Ten-Second Takeaway

The dabeli sold in this Matunga stall is delicious, and may give the best vada pav in the Mumbai a run for its money.

Utterly, Butterly Delicious

The thing you must know about dabeli is its masala is made of at least 16 ingredients, and is the real winner here. First, two chutneys { garlic and sweet} are spread onto the pav, then a crispy potato filling with onion and lastly the dabeli masala which includes date chutney, oil, mirchi powder, garam masala. You’ve got to try it. There’s also a cheese dabeli available.


He gives you a version which is fried in Amul butter for INR 17 and a non-butter non-hot one {that you can heat up later with butter} for INR 14.

#LBBTip: If you are hating on potatoes for some reason, or would just prefer a Jain version, he can replace it with a fresh banana.

What Else?


Cannot miss having his cheese garlic pav. He skips the bhaji, and instead generously puts in a spicy garlic chutney inside a pav and some warm grated cheese. It’s the perfect snack to have at any point.

So, We’re Saying…

This may just be the greatest thing since sliced bread. What’re you waiting for?

Find him 1.30pm onwards {till about 8.30pm} every day on Bhandarkar road, two buildings from the Matunga station near the Pramanik and Milap stores. Call him on +919920321422

Photos: Aman Deshmukh/LBB