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Dabeli is a cherished Gujarati street food that holds a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of savoring its delightful combination of spicy, tangy, and sweet flavors during my upbringing. This dish is a true sensory experience, with each bite offering a symphony of tastes that dance on the palate.

Dish History:

While traditionally served sandwiched between a soft bun, this recipe offers a unique twist by incorporating a crunchy phyllo cup. Phyllo dough, known for its delicate layers and airy texture, provides a delightful contrast to the bold flavors of the Dabeli stuffing. The result is a harmonious marriage of crispiness and indulgent fillings.

How to make Dabeli Bites?

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.

Equipment needed:

Air Fryer or Oven to puff the Phyllo cups.

Storage:

You can make the stuffing ahead of time, and store it in the refrigerator overnight in an airtight container.

Serving suggestion:

It can be served with green chutney, you can also serve it with tamarind chutney.

Alternative ingredients:

The fusion of the traditional with the innovative, in this case, the substitution of a bun / pav with a phyllo cup, opens up a world of possibilities for exploration. If you have peanut allergy then you can add crushed almonds or you can choose to skip it. You can also add sugar to balance all the flavors.

Health Benefits:

It is also a good option for breakfast, snack or you can make this for you kids.

Expert Tips:

You can prepare the stuffing ahead of time this means you can have the delectable mixture of spices, vegetables, and other ingredients ready to go, streamlining the cooking process when you’re ready to assemble the dish.

 

Dabeli Bites

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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, sides, snacks
Cuisine Indian Fusion

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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
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