Frankie – Mumbai Style

Frankie – Mumbai Style

My and husband I had a craving for these yummy Frankies that we would happily scarf down when we were in Mumbai, they were simply finger licking delicious. So I decided to make them, this was my first attempt to try out the recipe that I found on this website. The recipe below is a slight variation. I didn’t realize how easy they are to make so I hope you will try them too. Frankies have been around for as long as I can remember, I ate a Frankie for the first time in 1994, a delectable and cheap street food that I highly recommend trying if you ever happen to be in Mumbai. I promise that you won’t regret it, but do carry antacids if you aren’t used to street food.

The recipe below makes 8-9 Frankies.

4 potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed
1 onion diced
4-5 green chillies (Adjust the number based on the level of your tolerance)
3-4 Tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of red chilli powder
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of garam masala
juice of a lemon
salt to taste
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water
2 egg whites beaten

Boil the potatoes in a deep bottomed vessel for around 20-25 minutes or until they are soft. While the potatoes are boiling dice the onions and chop the garlic, ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves finely.

Heat around 3 Tbsp of oil in a saucepan for about 20 seconds, and then add the chopped onions; saute till they become pink and translucent. Next, add garlic and ginger and fry for a few seconds. Add the turmeric, red chilli, cumin, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix thoroughly and reduce the flame to low and let the mixture cook for around 30-45 seconds so the spices release a pleasant aroma . Add the green chillies and coriander leaves. Remove from the heat.

Knead the flour to make the dough for the rotis.
Peel and mash the boiled potatoes with salt to taste. Add the mashed potatoes to the onion, ginger, garlic mixture; mix thoroughly. Cool and add squeeze the juice of a lemon.

Take a small amount of dough and make it into a smooth round ball. Flatten the ball on some flour and then roll it out to make a roti.

Heat a skillet, drizzle a little oil, place the rolled out roti on the skillet. Brush some oil and then the egg. Flip the roti and then brush the egg on the other side as well. Cook till both sides are slightly browned and have a crispy texture.

Place the potato mixture on the roti, add some onion and make a roll. Serve with garlic yogurt dip.