Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kachchi Dabeli

I saw pomegranates at the market while doing grocery and immediately my eyes popped. Kachchi Dabeli was on the cards. That is one ingredient that completes a Kachchi Dabeli. So, I got it and here is the recipe.

I replaced the dabeli pav with wheat bread and it tasted great but hubby thinks it tastes 'genuine' with the white pav. So next time, it will be with the white pav then :)

Siddhi Kachchi Dabeli masala (spice) packet (use 1/2 tbsp masala)
If you don't have the packet, below you will find the recipe to make this spice... its very easy to prepare.
Pomegranate seeds
5-6 Potatoes
Tamarind juice
Green chutney
1 Onion small pieces
Wheat Bread / pav

Boil and mash potatoes. Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and roast a bit. Add potatoes and add the dabeli masala. Mix thoroughly. I would taste at this point to see if the mixture has good amount of masala taste to it.
Take a plate and arrange the following around it:
Potato masala mixture
Cut onions
Green chutney
Tamarind juice

On a pan melt butter and toast the bread / pav on both sides. Place both side open in the plate. On one bread apply the potato masala, green chutney, tamarind juice. Put pomegranate seeds and onions. Put the other slice and press. If required re-heat on the pan or serve as is. Delish!

Dabeli Masala (spice recipe)
Dry Red Chillies - 10-15
Coriander Seeds (dhania): 1 tbsp
Cinnamon Stick (taj): 2 sticks
Cloves (lavang): 10-15
Cumin seeds (jeera): 1 tbsp

Dry roast cinnamon and cloves in a pan until almost done on a medium setting. Add cumin seeds, red chillies & coriander seeds and dry roast together. A nice aroma will be set out and you will know its done.
Crush this all together and your masala (spice) is ready.

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