Dabeli Masala Recipe : How to Make Dabeli Masala Powder at Home

This delicious Dabeli Masala is popularly known as Kutchi Masala. It is the core element of the tangy and mouth-watering street food Dabeli. The real taste of the Dabeli lies in the Dabeli Masala. If you prefer to make the homemade masala’s instead of buying from stores, then here is the simple Dabeli Masala Recipe. The perfect texture and taste of Dabeli Masala are dependent on the whole spices you use.

Dabeli Masala

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  • Recipe Category: Spices & Powders
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: This Dabeli Masala Recipe is easy and quick to make. It is the core element of the Dabeli. The taste of Dabeli is dependent on quality of Dabeli Masala.

Dabeli Masala Recipe

Ingredients for Dabeli Masala Recipe:

  • Black Cardamoms (Badi Elaichi) – 1 tbsp.
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – 2 ½ tsp.
  • Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder) – 3 tbsp.
  • Cinnamon sticks / Dalchini (1 inch) – 10 pieces
  • Red Chilli Powder – 3 tbsp.
  • Black Peppercorns – 1 tsp.
  • Cloves (lavang) – 2 ½ tsp.
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp.

Method for Making Dabeli Masala:

  • Take cumin seeds and pick stones.
  • Check and remove other impurities.
  • Do the same with other ingredients.
  • Take Cinnamon sticks and divide 10 pieces of 1 inch.
  • Take a non-stick pan and place it on the stove.
  • Clean it with a clean and dry cloth.
  • Add the spices together in the pan.
  • Dry Roast together till fragrant.
  • It would take 2 to 3 minutes for these ingredients to roast.
  • Once roasted, turn off the flame and transfer them into a plate.
  • Now, take a mixer-grinder jar or coffee grinder.
  • Clean the jar using a dry cloth.
  • Now, add the dry roasted spices in the jar and grind them.
  • Make a smooth powder of it. Grind to a fine powder consistency.
  • Once grinded, transfer the powder into the air-tight container.
  • Store the Dabeli masala in cool and dry place.
  • Use Dabeli masala when making Dabeli.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 50 calories
  • Total Time: PT10M
  • Serves: 150 Grams
  • Date Published:

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Dabeli is the most famous snack sold on streets of Gujarat and Mumbai. Dabeli is made with mild, sweet yet spicy potato mixture.  The potato stuffing is placed into a small burger bun and then topped with various chutney’s and other ingredients. Whether you eat it from street vendors or you prepare at home, the taste of you Dabeli will be based on quality and taste of your Dabeli Masala. The Dabeli masala made from fresh whole spices is preferred by people to get taste like food stalls.

This is the authentic recipe of making Dabeli Masala at home. These fresh whole spices when roasted become fully fragrant and highly aromatic. No spice mixture can beat the traditional recipe of Kutchi Dabeli Masala.  Prepare the fresh and hygienic Dabeli Masala at home. Store it and use it easily while assembling Dabeli.


  • Do not over-roast the spices.
  • If you do not have coriander powder, you can make coriander powder at home.
  • I recommend you to use Kashmiri Red Chillies and make red chilli powder of it. You can even use the packed Kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • Do not store the Dabeli Masala more than 3-5 days. (depends on atmospheric condition)
  • You can also use oil to make the thick paste of the Dabeli Masala spice powder.
  • To balance flavours, you may add salt as per your choice.
  • If you like the garlic taste, you can add ½ tsp. garlic powder.
  • This masala can also be used for Pav Bhaji or as a substitute to regular homemade Garam masala.