Dabeli

Dabeli

From   Tea Time

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

A popular Gujarati street food that draws people like bees to honey

Ingredients

  • Buns 4
  • Medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed 6
  • Garam masala powder 1½ tsps
  • Degi mirch powder 2 tbsps
  • Chaat masala 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar ½ tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 7 to 8
  • Garlic cloves ½ cup
  • Lemon juice ½ tbsp
  • Nylon sev as required
  • Medium onion, finely chopped 1
  • Fried peanuts ½ cup
  • Fresh pomegranate pearls 2 tbsps
  • Butter 2 tbsps
  • Sweet tamarind chutney to drizzle
  • Coriander-mint chutney to drizzle

Methods

  • To make filling, take potatoes in a bowl, add garam masala powder, 1 tsp degi mirch powder, chaat masala, salt, sugar and ¼ cup water and mix well.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let the seeds splutter. Add the potato mixture and saute for 3-4 minutes. Transfer this into a bowl.
  • To make garlic chilli chutney, put garlic cloves in a grinder jar, add remaining degi mirch powder, salt, ½ lemon juice and a little water and grind well. Transfer into a small bowl.
  • Slit the buns from the center without cutting through, and spread garlic chilli chutney on the cut side of all the buns.
  • Spread some potato mixture, sprinkle nylon sev, some onion, some peanuts and some pomegranate seeds on the base half. Bring the top half over these.
  • Heat butter on a non-stick tawa, place the dabelis on it and cook them, turning sides till both sides are golden and a little crisp.
  • Place them on individual serving plates, drizzle tamarind chutney and coriander-mint chutney over them and serve immediately.
Cheesy Rolls

Cheesy Rolls

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Chapattis
  • Cheese slices

Give these rolls to your kids in their tiffin boxes and be rest assured that the boxes will come back empty

Ingredients

  • Chapattis 4
  • Cheese slices 4
  • Kissan tomato ketchup 4 tbsps

Methods

  • Spread 1 tbsp tomato ketchup on each chapatti and place a cheese slice on it.
  • Roll and keep on serving plates and serve immediately.
Chicken Rolls

Chicken Rolls

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Chapattis
  • Chicken

Chicken loving children will simply love this roll

Ingredients

  • Chapattis 4
  • Chicken, boiled and shredded 2 cups
  • Butter 4 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Kissan tomato ketchup 4 tbsps
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded a few

Methods

  • Heat butter in a non-stick pan, add chicken and saute. Add salt and black pepper powder and mix. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Spread 1 tbsp ketchup on each chapatti, place chicken in a straight line on one side of the chapatti. Sprinkle some lettuce over it and roll the chapatti.
  • Place the rolls on a serving platter and serve immediately.
Chila Rolls

Chila Rolls

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Chilas
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Fresh coriander leaves

When you are short of time and your kids are hungry, just roll up these chilas and watch them enjoy them

Ingredients

  • Chilas 4
  • Tomato ketchup 4 tsps
  • Tomatoes, chopped 8 tsps
  • Onion, chopped 4 tsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped a few

Methods

  • Spread 1 tsp tomato ketchup over each chila, put 2 tsps tomato and 1 tsp onion in a line.
  • Sprinkle a little coriander leaves and roll the chila from one end to the other.
  • Transfer onto a serving platter and serve immediately or pack them in the lunch box.
Macaroni Balls

Macaroni Balls

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Macaroni
  • Refined flour
  • Butter
  • Corn kernels
  • Milk
  • Breadcrumbs

These macaroni balls make an exciting snack for the little ones

Ingredients

  • Macaroni, boiled 200 gms
  • Butter 1 tbsp
  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tbsps
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Corn kernels 30 gms
  • Medium red capsicum, chopped ½
  • Medium green capsicum, chopped ½
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Breadcrumbs 1 cup
  • Tomato ketchup 1 cup

Methods

  • To make white sauce, heat butter in a non-stick pan, add refined flour and saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes taking care that the flour does not get coloured.
  • Add milk slowly, stirring continuously to avoid lumps, and cook till the sauce thickens. Switch off heat.
  • Add macaroni, corn, red capsicum, green capsicum, salt and pepper powder and mix gently.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Spread breadcrumbs on a plate.
  • Divide the mixture into small balls, coat them with breadcrumbs, gently slide them into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Arrange them on a serving platter and serve with a bowl of tomato ketchup.