Dabeli Bhajiya, Recipe In Hindi

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Feb. 20, 2017

Dabeli is Gujarats answer to vada pav. It is a sandwich-like snack in which bread is perked up with a sweet and spicy potato filling. Dabeli Bhajiya is an interesting variant of this favourite street food, wherein the potato packed bread is deep-fried to make crisp bhajiyas, and served with peppy chutneys. The dabeli stuffing is flavoured with a special dabeli masala, which gives it a unique taste, and we have also added some masala peanuts to add a bit of crunch to the filling. Remember to squeeze the moist bread slices well before adding the stuffing and shaping it, because it will absorb a lot of oil if it is watery.


Dabeli masala 2 Tablespoon
Masala peanuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Mashed potatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Garlic chutney 1 Tablespoon
Imli chutney 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Bread slices 35 ((fresh))



For the stuffing:

1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

2. Add the dabeli masala and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

3. Add the khajur imli ki chutney, garlic chutney, potatoes, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

4. Add the masala peanuts and mix well. Keep aside to cool slightly.

For Bhajiya:

5. Trim the sides of all the bread slices on a clean, dry surface and trim the sides. Keep aside.

6. Place a bread slice on a clean, dry surface, dip it lightly in a bowl of water and squeeze it lightly between your palms to remove the excess water.

7. Place a little stuffing in the centre of the bread, bring together all the sides towards the centre and seal it tightly to form a round ball.

8. Repeat step 2 and 3 to shape 34 more bhajiyas.

9. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and deep-fry a few bhajia at a time on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.


Serve immediately with garlic chutney and khajur imli ki chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1077Calories from Fat 579

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g101.5%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 896 mg37.33%

Total Carbohydrates 108 g36%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet