Dabeli is a Gujarati street food that I grew up eating . I love the taste of it as it is spicy, tangy and sweet. It is served in between a Bun bread but in this recipe we will be using a crunchy phyllo cup that adds an extra crunch. The phyllo is light and airy. You can make the stuffing ahead of time.
Kutchi Dabeli is a famous street food in India especially in Gujarat and Maharashtra. I grew up eating them on the streets and we called it Double Roti. The textures of peanuts, potatoes and pomegranate seeds works so well together in between a Pav bread. The flavor is bit more sweet and spicy just like any ordinary gujarati dish. I made Dabeli Phyllo Cups using the same stuffing from Dabeli and replacing the Pav. It adds lot crunch and tastes so delicious. It’s a perfect way to serve them as an appetizer when entertaining for parties especially during Diwali. I promise your guests will be drooling and will crave for more. It’s very easy to make them and you can make the filling ahead of time. I can’t wait for you to make them.
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoonful cumin seeds
- 2 tablespoon Dabeli Masala
- 2 cups boiled mashed potatoes
- Salt as needed
- 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder
- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup Masala peanuts
- 3 tablespoon spicy cilantro chutney
- 3 tablespoon dates tamarind chutney
- 12-14 phyllo cups
- 1/4 cup thin sev
- In a pan heat oil on medium heat
- Add cumin seeds and Dabeli masala and cook for few minutes till the masala and is mixed well
- Add boiled potatoes, kashmiri chili and salt and mix everything throughly and turn off the heat
- Once the potato mixture cools off, add cilantro, peanuts, pomegranate seeds and onions. Mix it together and keep the Dabeli filling ready, can me made ahead of time.
- Bake the phyllo cups in oven for few minutes
- Fill each cup with the pre-made Dabeli filling
- Drizzle cilantro chutney and tamarind dates chutney
- Sprinkle thin sev and serve immediately
So is this served hot or cold? I want to serve this at a potluck and not sure if there will be a way to heat up the potatoes. What do you recommend?
You dont need to serve it hot, you can prep the filling ahead and assemble them at the potluck party.