Sunday, June 29, 2008


One of my favourite street foods while in college in Mumbai, Dabeli or Double Roti or Kutchi Roti was a filling snack and delicious too! A mixture of mashed potatoes, a tangy date and tamarind chutney, spicy garlic chilli sauce and the crunch of pomegranates and peanuts sandwiched between a pav - I haven't had this in about twelve years and it tasted as lip smacking as I remembered!

Meera of Enjoy Indian Food has a variety of food on her blog - Gujarati, Maharshtrian, Parsi - you name it! Love going through her postings and finding familiar food made easy. This recipe is from her blog - we made a meal of it on the weekend for dinner. Next time I hope to bake the pav too - so much better than the ready made stuff.

So here it is then - Dabeli or Kutchi Roti from Enjoy Indian Food. This goes to Monthly Blog Patrolling (MBP) - this month's edition centres on Street Food. MBP was started by Coffee of The Spice Cafe who has now passed the baton to other food bloggers and this one is being hosted by Sia of Monsoon Spice.
Thanks you Sia for extending the deadline to the 30th, what would we tardy bloggers do without that consideration!


Raaga said...

I remember eating this at a mithai shop during my hostel days :-) looks lovely

Nupur said...

Such a delicious treat! I never did come across dabeli in all those years in Bombay, but did taste it in Pimpri (a small suburb of Pune).

Meera said...

Thanks for your sweet words. I too associate dabeli with carefree college days.

Thanks for trying out the recipe.

Vaishali said...

The dabeli looks delicious, Miri. It's making me very nostalgic.