Grilled Dabeli (Made With Potatoes & Beets) Pita Bread Pizza on a wire rack with one on the side

Grilled Dabeli (Made With Potatoes & Beets) Pita Bread Pizza

A fusion snack where Dabeli (an Indian street food) made with mashed potatoes, beets & peanuts is spread over grilled pita to make Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza!
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Course: Main Course, pizza, Snack
Cuisine: American, fusion, Indian, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 mini pita bread
Author: Priya Lakshminarayan

EQUIPMENT

  • Grill

INGREDIENTS

To prepare the Potato - Beets Mixture

  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Beetroot
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • salt as required
  • water to boil
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp Dabeli masala
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 3 tbsp chilly garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp pomegranate powder
  • 10-12 red grapes, cut in half
  • cilantro for garnish
  • salt as required

To prepare the Sauce spread

  • 4 tbsp Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 2 tbsp French’s Classic Yellow Mustard

To grill Pita bread

  • 10-12 mini pita bread
  • cooking oil for grilling

To assemble the Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cojita cheese crumbles
  • cilantro for garnish - optional
  • 2-3 tbsp thin sev for garnish - optional

INSTRUCTIONS

To prepare the Potato - Beets Mixture

  • Boil potatoes and beets in salt + turmeric water until they are cooked.
  • Peel and mash them nicely once done.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and a pinch of salt. Saute till they turn translucent.
  • Then add dabeli masala, peanuts and chilly garlic paste to the pan. Continue to saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the oil separates, add the potato beets mash, tamarind paste, pomegranate powder and salt. Mix it all together and cook for around 2 minutes.
  • Lastly garnish it with red grapes and chopped cilantro. Give it a final mix. Dabeli mixture is now ready. 

To prepare the Sauce spread

  • Mix Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce and  French’s Classic Yellow Mustard in a bowl. Keep this aside for now.

To grill Pita bread

  • Take the mini pita breads, brush them with oil.
  • Grill them over a grill on both sides until they are done to your preference.

To assemble the Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza

  • Smear the grilled pita bread with the prepared sauce.
  • Spread the prepared Dabeli mixture evenly all over the bread.
  • Sprinkle sliced onions and Cotija cheese over it. Grilled Dabeli Pita Bread Pizza is ready! Just serve!
NOTES
1) You can skip adding beets if you want to keep the Dabeli recipe more authentic.
2) Dabeli masala can be found in any Indian grocery store or online on Amazon.
3) You can garnish with fine sev ( savory thin crunchy noodles made of chickpea flour)  in the end along with cheese. Again, the  sev can be found at your Indian store - look for Nylon or Bhel sev)
4) Instead of mini pita bread, you can also use mini naan. 
5) Add fresh pomegranate seeds in place of grapes if you want. 
6) You can also spread this prepared stuffing between bread slices and enjoy it like a sandwich.