How to make Dabeli Masala Recipe - A dry powder that is used in preparation of street food dabeli.

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Main Ingredients : Tamarind ( इमली ) , Black cardamoms ( बड़ी इलाइची )

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Powders

Dabeli Masala

Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

You can also find more Powders recipes like Rasam Powder, Chana Masala, Dhansaak Masala, Chholay Masala. Or try out these recipes from Gujarati Cuisine like Khatti Meethi Mango Chutney, Lasaniya Batata, Khamang Chapati, Coriander Mint Puri.

Dabeli Masala Recipe Card

Dabeli Masala

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Dabeli Masala

  • Tamarind 1 tablespoon

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 3 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 10 inch piece

  • Cloves 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Dry roast all the ingredients except oil and grind to a fine powder.

Step 2

Mix the ground masala and oil to form a thick paste. Use as required.

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