Sunday, March 11, 2007

Veg Frankie

Frankie, the popular street food of Bombay (still not able to get myself to call it Mumbai) is best when eaten hot off the tava. It is spicy and tangy at the same time. When cravings for street food hit you, why not try to create the same kinds of food at home? That is exactly what I did, cooked hot & spicy veg Frankie! Now there are various stuffings that you can cook up including paneer, the ever popular potato & the non-veg variety. It is important to season the stuffing well to get that street food taste !

2 potatoes boiled & chopped
1 onion chopped
1/4 cup peas (optional)
2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp jeera
Red chilli pwd, garam masala, lemon juice - all as per taste

Onion mix - Mix 1 onion chopped, salt, black pepper, chat masala, lemon juice & coriander leaves.
Green chutney - Blend coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger, salt & lemon juice
Heat oil, add jeera. Add onion & peas, fry till onion gets a few brown specks. Add chilli pwd, garam masala & turmeric. Add boiled potato & mix well. Switch off gas & add lemon juice.

Heat a griddle, add little oil & fry the tortilla & flip over. Now slather green chutney over it, add 2tbsp potato mix in a straight line so as to be able to fold the tortilla well. Add 1/2 tbsp onion mix. Add chilli pwd on top as per taste. Please add all spices as per your spice capacity & preference. Fold over and enjoy the famous street food of Bombay!


Anonymous said...

ohh Frankie huh...I have heard of them but never seen one...great..looks good...thanks for sharing

Richa said...

you are welcome!
it's a very popular snack in bombay.

shilpa said...

Richa, you have a very nice blog. I have never heard of Frinkie. It looks good. I am gonnu try it sometime.

archana said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe Richa. I never had the guts to eat on stalls because they sold chicken frankie too :)I will surely try this one :)

Sia's corner said...

this is something new to me richa. never heard of frankie. thanks for introducing me to popular bombay(even i cant call it mumbai) street food:)

Asha said...

Frankie!! Looks like Kathi roll and you could say Veg Hotdog US style!!:D
Looks delcious,good snack for kids.Thanks Richa.

Richa said...

thanks for your kind words, Shilpa. It means a lot. Please let me know how it turned out when you do try.
do visit again

Richa said...

archana, give it a try. you can even add some tamrind chutney if you like it tangier.

Richa said...

sia, you can make it with leftover simple alu subzi as well. Do add lots of seasoning though. it is very popular in Bombay, if you ever go there make sure to visit shivaji park for this yummy treat.

Richa said...

asha, yes it does look like kathi roll. it's a breeze to make with the tortilla available here. you can even serve it as appetizer for a party, just cut into attractive pieces & serve

Sharmi said...

I used to have them in hyderabad Very yummy!! thanks for the recipe.


trupti said...

Oh what a nice snack....even a nicer lunch idea. Indian style burritos I suppose!


Richa said...

thanks sharmi.

Richa said...

trupti, you can definitely hv it as a meal, it's pretty filling. tortilla is such a good base and one can stretch so many dishes out of it.

Manisha said...

Linking Road ka frankie...yum! And yes, it will always be Bombay to many of us!

Richa said...

hi manisha,
welcome to my blog.
yup, have tasted frankie at shivaji park as well as linking rd, and the linking rd one is the best roadside snack ever after a good long shopping spree!

dhara said...

So good!! thanks.. im a student in the US.. and this was perfect to satisfy my bombay cravings

disha said...

hi richa disha here ,
thanks for the receipie
what is tortilla nd can it be homemade ,if yes than pl tell me how???

Richa said...

hi Disha, tortilla is a Mexican wrap, basically it is a roti made out of maida & also corn. the one i've used is made out of maida/all purpose flour.
you can definitely make a roti out of maida and then use it instead of the tortilla. It is basically a readymade wrap which comes in handy for such dishes, hope i answered ur Q! lemme know if u need more info.