Nutritional Facts of Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe, Calories in Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Veg Frankie have?

One Veg Frankie gives 267 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 144 calories, proteins account for 18 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 107 calories.  One Veg Frankie provides about 13 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Veg Frankie recipe which is a popular Mumbai roadside snack. 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. 

Is Veg Frankie healthy? 

No, it's not healthy. Made from a roti of plain flour and whole wheat flour. Stuffing is of potatoes and has lots of seasoning and Indian spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's bad.

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined carbs products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Potatoes (Aloo) :  Being high in simple carbohydrates they will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Veg Frankie?

No, as there is usage of plain flour and potatoes. You can try and make a frankie with a whole wheat roti and replace the stuffing with a vegetable high in fibre like bhindi or broccoli.

Can you suggest some healthy Indian wraps?

Yes, make sure that the base of the wrap is not made of plain flour and you have vegetables added to it. The jowar veggie wrap is made from jowar flour. Paneer Veggie wrap  are other good healthy Indian wraps.

Jowar Veggie Wrap

Jowar Veggie Wrap

Can healthy individuals have Veg Frankie?

Not recommended as its not suitable for healthy living. It tastes great due to the addition of plain flour to the roti.

Veg Frankie is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 267 calories that come from Veg Frankie?


Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 20 mins


Running (11 kmph) = 27 mins


Cycling (30 kmph) = 36 mins       


Swimming (2 kmph) = 46 mins


Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per frankie% Daily Values
Energy267 cal13%
Protein4.6 g8%
Carbohydrates36.1 g12%
Fiber3 g12%
Fat11.9 g18%
Cholesterol11.3 mg3%
Vitamin A280.8 mcg6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.7 mg14%
Vitamin C12.5 mg31%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)16.1 mcg8%
Calcium32.4 mg5%
Iron1.6 mg8%
Magnesium48.2 mg14%
Phosphorus110.6 mg18%
Sodium48.5 mg3%
Potassium227.7 mg5%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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