Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

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Veg frankie, a popular and cheap version of the hi-fi wraps and rolls! the maida roti is pre-cooked and kept ready. This is then stuffed with fillings ranging from a basic potatoes and onions mixture, to more innovative chinese, jain versions etc. The tangy taste of chillies in vinegar and chaat masala is very enjoyable! one of the most interesting and practical snacks to devour on the go!

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

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

(makes Approx 1/3 Cup)
1 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1/3 cup of water

Other Ingredients
4 tsp butter for cooking
1 cup finely chopped onions
4 tsp frankie masala (readily available in the market) or chaat masala

For Serving
tomato sauce

For the rotis

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft and pliable dough using enough water. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Knead again using ¼ tsp of oil till it is smooth and elastic.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each into approx. 200 mm. (8") diameter thin circle.
  5. Heat a tava (griddle) and cook each roti lightly on a medium flame and keep aside.

For the stuffing

  1. Heat the oil/butter in a kadhai, add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the potatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, chaat masala, coriander and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another minute. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat ½ tsp butter on a tava (griddle), place ¼ th of the stuffing and cook on a medium flame till both sides turn light brown in colour. Keep aside.
  2. Place a roti on the tava (griddle) and cook on a medium flame using ½ tsp butter till both sides turn light brown in colour.
  3. Place the stuffing on one end of the roti, spread it lightly and remove from the tava.
  4. Place it on a clean, dry surface and top with ¼ cup of onions, sprinkle 1½ tsp of masala water and ½ tsp of chaat masala evenly over it and roll it up tightly.
  5. Fold the edges at one end and wrap in an aluminium foil/tissue paper and serve immediately with tomato sauce.
  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more frankies.


  1. Cheese frankie: sprinkle 1/3 cup of grated cooking cheese over the stuffing (at step no. 4 in the above recipe) and proceed as per the recipe.
  2. Schezuan frankie: simply smear 1½ tbsp of schezuan sauce, page… 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.

RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook
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Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 03 Jan 16 07:39 PM

Will this receipie for roti makes roi like roadstyle frankie roti
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 29 Sep 15 12:26 AM

receipe is yummy tasted ekdum good but 1 query when to add tomatoes if we want???
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Tarla Dalal    If you wish to add tomatoes you can add them after the onions, do try it Happy Cooking !!!
29 Sep 15 11:32 AM
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 14 Mar 14 03:21 PM

The method is simple. I love frankies but whatever we get outside is not at all healthy. I tried this receipe at home and everybody just loved it. Its easy to cook with all the ingredients we have at home. The taste was almost the same the we get outside. Everybody liked it including me. It was just YUMMY.
Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 17 Aug 11 04:03 PM

Veg Frankie ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 04 Jan 11 07:16 PM