Street Style Frankie Recipe
Make Delicious Frankies at Home with This Effortless Recipe
The street food culture in India is famous all over the world, and the dish we are serving today is a common sight on the roads of Mumbai. A delicious stuffing lathered with flavoursome chutney or sauce, wrapped in a hot roti- that’s a Frankie for you! This easy-to-make, fulfilling and easy-on-the-pocket recipe is a crowd-favourite meal on the go. Whether it’s a rushed lunch hour or snack-time hunger, your appetite will be delighted with this wholesome food.
Fun fact: You don’t need to go to a stall and wait in a huge line of people any more! Here, we have a veg Frankie recipe you can make at home without much effort.
How to Make Frankie Rolls?
A Frankie roll is not just delicious; it can also come in many different versions. Let’s just say different stalls and households might have their unique recipes for the stuffing and sauce. Go through the following recipe for the tastiest veg Frankies.
The ingredients are commonly available in everyone’s kitchens. Note that you can make 4 servings with the following ingredients.
Ingredients for the Roti
All-purpose flour - ½ cup
Wheat flour - ½ cup
Oil - ½ teaspoon
Water - as needed
Butter (for baking) - 4 teaspoon
Ingredients for the Stuffing
Boiled and mashed potatoes - 2 cups
Oil - 1-1 ½ teaspoon
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Chopped coriander - 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder - ¾ teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
Chat masala - ½ teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Ingredients for the Sauce and Topping
Finely chopped onion - 1 cup
Dried Mango Mashala - 1-1 ½ teaspoon
Chilli powder - ½ teaspoon
Garam masala - ¼ teaspoon
Water/Curd - ¼ cup
Salt - as needed
Step-by-Step Veg Frankie Recipe
Step 1: Make the Roti
→ Mix both types of flour in a bowl with the oil and salt. Knead a soft dough using as much water as it needs. Once kneaded, brush it with oil and cover it with a wet muslin cloth.
→ Let the dough rest for 10 minutes, then knead it again and divide it into four equal portions.
→ Roll the dough balls in thin rotis. Sprinkle some flour to prevent sticking to the rolling pin or surface.
→ Put a tawa on the heat.
→ Cook the rotis lightly on both sides on medium heat and keep them aside.
Step 2: Cook the Stuffing
→ Boil, peel, and mash the potatoes. You can keep the potatoes for boiling while you are kneading the dough!
→ Now, heat the oil in a frying pan. Saute the ginger and garlic paste for a while.
→ Mix in the potatoes.
→ Put the dry spices like the chilli powder, chat masala, and garam masala. → Don’t forget the salt. Do a taste test and ensure the seasoning is up to your liking.
→ Once everything is mixed nicely, turn off the heat and sprinkle the coriander.
→ Allow the stuffing to cool down, then make tiny patties with the stuffing and set them aside.
Tip: Instead of cooking the stuffing on heat, mix them in a bowl, shape them into patties, and fry them nicely when putting the Frankies together.
Step 3: Whip up the Sauce and Toppings
→ This step will make a huge difference in the final flavours of the dish. Take a small bowl. Put the chilli powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and salt. → Pour the water or curd and mix well so there is no lump. Coming to the toppings! Mix the chopped onion with the same dry masalas in another small bowl, and the topping is ready.
Step 4: Put Everything Together
→ Heat the same tawa you used to cook the rotis.
→ Add butter and lightly toast the rotis.
→ Next, fry the patties of stuffing on both sides for a few seconds if the stuffing has already been cooked once. It will take a few minutes if not cooked previously.
→ Place the hot roti on a plate, add two or three patties, sprinkle the onion topping, and drizzle the sauce generously.
→ Carefully roll the Frankie and wrap it in tissue paper.
→ Your first veg Frankie roll is ready. Make the remaining three Frankies in the same way.
Note: If you like it spicier, add chilli sauce, chopped green chillies, or chilli flakes.
Instead of making the sauce from scratch, you can use any ready-made sauce in your pantry. You can also add some chopped coriander leaves with the toppings.
Some Interesting Frankie Variations to Try
The best part about this dish is that you can experiment with different ingredients and flavours. Here are some suggestions.
Cheese Frankie: Use the same recipe and grate some cheese, or add a cheese slice on top of the patties and then wrap the Frankie. It will be a hit among kids.
Mix-Vegetable Frankie: Add carrots, spinach, corn, and any other vegetable you like instead of or with the mashed potatoes in the stuffing. The mashed potatoes will help to bind the mix and make patties. If you want to skip the mashed potatoes, use flour for the binding. You can also use vegetables in the sauce. Carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes are great options.
Paneer Frankie: Make a stuffing with cubed paneer, sliced onion, chopped tomatoes, garlic and ginger paste, and small pieces of bell peppers. Add some salt, chilli powder, and coriander powder for seasoning. Chilli vinegar will enhance the flavours in this recipe.
You can try different stuffings and toppings to see which flavour combination you like the most. Sometimes, if you have any leftover vegetables in your freeze, you can use them to make patties for your Frankies. Or you can simply follow the veg Frankie recipe we shared and get a delicious meal ready in less than an hour.
1. Can I use mayonnaise as the sauce for the Frankies?
Mayonnaise will give a mild and creamy taste. You can replace the sauce with mayonnaise or spread it over the sauce.
2. Can I make Frankies with leftover rotis?
Yes, you can use the leftover rotis. Make the stuffing and the sauce as instructed in the recipe above. Then, cook the rotis with some butter and assemble them.
3. Are Frankies vegan?
You can substitute ingredients like butter and curd to turn it vegan.