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Did you know why Dabelis are called Kacchi Dabelis?


Did you know why Dabelis are called Kacchi Dabelis?

Dabeli is a popular street food which everybody loves to have whether it is Gujarat or any other state. Dabeli

It is an easy snacks recipe made with spicy tomato mixture combined with onion, garlic chutney and meetha chutney, spiced masala peanut fruit like pomegranates and served in a masala pav.

But people might be thinking why the Dabelis are called Kacchi Dabelis? It’s because Dabeli, a spicy, tangy, famous street food is originated from the Kutch region of Gujarat, hence the name. It is said to be invented by one Keshavji Gabha Chudasama alias Kesha Malam, the resident of Mandvi, Kutch in the 1960s. When he started the business he sold a dabeli at one anna or six paise. His shop is still there in Mandvi and business is now carried by his next generations.


Dabeli thus has its origin in Mandvi, a city of the Kutch region and even today dabeli masala made in the city are said to be most authentic. The dabeli is also, therefore, known as Kachchhi dabeli or Kutchi dabeli taking its cue from the region of its origin. Bhuj and Nakhatrana towns of Kutch are also known for authentic dabeli apart from Mandvi.

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