Vegetarian Frankies

“Frankies” are another popular Indian street snack first introduced in Mumbai many, many years ago. It is similar to a “kati” roll and comprises egg-washed flat bread, chutney, spices, onions and any kind of meat and/or a mix of veggies. The “Frankie” is a great way to get a healthy serving of  protein, carbs and vegetables all in one convenient, kid-friendly roll or snack wrap!

I prefer Missoni tortillas or Malaysian “Kawan” brand rotis which are easily available at any Indian grocery store. You could also make Indian bread at home, but let me be honest, I am just too lazy to roll out “chappatis”.  If you like, you can also skip the  egg wash for the pure vegetarian experience.


4 -5 potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed ( I like to use Yukon Gold)
1/4 cup french beans chopped
1/4 cup carrots chopped
1/4 cup frozen peas
3/4  teaspoon “aamchur powder” dry mango powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro (finely chopped)
2 green chillies finely chopped
5 to 6 slices of white bread soaked in water, squeeze tightly and remove the water and add to the mixture
salt to taste
1 egg beaten (optional)
Green chutney – store bought or home made
Tamarind chutney -store bought or home made
Onion mixture- 1 onion chopped, 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped, 2 green chillies chopped, juice of 1/2 a lime, sugar and salt to taste


Boil, peel and mash and keep potatoes aside. Boil carrots, beans and green peas and add to the mashed potatoes.

Add the chopped cilantro, green chilly, garam masala and dry mango powder to the mixture. Soak bread slices in water and quickly remove and squeeze all the water out of it and add to the above mix. Add salt to taste.
Mix and keep aside.

Shallow fry the vegetable “tikkis” in a pan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil on medium heat . Fry for 4 minutes on each side.

Fry and keep aside.

On a hot pan, heat the tortilla and pour 1 tablespoon of the egg on one side. Flip the tortilla and let the egg cook.

Arrange the potato “tikkis” on the tortilla and put the green chutney, tamarind chutney and onion mixture.

Roll and serve with extra sauce on the side. Enjoy!!!Option: Serve these “tikkis” plain as a snack too.

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