Sweet, tangy and healthy dabeli recipe

If you’re looking for a sweet, spicy, tangy and exciting evening snack , you should try this dabeli recipe. Originally from Gujarat, dabeli is a wholesome, healthy snack that combines a warm potato filling with crunchy peanuts and juicy pomegranates.

The contrasting textures and the tangy flavours will delight everyone. All held together in a toasted pao, this healthy dabeli recipe for kids is a great way to jazz up their tiffin. In fact, dabeli in Gujarati can be loosely translated to mean ‘pressed’ – just like the potato filling is pressed between the two halves of the pao.

Once your children try your homemade and healthy dabeli recipe, they won’t want to snack on the street side versions. This Gujarati snack recipe can even be served as a light lunch. Give these 5 healthy burger patty recipes a shot

Tips on how to make dabeli

  • If you do not have dabeli powder, you can use pav bhaji masala
  • You can make dabelis with ladi pavs, burger buns or even dinner rolls
  • For the best texture, mash the potatoes well and get rid of any lumps
  • Cook the dabeli chutney till it reaches the pourable consistency. If it is too thin, it will make the bread soggy. If it is too thick, the taste will be overwhelming
  • Don’t add the sev till just before serving

Health benefits of dabeli recipe

  • Keeps hunger satiated for a long time.
  • Pav and potatoes provide good amounts of carbohydrates as well as energy.

Nutrition Information per serve

  • 249.6 kcal
  • 35.0 gm
  • 1.6 gm
  • 8.0 gm
    Total Fat
  • 1.0 gm
    Total Fiber
1.0 Number(48.0 gm) Pav
0.13 Boiled Mashed Cup(28.0 gm) Potato
1.0 Chopped Tsp(3.0 gm) Onion
1.0 Tsp(4.0 gm) Pomegranate
1.0 Tsp(3.0 gm) Masala Peanuts
1/2 Tsp(1.0 gm) Dabeli Masala
1.0 Tsp(2.0 gm) Sev
1.0 Tsp(4.0 gm) Butter
1/2 Tsp(2.0 ml) Oil
1/2 Tsp(2.0 gm) Tamarind
1/2 Powder Tsp(1.0 gm) Jaggery
1/4 Tsp(1.0 gm) Salt
10.0 Ml(10.0 ml) Water
  • For dabeli stuffing

    In a pan, add 1/2 tsp oil, 1/2 cup boiled potato, 2 tsp dabeli masala, mix well.

  • Add water and stir well, cook on medium flame for 23 min.

  • For filling

    Take pav, slit it horizontally.

  • Spread 1 tsp sweet tamarind chutney, 1/2 cup stuffing, 4 tsp chopped onion, 2 tsp masala peanut, 2 tsp anar seeds in between the two halves.

  • Repeat the step of topping.

  • For roasting

    Heat pan, add 2 tsp butter, place stuffed dabeli.

  • Roast it on both sides till crispy.

  • Serve hot.