Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe

Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe

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The Veg Frankie of Mumbai is now so famous that you can find Frankie stalls all over the country – in parks and beaches, on the street and in food courts.

A satiating snack that can be relished even on-the-go, the Veg Frankie is made by rolling up a tongue-tickling potato mixture inside roti wraps.

It is one of Mumbai’s most famous roadside snacks and its a very appetising experience to watch the Frankie-wala deftly preparing one.

The rotis are made beforehand, but cooked again with butter before making the Frankie. It’s not just the masaledar potato mixture that makes the Frankie so tasty but also the crunch of onions and the tangy masala water that’s sprinkled on it.

Every single ingredient – from the butter-cooked rotis to the tangy water, the crunchy onions and zesty Frankie masala – contributes to the flavour of the Veg Frankie.

Follow this authentic recipe to recreate the magic in your own kitchen. There are many more variants of this versatile and handy snack, including Jain, Schezwan and Cheesy versions.

Try other famous roadside treats like the Vada Pav or Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa.

Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe recipe - How to make Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 frankies
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Ingredients


For The Rotis
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 1/2 tsp oil
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for kneading
2 tsp butter for cooking

For The Stuffing
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
3/4 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into Masala Water (makes Approx 1/4 Cup)
1 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1/4 cup of water

Other Ingredients
4 tsp butter for cooking
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp frankie masala or chaat masala

For Serving
tomato ketchup

Method
For the rotis

    For the rotis
  1. Combine plain flour, whole wheat flour, 1¼ tsp of oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft and pliable dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Knead again using remaining oil for 1 minute.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  5. Roll out each into approx 200 mm. (8") diameter thin circle.
  6. Heat a tava (griddle) and cook each roti lightly on both side on a medium flame for 1 minute and keep aside.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a 30 seconds.
  2. Add the potatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, chaat masala, coriander and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place a roti on the tava (griddle) and cook on a medium flame using ½ tsp butter for 1 minute or till both sides turn light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. Heat ½ tsp butter on a tava (griddle), place ¼th of the stuffing and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Place the roti on a clean, dry surface, place the stuffing on one end of the roti, top with ¼ cup of onions, sprinkle 1½ tsp of masala water and ¼ tsp of chaat masala evenly over it.
  4. Roll it up tightly.
  5. Wrap in an aluminium foil/tissue paper.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 3 more frankies.
  7. Serve immediately with tomato sauce.

Variation:

    Variation:
  1. Cheese frankie: sprinkle 2 tbsp of grated processed cheese over the stuffing (at step no. 3 in the above recipe) and proceed as per the recipe.
  2. Schezuan frankie: simply smear 1½ tbsp of schezuan sauce, evenly on the roti (at step no. 3) and proceed as per the recipe.
  3. Paneer frankie: for the stuffing, replace ¾ cup of potatoes with ¾ cup of chopped paneer and proceed as per the recipe.
  4. Jain frankie: replace potatoes with equal quantities of raw banana for the stuffing and replace onions with equal quantities of cabbage in the recipe given above. You can add grated cheese over the stuffing to make it more flavourful.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per frankie
Energy267 cal
Protein4.6 g
Carbohydrates36.1 g
Fiber3 g
Fat11.9 g
Cholesterol11.3 mg
Sodium48.5 mg
Veg Frankie recipe video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
 on 01 Oct 19 11:27 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
02 Oct 19 11:54 AM
   Vriddhi, thanks for your feedback.
Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
 on 29 May 19 11:12 AM
5

Hi Tarlaji your all the recipes are awesome. I am pure vegetarian it helps me a lot to try ur recipes. In some recipes pls tell us the substitute also so it will ne more easier for us. Regards
Tarla Dalal
30 May 19 09:28 AM
   Hi Vanita, Thank you for your kind words. All recipes on our website are vegetarian. Do try out recipes from our collection and share your experience with us.
Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
 on 29 Mar 19 11:10 AM
5

I Like it. it''s awesome
Tarla Dalal
30 Mar 19 08:57 AM
   Hi Amreen, Thank you for the comment. We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
 on 29 Mar 19 11:05 AM
5

Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
 on 12 Nov 17 03:56 PM
5

Thks for this receipe, I hv tried it as some variation in Pattice by adding in potato,mutter,carrot,, capsicum,cheez and paneer with little poha and breadcrumbs..it was delicious by adding pudina coriander chutney and sauce on surface (base)of Frankie roti..it added the good flavour. Thks Hemina
Tarla Dalal
04 Aug 18 04:35 PM
   Dear Hemina : Great to see you innovate the recipe and are delighted you liked it. Thanks for the feedback.
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 20 Oct 17 04:06 PM
5

I liked it recipe but as we r living in village type area so here Frankie masala is not available here.so which ingredient should I use son behalf of it... please tell.....
Tarla Dalal
23 Oct 17 09:21 AM
   Hi, As mentioned in the recipe, you can use frankie masala or chaat masala..
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 15 Jun 17 08:57 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
15 Jun 17 09:33 AM
   Hi Dipti , we are delighted you loved the Veg Frankie recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 06 Jan 17 09:46 AM
5

Hi! Mam it''s really very easy and nice method my son''s favorite..I tried and he was very happy to eat it.. very tasty n delicious Frankie.. thank you..
Tarla Dalal
15 Jun 17 09:34 AM
   Hi Hemali, we are delighted you and your son loved the Veg Frankie recipe and it came out perfectly. Well done! Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 25 Nov 16 09:31 PM
5

This seems to be quick n simple recepie of franky being dad i make it for my kids n they like it very much thank u
Tarla Dalal
26 Nov 16 08:34 AM
   Hi Vijay, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 09 Nov 16 01:27 PM
5

This seems to have a perfect recipe of Frankie. Thank you for such a wonderful recepie.
Tarla Dalal
09 Nov 16 02:23 PM
   Hi Reeena , we are delighted you loved the Veg Frankie recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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