Homemade Dabeli Masala

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Homemade Dabeli Masala Recipe | How to make masala to make Kutchi Dabeli Masala

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Homemade Dabeli Masala Mix or Spice mix, is used to make the popular Gujarati Snack DABELI, also popular as Kutchi Dabeli.

Flavorful and fresh Dabeli Masala mix with easily available ingredients(spices) at home.

A couple of easily available spices in your kitchen are needed to make Dabeli spice mix at home.

It is a no fuss recipe and you can make fresh spice mix in just 10 mins.

Here is the list of ingredients that are required to make the masala at home which is just as good as the store bought one.

Whole Spices Bay Leaves, Cinnamon Stick, Whole Dry Red Chilies, Star Anise, Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cloves, Black Peppercorns,

Powdered Spices Red Chilli Powder, Dry Mango Powder(Amchur), Dry Ginger Powder, Black Salt.

Dry Coconut A must add in the recipe. You can take grated or use finely chopped.

Others– Sugar, Oil

Ingredients to make Dabeli Masala

How to make Dabeli Masala at home

For detailed ingredients and method go to recipe card

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Simple steps to make Kutchi Masala

  • Dry roast all the whole spices, then add coconut(grated/thinly cut slices) roast till the spices give a nice aroma.
  • Cool the roasted whole spices and then
  • Add powdered spices and then mix well.
  • Finally, add oil and sugar, again blend everything well.
  • Store in an air-tight container.

Shelf life of Homemade Dabeli Masala

The masala can be stored for about 9-10 months in refrigerator in an air-tight bottle.

How we can use Dabeli Masala

Not only to make Dabeli but you can also add the spice mix in stir fry’s, veggies or fried rice. You can also use the potato mix with Dabeli masala as stuffing in sandwiches and paratha.

Checkout other homemade masalas or spice mix from the blog-

Garam Masala,

Kadhai Masala

Thandai Masala

Dabeli Masala

Homemade Dabeli Masala

How to make Dabeli Masala at home | Homemade Kutchi Dabeli Masala recipe
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cooling Time for Spices 5 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 1.5 Cup


  • High Speed Grinder/ Blender/ Coffee Grinder
  • Pan


Whole Spices

  • ¼ Cup Coriander Seeds
  • 2-3 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 Whole Dry Red Chillies
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • Cinnamon Stick(small)
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 4-5 Black Peppercorns
  • 1-2 Star Anise

Powdered Spices

  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Red Chilli Powder(Paprika)
  • 2 tsp Black Salt adjust as per taste


  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Dry Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1-2 tbsp Sugar


  • Dry roast all the whole spices together.
  • When you smell light aroma of spices, add coconut and roast again for a few minutes till it gives aroma of roasted coconut.
  • Next add sesame seeds, roast for 1 min.
  • Cool all the roasted spices.
  • Transfer to the grinder jar, grind to coarse powder.
  • Then, add powdered spices again give 1-2 pulses to mix the spices well.
  • Take out the masala in a bowl, add oil and sugar.
  • Mix well.
  • Store in air-tight container and refrigerate.


I have used thinly sliced coconut, you can use grated dry coconut.
Adjust the spices especially the chilies and chilli powder, as per your taste and heat tolerance. 
I had mix of white and black sesame seeds, you can use only white ones as these are traditionally used to make Dabeli masala.
Keyword Homemade Dabeli Masala, Homemade Masala Recipe, Kutchi Dabeli Masala
Dabeli Masala/Kutchi Dabeli

Do make this spicy Dabeli Masala at home and try out the Dabeli if you still haven’t tasted this delicious snack. Or, make your favorite street food any time and enjoy with your loved ones.

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7 thoughts

  1. Your fiery and bright Dabeli masala has made me crave for a nice dabeli slathered and roasted in amul butter. I miss my Khau Galli in mumbai for a wonderful bite of street food

  2. I love Dabeli and was looking for spice mix recipe at home. This sounds so easy to make Swaty. I have all the ingredients and will make it soon. Thanks for sharing this awesome spice mix recipe Swaty.

  3. Dabeli masala sounds so flavorful and yummy Swaty. Sugar amchur powder and all the aromatic spices made this masala super tasty and flavorful. A must try recipe.

  4. Dabeli is my favorite and would love to make this spice powder. Your masala sounds and looks amazing with the list of all the tasty and aromatic ingredients.

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