Dabeli (Spiced mashed potato burger). Loaded with mashed potatoes infused with the aromatic flavors of spices and tamarind chutney, masala peanuts, natural sweetness of pomegranates and crunchy noodles, this vegetarian burger is perfect as a snack, light lunch or dinner. Without a doubt, this classic street food is a winner.
If you’re a huge fan of street food, you are probably familiar with that feeling of pure joy when confronted with these amazingly flavorful culinary gems. While street foods are a great way to explore the cuisine at a deeper level, it also evokes nostalgia chock-full of memorable moments.
Spiced mashed potatoes, fiery and tangy chutneys, masala peanuts, plenty of sev (chickpea noodles) loaded in a classic pav or burger bun, this popular dabeli (Kutchi dabeli) doesn’t need any introduction.
How to make Kucchi (Kutchi) dabeli at home
Well, here’s the recipe. Start with the chutneys – red chili garlic chutney and tamarind chutney. Both chutneys are super simple to make with a few basic ingredients. Best part? They can be stored in the refrigerator for a week so you can enjoy your favorite chaats. While the fiery red chili chutney is made with dried red chilies and garlic, tamarind, dates, and jaggery are the main components of the sweet and tangy tamarind chutney.
The most important element that makes this classic recipe – homemade dabeli masala. A simple combo of aromatic spices like coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and red chilies. But hey, if you are short on time, store bought dabeli masala is your best friend.
To make the potato mixture for the filling, cook mashed potatoes with dabeli masala and a few teaspoons of tamarind chutney. Once this mixture is cooled completely, garnish with red onions, masala peanuts, pomegranate seeds, coriander (cilantro) leaves.
The best vegetarian (or vegan) burger
Coming to the final step of the recipe – assembling the burger. First, spread both the burger buns with chutneys. Top the base of bun with potato mixture. I like to add more onions and pomegranate seeds. Roll the burgers in sev.
Done. This popular Gujarati street food is the best vegetarian burger I’ve ever tasted. Trust me, it’s insanely delicious!
More Indian Street Food Recipes:
- Mumbai Pav Bhaji
- Samosa Chaat
- Sev Puri
- Bhel Puri
- Tomato Pulao
- Bombay Sandwich | Grilled Masala Toast