Mar 19, 2012

Vegetable Frankie

Vegetable Frankie, the name may sound continental but it is a very "desi" Indian road side food. This is more known in Maharashtra and Gujarat.


What i made here is not totally Mumbai style Frankie but my own Gujarati version, they way i used to get it at my hometown. This time when we visited India, i made Ashu taste it and he immediately loved it so then i decided to try it at home as well to satisfy our taste buds.



Let's collect Ingredients:


For Wrap / Rotis:


1/2 cup Plain/ all purpose flour

1/2 cup self-rising flours

(i took all purpose and self-rising flour both but you can replace self-rising flour quantity with all purpose flour)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp oil

Salt to taste

Oil for kneading as needed.

Butter for cooking


For stuffing:


2 tbsp oil/ butter

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

2 cups boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes

1/2 cup boiled, mashed carrots (optional)

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp chaat masala

Salt to taste

Bread crumbs (optional)


For Garlic-tomato Sauce: (optional)


1/2 cup tomato puree

1 tbsp hot tomato ketch-up

1/2 tsp oil

2 tbsp finely chopped garlic

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp red chili powder

Salt to taste


For Masala Water:


1/3 cup of water

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)

1/4 tsp garam masala

Salt to taste


Other Ingredients:


1 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup chopped capsicum

(Any vegetables / salad of your choice)

4 tsp Frankie masala or Chaat masala



Let's prepare Veg. Frankies:


For Wraps / Rotis:


- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into soft and pliable dough using enough water. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.

- Knead again using some oil till it is smooth and elastic.

- Divide the dough into 6/8 equal portions in and roll out each into approx. 8"/ 10" diameter thin circle.

- Heat a tava (griddle) and cook each roti lightly on a medium flame and keep aside.


Let's prepare the stuffing:


- Heat the oil/butter in a pan; add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

- Add the potatoes, carrot (and any other vegetable of your choice as per your wish), chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala, coriander and salt, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another minute. Keep aside.

- This stuffing can be used as it is but i prefer making patty from it. For the patty, divide the mixture in equal 6/8 portions. Shape them in to patty and shallow / deep fry them. If they don't hold together, add some bread-crumbs.


Let's prepare Garlic-tomato Sauce:


- Heat the oil and sauté the garlic for a few seconds.

- Add all the other ingredients to it and bring to boil.

- Let it cool down.


Let's prepare Masala Water:


- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.


Let's assemble Frankies:


1. Place a wrap/ roti on the tava (griddle) and cook on a medium flame using ½ tsp butter till both sides turn light brown in color.


2. Place it on a clean, dry surface; apply Garlic-tomato sauce on one end of the wrap / roti. Place the stuffing/ patty on it and top with ¼ cup of onions, capsicums (and salad of your choice).


3. Sprinkle 1½ tsp of masala water and ½ tsp of Frankie / chaat masala evenly over it and roll it up tightly. (Optional: you can also apply some tomato ketch-up on it)


4. Fold the edges at one end and wrap in an aluminum foil/tissue paper and serve immediately.


5. Repeat the procedure with the remaining ingredients.



Variations:


Cheese Frankie: sprinkle 1/3 cup of grated cooking cheese over the stuffing patty (at step 3) and proceed as per the recipe.


Schezuan Frankie: smear 1½ tbsp of schezuan sauce in stead of garlic - tomato sauce (or can add both) evenly on the roti (at step 2) and proceed as per the recipe.


Paneer Frankie: for the stuffing, half the quantity of boiled potatoes and add same quantity of chopped paneer in stead (no other veggies in patty) and proceed as per the recipe.

8 comments:

Az said...

Looks Yummy!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy stuffing,looks too good.

Nitha said...

delicious

maha said...

WOW..frankis looks yumm.......

Ioana-Carmen said...

Lovely babe! Let`s follow each other!
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Ritika Patel said...

yummy......!hey i want ur help if u can.i wanna make one dish in which carrot,sweet corn,potato nd paneer must be used.u can use other ingredients too.can u tell me wt can we cook with the help of above mentioned ingredients plus other ingredients.mail me that dish @ritikalifestyle@gmail.com.will wait for ur reply.

Ritika Patel said...

yummy!!! hey i wanna make one dish in which carrot,sweet corn,paneer,potato nd some other ingredients used.if u can make such dish then do send receipe on ritikalifestyle@gmail.com.will wait for your reply.

ritika patel said...

yummy!!! hey i wanna make one dish in which carrot,sweet corn,paneer,potato nd some other ingredients used.if u can make such dish then do send receipe on ritikalifestyle@gmail.com.will wait for your reply.

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