Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Asks How To Create A New Version Of Dabeli; Netizens Have Innovative Recipes, “Raw Bananas & Til”

In recent years, Dabeli has transcended its regional and national boundaries, gaining popularity.

by Tejashee Kashyap
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Asks How To Create A New Version Of Dabeli; Netizens Have Innovative Recipes, “Raw Bananas & Til”

Dabeli stands out as a quintessential Indian street food. Its rich history, unique preparation, and diverse regional variations contribute to its widespread popularity among food enthusiasts. But what if you’re asked to make a new, unique version of Dabeli? What will you add? How will you recreate it? Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor asks the same!

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Asks How Dabeli Be Upgraded

 

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In recent years, Dabeli has transcended its regional and national boundaries, gaining popularity in various parts of the world. Whether enjoyed on the bustling streets of Mumbai or at an Indian restaurant abroad, Dabeli continues to captivate hearts and palates. While the classic Dabeli is undeniably delicious, the culinary landscape is ever-evolving, and there’s room for innovation to elevate this traditional dish to new heights.

So, when Chef Sanjeev Kapoor took to Instagram how Dabeli recipe can be upgraded, netizens came up with innovative replies. By upgrading the potato filling, exploring alternative bread options, enhancing sauces, introducing textural contrasts, infusing global flavours, and embracing gourmet presentation, the Dabeli can transcend its humble origins and become a contemporary culinary sensation.

While one commented that boiled chole in stuffing for a creamy texture would be a good upgrade, another one said squeezed lemons on top would be a great idea. One of them wanted to include Ratlami sev instead of masala. Netizens were quick to tell their recipes. Here are some that caught our eye –

  • Grapes instead of pomegranate
  • Paneer Bhurji (mashed cottage cheese)
  • Cheese and sweet potato
  • Beetroot
  • Mango-ginger
  • Cream and onion paste

However, in the ever-evolving culinary world, there’s always room for innovation. By marrying the rich traditions of Dabeli with contemporary culinary techniques and global flavours, we can craft an upgraded version that pays homage to its roots while offering a delightful surprise to modern palates.

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Global Appeal Of This Dish

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In recent years, Dabeli has transcended its regional and national boundaries, gaining popularity in various parts of the world. Dabeli’s distinctive taste profile, characterized by a harmonious blend of spicy, tangy, and sweet flavours, makes it stand.  out. The use of exotic ingredients such as tamarind, dates, garam masala, and sev (gram flour noodles) contributes to the uniqueness of Dabeli. The contrasting textures, from the soft mashed potato filling to the crunchy peanuts and sev, create a delightful mouthfeel that adds to the overall appeal of the dish. Food enthusiasts, both adventurous and curious, are drawn to the novelty of these ingredients and textures.

Dabeli’s adaptability has played a crucial role in its global acceptance. While staying true to its traditional roots, Dabeli has been open to fusion interpretations that cater to different cultural preferences. Chefs around the world have experimented with variations, incorporating local ingredients and culinary techniques to create a fusion of flavours that resonate with diverse audiences.

Don’t you think Dabeli remains a delicious ambassador of Indian street food culture?

Cover image credits: Instagram/Sanjeev Kapoor


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