Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Kutchi Dabeli

Kutch is a district in the Indian state of Gujarat - a salty marshland with no vegetation situated in the Gulf of Kutch ,leading to Arabian Sea.Since people lead a nomadic type of life,food found here is simple and rustic .

Kutchi Dabeli  is a spicy-sweet and crunchy street food.A potato mixture is stuffed within slices of bread or pav as its locally called.Pomegranate pearls, sweet and spicy chutneys,onions, peanuts all come together to add flavor and texture to the potato mix.
A few years ago I was introduced to this wonderful snack in Mumbai . Just love the various flavors in it-spicy sweet and a lovely crunch!

Serves 2


75 gms Roasted peanuts
10 gms Ready made Garlic Chutney
75 gms fresh pomegranate
30 gms Date and Tamarind Chutney
75 gms chopped onions
20gms fresh coriander
oil/butter for cooking

The filling

300gms potatoes boiled and mashed
200gms tomatoes finely chopped
a pinch of asafoetida
1/2 t garam masala
1/2 t coriander and cumin powder
1 tsp sugar

Boil,peel and mash potatoes.

In a pan add oil/butter, asafoetida, chopped onions and saute for a few minutes.

Add garam masala,coriander-cumin powder,salt,sugar and mix well.

Add mashed potatoes,tomatoes and peanuts.Finally add the chutneys and half cup water and cook for a few minutes on low heat.

Garnish with coriander.

Cut a pav/bread and put the mixture and top with pomegranate seeds.
Reference-Gujarat Tourism

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