BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 18
Theme of Week 4: Bread based Street Foods
All of this week’s bread based street foods have been on my to-make list for a very long time, especially today’s Dabeli, a popular Gujarati street food. I have been planning to make this dish for a very very long time after seeing it on numerous blogs, finally I made it for this marathon.
It is a very tasty sandwich with amazing flavors and textures. I’m not sure why I didn’t try it sooner, it’s much easier and quicker to make than vada pav or other more elaborate street food. It is actually another version of vada pav that doesn’t require the potato part to be fried.
In this sandwich, the sweet and spicy potato mixture is stuffed between 2 pav buns that is generally smeared with green chutney or spicy garlic chutney and then topped with crunchy roasted peanuts and fresh pomegranate arils (or black grapes). I skipped making the garlic chutney and used green chutney instead.
Like I said before this sandwich has so many interesting flavors going on. Sweet, spicy and tangy — all at the same time. I’m sure I’ll be making this sandwich quite often now.