Veg Frankie recipe video by Tarla Dalal

Veg Frankie recipe video by Tarla Dalal

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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.


Recipe Description for Veg Frankie, Mumbai Roadside Recipe

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Makes 4 frankies
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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 Veg Frankie 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 For Veg Frankie
4 tsp butter for cooking
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 tsp frankie masala or chaat masala

For Serving
tomato ketchup


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 veg frankie 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 to make veg frankie

  1. To maake {span class="bold1"}veg frankie{/span}, 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 the {span class="bold1"}veg frankie{/span} in an aluminium foil/tissue paper.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 3 more {span class="bold1"}veg frankies{/span}.
  7. Serve immediately with tomato sauce.


  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.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook

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