Kutchi Dabeli or Kuchchi Dabeli or Dabeli is popular street food in India. It is a balanced sweet and spicy snack made from boiled potatoes and special dabeli masala stuffed between pav or burger buns.
- 1 cup Whole milk or any dairy free milk
- 1 cup heavy cream or coconut cream
- 2 tsp agar-agar powder or flakes
- 2 tbsp thandai paste
- 2 tbsp sugar don’t add if thandai paste already has sugar
- ¼ cup almonds
- ¼ cup cashews
- ¼ tsp peppercorns
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp melon seeds
- 1 tbsp dry rose petals
- 7-10 saffron strands optional, soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk
- ½ cup milk or as needed
- 1 tsp thick strawberry puree
- 1 tsp thick blackberry puree
- Few Mint leaves
- Some fresh fruits I’ve used strawberry, mango, and blueberry
Put all ingredients from thandai masala ingredients section in a blender and blend it to smooth paste.
Take milk in a mixing bowl, add agar-agar powder, Mix it well and set aside
Take a pan, put it on medium heat, add heavy cream, sugar and Thandai paste
When the mixture becomes warm, add milk and agar-agar mixture
Bring it to simmer, do not boil it
Remove the pan from stove and let the mixture come to room temperature
Now add the mixture to small bowls or ramekins and remove all bubbles
Put ramekins into the refrigerator for 2-3 hours
Take a serving plate and add ½ tsp strawberry and blackberry puree in the center
Using spoon tap the puree
To unmold panna cotta run a paring knife around the edges
Take a bowl full of hot water and submerge the lower end of the ramekin into that hot water for 10-15 seconds.
Now flip the ramekin on the serving plate. Panna cotta should come out easily
Garnish Panna cotta with some fresh fruits and mint leaves
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