Veg Kathi Rolls (Frankies)

Kathi rolls or “Frankie” as they are popularly known, are famous all across India. They differ in terms of size, form, ingredients used and various other aspects. Mine is a typical Mumbai street food inspired Frankie that uses regular day-to-day ingredients, yet tastes dynamic. They form a classic combination when served along with ketchup or a mint-coriander chutney and are perfect for a foodie like you and me. The cheese is however, the star of the recipe, as it elevates the texture and taste of every single ingredient and the whole frankie experience itself. I recommend these rolls for take away lunches or even when you want to bring a road side twist to a party. Sounds great, doesn’t it? I am sure you will like it more than the words describe it. ❤ 🙂 So why not go ahead and make these quick and delicious road side kathi rolls yourself!? Let me walk you through the recipe..

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes

This recipe is for 3-4 servings.


  • 4-5 medium-sized boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped capsicum
  • 1 chilli- chopped, 1 inch ginger chopped, 2 cloves of garlic- chopped. (Use a paste of the three if you don’t like to bite into them)
  • 1/4 cup of carrot finely chopped
  • Spices and flavourings: cumin seed powder- 1/2 tbsp, red chilli powder- 1/2 tbsp, turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp, chat masala- 1/2 tbsp, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, salt and pepper – to taste.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Dough: plain flour- 1.5 cups , warm water- 1/2- 3/4 cup, salt – 1 tsp, 1 tsp of oil.



  1. First step is to prepare the dough. Mix the flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Then gradually add water and knead using your hands to form a smooth dough.
  2. Next, prepare the stuffing. Start by mashing the potatoes in a bowl and keep aside. Then heat some oil in a pan, and fry the ginger, garlic, chilli and onion until tender. Throw in the rest of the vegetables with salt and fry until well cooked. Add the cumin seed powder, red chilli powder, salt, pepper, turmeric powder and the mashed potatoes.
  3. Stir the mixture well and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice, chat masala, coriander leaves. Mix and leave aside.FullSizeRender-15.jpg
  4. The next step is to form the frankie.. Take a small portion of the prepared dough and roll out into a thin disc. Like this: FullSizeRender-14.jpgDo not panic if it is not perfectly round, a rough shape like in the picture above will do.
  5. Once you have formed it into a disc, heat up a pan and dry roast the rolled out dough. Once it has been cooked on one side, flip and apply ketchup or coriander mint chutney and then some of the filling mixture on the cooked side. Sprinkle some chopped onion on top and some more chat masala.. Wait for the other side to get cooked. Then roll into a frankie.
  6. Alternatively, you can cook the flour tortilla first and then apply the mixture and the rest of the ingredients as I have done. You can grate some cheese on top (I didn’t have any on hand so I had to get away without cheese 😦  )


Roll tightly and serve hot!


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