Dabeli is one famous dish that you would find in every nook and corner in Mumbai. Dabeli originates from Gujarat. It is a famous snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with a special dabeli masala, and placing the yummy mixture in ladi pav and served with chutneys made from tamarind, date, garlic, red chillies, etc. It is garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts.
This recipe takes me back in time. My first ever bite of Dabeli was at my school canteen. Since the founders of my school are Guajarati, the dabeli that was served in our canteen was out of this world. The buttery toasted pav, would be stuffed with a spicy potato mixture and drizzled with tamarind chutney and a spicy garlic chutney. The spiciness would be cut by the sweet pomegranate bursts and farsan. Now I have to say, this dish is scrumptious and it hits all the taste buds and the flavour lingers in your mouth.
I have been on a weight loss journey for the last four years and its unfortunate that I curb my street food cravings as a dish like dabeli is high on carbs and fats.
Over the years I have missed out enjoying street food as my diet has been very strict. I tend to miss these yummy dishes terribly. Therefore I decided to create my version of the dabeli which can be devoured even if you’re on diet. This dabeli recipe is high on proteins, low on carbs and gluten free. I’m so excited to share this recipe with all of you.
The recipe is divided into 6 parts and it may seem daunting but the steps are very easy and simple to follow.
1. I have replaced the pav with a lentil crepe.
2. The potato filling with sweet potatoes cooked in the dabeli masala.
3. The sweet chutney is replaced with a date and raisin chutney which has no added sugar.
4. The crispiness of the bread has been replaced by pan searing the dabeli pinwheels.
Do checkout the recipe and give it a go, would love to have your feedback.
Bircher Muesli is a scrumptious (and extremely easy) breakfast recipe. Essentially you mix together a few simple ingredients and soak them overnight to create a soft, nutritious breakfast. Traditionally it’s rolled oats, dried fruit & nuts and grated apple with fruit juice or yoghurt.
30 gms Oats
60 gms Beetroot juice
55 gms Apples (grated)
10 gms Raisins
80 gms Yogurt
10 gms Honey
5 gms Almonds (chopped)
1 pinch Cinnamon powder
Toppings of your choice
- Soak the oats, raisins and beetroot juice over night or an hour before consuming.
- Mix in the grated apples, cinnamon powder, yogurt, honey and almonds just before consuming.
- Top the beet Bircher muesli with your favorite toppings.
- I have added cranberries, apricots, almonds, flax seeds and a dollop of yogurt.