Dabeli is a famous snack of Northern part of India. Dabeli is basicallly a sandwich where filling is of potato mixture with different chutneys and peanuts. I really like Dabeli still have memories and taste of Dabeli which I used to have in Mumbai it was soo delicious..Oh boy I miss those days.

I prepared this Dabeli for my friends few of them never had Dabeli and they really liked it. It is good snack for a gatherings and when you have to feed many mouths.

Preparing this won’t take much time if you have everything ready like chutneys and the Dabeli masala, the main ingredient. Here i have prepared the masala you can even buy from market it is easily available in any Indian grocery store. Also here i have used homemade pao which I have made earlier and posted the recipe. You can even use burger buns.

Let me share the recipe with you all so you can make for your next party.


For dabeli Masala:

  • 1 teaspoon Cloves
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
  • 4 Dried red chilies
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Cardamom seeds from 2 whole green cardamoms
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Dry ginger powder (sonth or saunth)
  • a pinch Turmeric powder

For Masala Peanuts:

  • ¾ cups Peanuts
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt (Kala namak)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Chaat masala

For Potato filling:

  • 2 large or 3 cups Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste

For Coriander-Garlic Chutney

  • 1 cup Cilantro or coriander leaves packed
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Green chilies
  • 4 Dried red chilies
  • Salt to taste

For dabeli recipe:

  • 1 cup Thin nylon sev
  • ½ cup Pomegranate arils (optional)
  • ¾ cup Onion chopped finely
  • 12 pao or burger buns


1. Making dabeli Masala

  • Grind all the masala ingredients into spice grinder and make fine powder.
  • Keep it aside for later use.

2. Making potato filling

  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add boiled and mashed potatoes, dabeli masala powder, salt and sugar.
  • Mix well and cook it till potato mixture get some heat and masala get cooked (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Divide potato mixture into 12 equal portions. Keep it aside.

3. Making Masala Peanuts

  • Heat the small skillet on medium heat. Dry roast the peanuts till it is light brown. Remove it in a plate and let it cool.
  • Remove the skin of peanuts and break into halves.
  • Heat the pan on medium heat with oil. Once oil is hot add peanuts with black salt, red chili powder and chaat masala. Mix well. Cook it for a minute.
  • Remove it to a plate and keep it aside for later use.

4. Make Coriander-Garlic Chutney

  • Pour ¼ cup of water in blender and add all chutney ingredients into the blender. Grind it into a smooth paste. Keep it aside for later use.
  • Also prepared the tamarind date chutney. (market bought)

5. Making dabeli recipe:

  • Toast the bun.
  • Then on inner side of one slice spread coriander garlic chutney and on other slice spread tamarind date chutney.
  • On the base slice spread potato mixture.
  • Top with masala peanuts, chopped onions, pomegranate seeds and thin sev.
  • Close it with top slice and serve.




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