Dish of the Week, 23rd July 2019 – Dabeli by Chef Poonam Kabra

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

It’s Dish of the Week time and we have Chef Poonam Kabra’s delicious Dabeli as our Dish in the spotlight this time around 🙂

If you don’t know what a Dabeli is, Chef Poonam explained, “Dabeli is Pav with sweet and spicy Potato Masala inside it!”

It is a dish which Chef Poonam loves and she explained the significance of the dish and how she learned to make it. She said, “I learned to make Dabeli when I was in college and made it in Rajasthan for my Brother-in-law’s Birthday Party. I learned to make it from my aunt whom I am very close to all the guests at the party were asking for more and loved it. It was a really very special moment for me when they came and complimented my Dabeli.”


Chef Poonam was also nice enough to share the full recipe for Dabeli with us.


1) Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
2) 2 to 3 Cloves
3) Cinnamon Powder
4) Oil
5) Basic Spices – Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Garam Masala
6) Green Chillies
7) Shallow-Fried Peanuts
8) Sugar

For Garnishing:
1) Bhujiya (Sev)
2) Tamarind Chutney
3) Garlic Chutney
4) Coriander Leaves
5) Pomegranate
6) Chopped Onions

1) Take a little bit of oil and fry the spices
2) Add the Green Chillies
3) Then add boiled and mashed Potatoes
4) Add salt as per your taste and also add one small spoon of sugar
5) Now, the filling is ready
6) Take a Pav, cut it in half and apply both the chutneys then put filling in between
7) Also add the pomegranate, peanuts, and chopped onions which is very important for Dabeli
8) Now, add Sev and roast it in the pan with butter (You can also make Kacchi Dabeli without roasting it)
9) Serve hot

When asked about what other dishes if she was looking to make famous on FoodyBuddy, she said, ” I want to try one special type of fritters and Chhattisgarhi cuisine which I have never made for Foodies.”

And in closing, Chef Poonam said, “Loving the way people are responding to my dishes. Thanks for the love and testimonials!”

Thank you so much, ma’am, for being such an awesome chef and for sharing this recipe with us 🙂

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