Alternative namesKutchi Dabeli, Double Roti
Place of originIndia
Region or stateMandvi, Kutch
Created bysaid to have been created by Keshavji Gabha Chudasama also Mohan Bavaji
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPotatoes, masala, pav (burger bun), Pomegranate, peanuts

Dabeli, kutchi dabeli or double roti (Gujarati: દાબેલી,કચ્છી દાબેલી, Devnagari: दाबेली,कच्छी दाबेली) is a popular snack food of India, originating in the Gujarat. It is a sweet snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with a special dabeli masala, putting the mixture in a ladi pav (burger bun), and serving it with chutneys made from tamarind, date, garlic, red chilies and other ingredients. It is garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts.

Dabeli literally means "pressed" in Gujarati language.[1] The dish is said to have been created by Keshavji Gabha Chudasama (also known as Kesha Malam), a resident of Mandvi, Kutch, in the 1960s. When he started business he sold dabeli at the price of one anna or six paisa. His shop is still there in Mandvi, run by a later generation of his family.[2] Today, dabeli masala made in the Kutch region are said to be most authentic.[citation needed] Bhuj and Nakhatrana towns of Kutch are also known for authentic dabeli apart from Mandvi.[citation needed]


  1. Combine the dabeli masala, meethi chutney and a little water (approx. 1 tbsp) in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the prepared dabeli masala mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. The bun is heated on a pan and then it is filled with the filling of boiled potato mixture, dabeli masala and chutney.

Further notes

Cooking time


Kutchi dabeli fillings
Kutchi dabeli fillings

Dabeli today is famous not only in Kutch and Gujarat but also throughout Maharashtra, parts of Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan and many other States of India. Dabeli stalls can be found in metropolitan cities like Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Nasik, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Raipur, Bilaspur, Jabalpur, Indore, Bhopal, Udaipur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, etc. besides all major cities, towns and tourist spots of Gujarat.[citation needed]

Other common names for Kutchi Dabeli are Kutchi burger or Desi burger and Kutchi double roti or "Kachchhi Dabeli"

Other dishes of the Kutch or Kutchi cuisine like, Kutchi Samosa, Kutchi Khaja, Kutchi Pakwan, Kutchi Khichdi, etc.

See also


  1. ^ "Gujarati- English Learner's Dictionary" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Kacchi Dabeli Recipe | Easy Dabeli Recipe in 40 Minutes".
  3. ^ Kitchen, Hebbars (2020-06-19). "dabeli recipe - dhabeli recipe - how to make kacchi dabeli". Hebbar's Kitchen. Retrieved 2020-11-02.