a popular snack in India. It has a spicy potato masala stuffing and many elements, making it tempting and addictive!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 Dabeli


  • 12 Pav buns
  • 3 Potato
  • 3 tablespoon Dabeli masala Recipe above (Store bought also can be used)
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ cup sweet chutney
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • Salt oil as needed

Masala peanut

  • 1 cup peanuts Heaped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 2 teaspoon dabeli masala
  • ½ Lemon

To serve

  • Garlic chutney Recipe above
  • Sweet chutney
  • ½ cup coconut
  • ½ cup Pomegranate
  • ½ cup Nylon sev
  • ¼ cup coriander leaf
  • Butter as needed


  • First let's prepare masala peanuts for this snack. Take a pan and heat in low or medium flame.
  • Add oil and other spice powders.
  • Mix well carefully without burning it.
  • Add peanuts to this and toss well.
  • Once all are evenly coated, keep aside.

Prepare stuffing

  • Cooking potato:
  • Wash potatoes firstly and cut into 4. Add water enough to immerse it. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Once done, peel off the skin. Mash well and set aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Temper with cumin seeds and asafoetida. In goes the dabeli masala.
  • Stir on low heat. Pour the sweet chutney.
  • Add mashed potato, required salt, red chilli powder, water.
  • Mix well, continue cooking.
  • After 5-6 minutes, it becomes thick, homogenous mixture.
  • Switch off flame, add coriander leaves.
  • Spread over a broad plate. Layer it with coconut, pomegranate, coriander leaves.


  • Gather all ingredients needed.
  • Slit the pav buns, leaving it intact at one end. Smear generous amount of sweet chutney.
  • Over that, slather the potato filling we prepared.
  • On top of it, sprinkle some masala peanuts and chopped onion.
  • Again top it with sweet chutney. Spread lehsun chutney on the closing side of the bun.
  • Close it to cover.
  • Heat a pan with a teaspoon of butter in low heat. Toast all the sides including the masalas exposed on the sides.
  • No need to cook for too long, but just for few seconds each side.
  • Dip the masala sides in sev to cover it.
  • Dabeli ready to enjoy!



  • I had no idea how a Dabeli masala would taste, so for trying I bought this ready made dabeli masala. I then made homemade masala using the ingredients in the pack as well as from the recipe source.