Tuesday, January 22, 2008


This is the first time am thinking of taking part in any blogsphere event. It's not that I never got to know any but am so lazy to take part but this time I found rules were easy and I have almost half of the things in draft mode so thought of putting in for the Game Night Party Recipes on Manasi Desai's blog.So here I go with Dabeli a snack which is tummy full and nutritious too. So guys make a note of it how to prepare .... not so difficult, infact too easy

Boiled and mashed potatoes 3-4
Fresh Pomegranates(anaar) seeds - 1 small bowl
Onion chopped - 1 small bowl
Fresh corriander leaves - 1 bunch
Chick peas (soaked overnight and boiled in salted water) - 1/2 bowl(optional)
Green chillies finely chopped as per your taste
Chopped tomatoes - 1 small bowl
paneer/cottage cheese cubes - 1 small bowl(optional)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Amchoor powder/dry mango powder - 1 tsp
Chat masala - 1 tsp
Pita bread or Pav or Bun - 5-6
Butter to roast
Pre- prepration:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except pita bread and butter.

Add little butter to this and Micro the contents of bowl for one minute on high. Although this is totally optional but it gives good taste.
Now take a pita bread/pav/bun and slit it open from middle. Make a pocket out of it as shown

Pocket should be large enough to stuff the bowl contents. Stuff each Pita Bread with 2 - 3 spoon full of stuffing and keep aside.
This can be prepared in advance, say 2-3 hours before the games and as soon as the serving time is near all you have to do is roast with butter on both sides on griddle/tawa for 5 mins or till the time upper crust of bread becomes crispy.
This is quite handy to make as most of it can be prepared in advance and rest roasting can be done before serving time and this is quite filling too.
Serve Dabeli with green coriander chuttney or with tomato ketchup.



Trupti said...

Hey Anjan, u r back..good.. I did not thought of using Peta Bread for Dabeli..nice recipe

Lakshmi said...

A very apt entry for the event. I love dabeli, used to eat them when I was in Ahmedabad. Will try it.

Shankari said...

dabeli...hmm brings back memories of having them in bby

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks so much for the lovely entry Preeti!!

Rosie said...

Glad to *see* you back Preeti! Great looking entry :)

Rosie x

Srivalli said...

Hi Preeti & Sachin,

Came here thr sailu's. Nice place you have here. I esp liked your Papad Curries...btw looks like you are blogging from India? if so, would you be interested to be part of
Arusuvai Friendship Chain. Drop me a mail at cooking4allseasons@gmail.com, if you are interested! thanks..

my comfort food said...

Looks good. I will give it a try...

Marlee said...

Looks Yum! :)

A&N said...

Wow the Dabeli looks so tasty! I studied in Gujrat so this brings back back quite some memories of thhe Dabeli "thelaas' on the streets :)