How to make Desi Frankie -

Boiled potatoes and vegetable mixed together, shaped into rolls and rolled in spicy atta rotis.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Poolatsya Maliwad.

Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Cabbage (बंदगोभी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Desi Frankie

Desi Frankie Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Desi Frankie Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 3 cup

  • Cabbage grated 500 grams

  • Ginger roughly chopped 1 piece

  • Green chillies 10

  • Carrots grated 4 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoon

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 4 medium

  • Cauliflower boiled and mashed 250 grams

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chutney to serve

  • Butter 2 tablespoon


Step 1

Grind half of the chillies, ginger to a fine paste with sufficient water.Grind remaining chillies to a fine paste with sufficient water.

Step 2

Mix together whole wheat flour, ginger- green chilli paste, cabbage, carrots, salt and two tablespoons oil. Add sufficient water and knead into soft dough. Divide the mixture into small portions and roll out into thin roti.

Step 3

Roast the rotis on tawa till three fourth done. Mix potatoes, cauliflower, green peas, garam masala, salt in a bowl. Divide into small portion and shape into rolls.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a non stick pan. Shallow fry the rolls till golden brown in colour. Apply green chutney evenly on the chapati.

Step 5

Place the prepared roll in the centre and roll. Heat butter in a non stick pan and roast the frankie for two to three minutes on both sides. Cut into small pieces and serve hot.

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