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.

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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, sides, snacks
Cuisine Indian Fusion


  • 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
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