Kacchi Dabeli Recipe: A Delicious Street Food from India

Kachchi Dabeli

 Kacchi Dabeli is a popular street food snack from the Kutch region of India. It is a spicy and tangy sandwich made with mashed potatoes, a variety of chutneys and spices, and sandwiched between two halves of a sweet bun.  Kacchi Dabeli is a delicious and satisfying snack that is perfect for any occasion.

Material:   Kacchi Dabeli

For Dabeli Masala:

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp dry coconut
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Potato Filling:

  • 3 medium sized potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp dabeli masala
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons grated coconut (fresh or dry)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water (optional)
  • salt to taste

For assembly:

  • Dabeli Buns 
  • Red Chutney 
  • Green Chutney 
  • Sev (thin, fried gram flour noodles)


To make Dabeli Masala, heat a pan on low flame and fry all the ingredients in it until aroma comes out. – Let the spices cool completely, then put them in a blender and grind them finely.

To make potato filling, heat oil in a pan on medium flame. – Add cumin and asafoetida and fry for a few seconds until the aroma comes out. – Add onion and fry until soft. – Add Dabeli masala and fry for a minute.

Add mashed potatoes, tamarind chutney, coconut, pomegranate seeds, green coriander and salt as per taste. Mix well and cook for a few minutes, until the potatoes are heated through.

To assemble the dabeli, cut the buns in half. Spread some red chutney and green chutney inside the buns (optional). Place one tablespoon of potato filling on half of the bun. Add sev on top and close the sandwich with the other half of the bun.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 to collect the remaining dabelis. serve immediately.

Kacchi Dabeli


For a more authentic taste, use homemade tamarind chutney and green chutney.

If you do not have Dabeli masala, you can make your own masala by mixing coriander seeds, cumin, fennel, black pepper, cinnamon powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder and salt in a blender and grinding them finely.

To make Dabeli even more delicious, you can fry the buns in a pan on low flame before making the sandwich.

You can also add other toppings to your Dabeli, like chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions.


 Kacchi Dabeli is a delicious and satisfying street food snack that is perfect for any occasion. It is easy to make at home, and the ingredients are readily available at most Indian grocery stores. So next time you’re looking for a delicious and unique snack, try  Kacchi Dabeli!

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