Veg Frankie

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Dec. 03, 2018

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.


For the rotis:
Plain flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (maida)
Whole wheat flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (gehun ka atta)
Oil 1 3/4 Teaspoon , divided (1 1/2 tsp for the dough and 1/4 tsp for kneeding the dough)
Salt To Taste
Butter 2 Teaspoon (for cooking)
For the stuffing:
Oil 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon (adrak and lehsun)
Boiled peeled mashed potatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chilli powder 3/4 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
Chaat masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon (dhania)
Salt To Taste
For masala water:
Mango powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon (amchur)
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For other ingredents:
Butter 4 Teaspoon (for cooking)
Finely chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chaat masala 2 Teaspoon (or frankie masala)
Tomato ketchup 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for serving)




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.



1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

2. Add the potatoes, chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala, coriander, and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep aside.



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 color. 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 aluminum foil/tissue paper.

6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 3 more Frankies.


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 the ¾ cup of potatoes with a 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 Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4