Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Home Made Pav and Dabeli

Posted by PicasaI have got this great craving for chaat and wish to eat it every day .On the other day when I was looking for some chaat recipes I found this one interesting-Dabeli,The name itself sound interesting.Is it not?It's a gujarati snack that is similar to batata vada but with different kind of stuffing.As the recipe called for  use of pav I decided to prepare them at home as I am running out of any bread or buns. Really I enjoyed this dish a lot and believe me it tickles all your taste buds there by  relishes all  your  senses.

Ingredients for pav:
Plain flour-11/2cup
Dry yeast-7gms


  1. First dissolve yeast in warm water for 5 minutes and then add sugar to it.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour and salt.
  3. Now add yeast solution to flour and mix it thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the dough to clean working surface and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes(If you want, take the help of dear hubby who will be simultaneously browsing the net and watching t.v all the time.Really, my husband has done a great job on this)
  5. Now allow the dough to rest for one hour in warm environment by covering it with wet cloth or cling wrapping it.
  6. After one hour (By this time the dough will double in size)just punch the dough with hands to remove air and divide the dough into similar sized balls.
  7. Make the pav by just cupping the dough under your hands(rolling it in circular motion).
  8. Arrange them in an oven tray and brush  them with butter or milk and rest them for another 1 hour
  9. After one hour these balls will double in size.
  10. Bake them for nearly 20-25 in a preheated oven at 180 degree centigrade.

Dabeli recipe:
Potato stuffing
Garlic chutney-3tbsp
Sweet chutney-3tbsp
Coriander for garnishing
Onion slices

For potato stuffing:
Potatoes-4boiled and mashed
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Dabeli masala

Dabeli Masala:
Coriander seeds-11/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp+1tsp(For tempering)
Cinnamon-1small piece
Red chillies-3-4
Dry roast all the spices and grind them to fine powder.

  1. Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds ,when they crackle add hing,.
  2. Now add potato mash, dabeli masala and salt . Mix well and cool it completely
Garlic chutney
Garlic cloves-8
Dry coconut powder-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder-1tsp

  1. Heat  oil in pan. Add garlic cloves. When they turn brown add coconut and fry for few seconds
  2. Grind this after cooling by adding salt and red chilly powder

Arranging and serving dabeli:
  1. Slice the pav in the middle. Spread butter on one side and toast them on a pan.
  2. Now apply garlic chutney and sweet chutney on both pavs .
  3. Place onion slices and potato stuffing in between two pavs and garnish with coriander leaves.
The original recipe also called for the use of sev and roasted peanuts for garnishing and serving dabeli. As I don't have them handy I did not use them



Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love Dabeli anytime. Love the texture and color of your pavs.

aipi said...

Perfect looking pav buns..baked to perfection..I love dabeli too..nicely done!
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kanthi said...

pav and dabeli looks pakka delicious..