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Mumbai Style Frankie Roll

Posted in : Veg/Non Veg on by : Simmi Iyer

This veg frankie recipe is one of the most loved food. Whole wheat roti or chapati is layered with spiced mashed potato rolls, green chutney , chopped onions, pickled green chilies, and frankie masala. This easy Indian frankie roll is one of the TASTIEST ways to enjoy Bombay (Mumbai) street food.


For toppings:

  • 2 Green chilies sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green coriander chutney
  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil for frying chapati and potato roll

For frankie masala:

  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons Roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black salt (Kala namak)
  • 2 teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)

For frankie dough:

  • ½ cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Oil
  • Little more than ⅓ cup Water to knead the dough

For stuffing:

  • 1 tablespoons Oil
  • ¼ inch Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Green chili Crush ginger, garlic, green chili together into a coarse paste
  • 1 tablespoons Frankie masala
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 ½ cups Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped



  • To make pickled green chili topping, combine sliced chilies and vinegar in a bowl. Keep it aside till needed.
  • Boil the potatoes or stove-top pressure cooker. Once cool to touch, peel the skin and mash them using a potato masher.
  • Also, chop the onions and keep them ready.
  • Make coriander chutney at home or buy it from the Indian grocery store.
  • Take all the spices mentioned under frankie masala and mix in a bowl.

Making Frankie dough and roti

  • Take all purpose flour, wheat flour and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add oil and mix with your fingertips. Then start adding little water at a time and keep kneading till you get a soft, smooth dough. Cover it and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • After the resting time, keand the dough again to smooth out. Then divide into 4 equal portions. Make smooth balls and flatten it between your palm.
  • Work with one flattened disc at a time and roll into 9-10 inch diameter circle. While rolling if it is sticking then you can use the dry flour.
  • Once you have few roti rolled up and ready, heat the pan/skillet on medium heat. Once hot place rolled roti. Once you see a few bubbles on top then flip and cook another side. We are partially cooking the rotis. We’ll do the rest of the cooking at the time of assembling.
  • Remove it to a plate and cook rest of them similarly. Stack the cooked rotis and keep them covered.

Making frankie stuffing:

  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add crushed ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute for 30-40 seconds or till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes away.
  • Then add frankie masala and red chili powder. Lower the heat so spices do not burn.
  • Mix and cook for 10-20 seconds only. mmediately add boiled mashed potatoes, mix well.
  • Turn off the stove and mix in chopped cilantro.
  • Once it is cool to touch, divide it into 4 equal portions and shape into a cylindrical log

Making veg frankie recipe:

  • Heat the pan on medium heat. Add a generous amount of oil and fry the potato rolls from all the sides till they get golden brown in color. Remove it to a plate.
  • Now add a teaspoon of oil and place the partially cooked roti and cook the bottom side. Apply oil and topside, flip and cook another side.
  • Place the cooked roti on a work surface.
  • Spread the green chutney and sprinkle frankie masala.
  • The place potato roll on one side, sprinkle chopped onions on top.
  • Then add a few pickled green chilies.
  • Then start rolling it from the potato roll side, and halfway through close the one side (bottom side). In short, make a roll by keeping the one side open and another bottom side closed.

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