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Thursday, April 1, 2010

~ KUTCHI DABELI ~


Kutchi Dabeli is another popular street food of Mumbai ... spicy potato filling garnished with fresh cut onions, pomegranate seeds, cilantro, sev & savory spicy chutneys ... so simple to make this in the comfort of your own home ...

RECIPES MAKES 9 DABELIS - SERVES 4

FOR THE FILLING

Boil 2 potatoes to 4 whistles, cool the cooker, peel & mash them completely.

1 tomato finely chopped

Heat a tablespoon of oil for vaghaar - add jeera, pinch of hing, 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1/2 tablespoon ginger paste, 1/2 tablespoon green chilli paste

Stir fry for a minute, then add the tomatoes. Sprinkle very little salt & let tomatoes cook completely on medium flame.

Add the mashed potaotes, 1 cup water, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon haldi, 1 tablespoon dhaanajeeru, 1 tablespoon Pav Bhaji (or Dabeli) masala, 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder, 2 tablespoons of Tamarind (khatta meetha) chutney

Mix all spices well & cook on medium to low flame till you see mixture bubble & some oil oozing out of bubbles. This is when its completely done.

This filling has to be spicy as it has be filled between buns. Let it cool down for 10-15 mins.

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9 hamburger or Soft Buns

Butter for pan frying

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GARNISH

1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 cup chopped coriander
1/2 cup sev or nylon sev
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate (anar) ( if these are not in season, u can add finely chopped green mango pieces OR finely chopped red or black grapes for the tart flavor OR Aamchur powder )
Dry garlic chutney (recipe already uploaded earlier)
Tamarind khatta meetha chutney
Cilantro chutney
3-4 Green chilli pieces (to make it more spicy)

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ASSLEMBLING

1. Slice the burger buns into halves horizontally and cook the buns in a pan using a little butter.

2. Apply 1 coat of Cilantro chutney. Place a portion of the filling on the lower half of each bun.

3. Top with the chopped onion, peanuts, coriander, sev, pomegranate , fresh garlic chutney, green chilli pieces and khajur imli ki chutney (you can apply this chutney on the top part of the bun)

4. Sandwich it with the top halves of the burger buns.

Serve fresh with cold drink / cold coffee.

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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