Monday, August 10, 2015

Vegetable Frankie

Vegetable Frankie

If you have ever lived in or even been to Bombay, India you will food stalls selling Frankies at every corner. However the best ones are mainly found around colleges or in Ghatkopar Khau galli. Having lived away from home for a couple of years now, I have realized how much we take these things for granted. I would just step out of my house and there would be food vendors selling all kinds of dishes on the go. Outside railway stations, offices, schools and colleges, it was all on your face. Here, sadly you miss street food so much that now I feel we took them for granted back home. After all we are known for our super tasty street food! I have attempted few of them in my blog. You can find them here - Ragda Pattice Vada Pav Potato Capsicum Grill Sandwich Mysore Masala Dosa Sukha Bhel and Pav Bhaji

I was craving for Veg Frankie yesterday so decided to make them at home. I tried to keep it as authentic as possible. I have made these in Bombay as well just to see if I could replicate the flavors of the street food vendor outside. So yes, I knew the drill. Now you will too. :)

For the wrap
3/4 cup all purpose flour/maida
1/4 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
Water for kneading

For the filling
2 boiled and mashed potatoes
2 cups shredded cabbage
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3-4 green chillies, minced
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp amchur powder
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 tbsp chilly garlic sauce (optional)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds

Other ingredients
1 cup chopped onions
2 tbsp shredded cheese (optional)
Sriracha sauce/tomato sauce

To make the filling
In a pan,heat the oil. Temper the cumin seeds. Fry the green chillies and ginger garlic paste for 2 minutes.

Saute the tomatoes till they are cooked. Now add all the other vegetables except the potatoes. Add salt and cook it uncovered for 6-7 minutes. Keep stirring. The vegetables need to well cooked.

Now add the cilantro, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well and cook for another minute.

Sprinkle chaat masala and amchur powder on the mashed potatoes.

Now add the potatoes in the pan. Mix it all well. Check the salt and add if necessary.

The filling is now ready.

To make the wrap
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or knead into a dough using your hands.
The dough will be little stretchy and soft. Cover it with a cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Heat the skillet. Make medium sized balls of the dough. Roll each ball to a circle. Place it on the warm skillet.

Smear some oil on both sides using a brush

Cook it evenly on both the sides.

The wraps are now ready.

To make the Frankie
Spread little of the filling on the cooked wrap.

Sprinkle onions and chaat masala over it. You can add cheese as well if required.

Fold the Frankie. Cover the bottom with an aluminium foil. Smear some sauce over it. Serve them hot.