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Jul 13, 2018







A familiar street food with a healthy twist, our Oats Dabeli recipe is an easy and quick fix for your tiffin woes. Packed with healthy vegetables covered in fibre-rich oats and delicious flavour of Kissan Sweet & Spicy sauce, you’ve got yourself a tiffin time favourite for your little ones.


    Oats: 1 cup
    Oil: 1 tablespoon
    Onion: 2 tablespoons plus a little extra for the crunchy mixture
    Capsicum: ½ cup
    Cauliflower (blanched): ¼ cup
    Green peas (blanched): 2 tablespoons
    Cabbage: ¼ cup
    Salt to taste
    Black pepper powder: 2 teaspoons
    Cumin powder: 2 teaspoons
    Chilli powder: 1 teaspoon
    Turmeric powder: 2 teaspoons
    Kissan Sweet & Spicy Sauce: 2 tablespoons
    Potato (boiled): 1
    Tomato: ½ cup
    Pomegranate Seeds: 1 tablespoon
    Chopped banana: 1 tablespoon
    Dabeli Masala:1 teaspoon
    Chaat masala: 1 teaspoon
    Fresh Coriander: 2 teaspoons plus a little extra for the dabeli mixture
    Pav (whole wheat if possible): 3
    Cheese: a handful for garnish
    Water as required
    Masala peanuts: 1 tablespoon


Heat a pan, add oats and roast lightly. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Heat oil in the same pan and add chopped onions, capsicum, cauliflower, green peas, cabbage and capsicum and sauté well.
Add in salt, pepper and powdered spices to the mixture.
Pour in some water and let the veggies cook.
Add Kissan Sweet & Spicy Sauce, chopped potato and tomatoes.
Close the lid and let it simmer.
Add in pomegranate seeds and banana and mash the mixture together.
Mix in the roasted oats, dabeli and chaat masalas and fresh coriander leaves.
Mix very well. Cut the pavs in half and fill them with the mixture.
Garnish with a sprinkling of cheese.
Toast the pav on both sides.
In a dry plate mix together masala peanuts, chopped onions, fresh coriander to make the crunchy mixture.
Dab the dabeli on all sides with the crunchy mixture. Crunchy dabeli is ready to pack in the tiffin box.

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Whether it's in front of the camera or in the heart of a bustling kitchen, Ajay Chopra is a seasoned professional. He made his name as the Executive Chef of the Mint Leaf chain of restaurants and then came home to become the Executive Chef of The Westin Mumbai Garden City. Throughout his travels, he has always been committed to creating exquisite Indian cuisine. Now, this modern Indian chef is going to show you how to pack the perfect tiffin for your child.

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