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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Paneer - Potato Frankie

To me Frankie is vegetables covered in warm wheat blanket. I remember when I was very little, that is what we called it because of the way my aunt wrapped it around vegetables. These frankies were so delicious, I still remember the taste. I mostly had Chinese-flavored frankie in India. I am not sure of the origin of frankie but I would like to think they are Indian version of wraps which are usually spicy and grilled. One can make frankies with tortilla, roti, or even with crepe batter. It is a perfect afternoon snack, picnic snack, or morning breakfast.

Paneer and potato are always great together. The use of tamarind and touch of brown sugar in the filling tastes like heaven to me. It is spicy at first and then as you chew on it is savory and sweet.


-- For Rotis

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Sat to taste
  • Water for the dough

-- For Filling

  • 1 cup Paneer, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cup Potato, boiled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 2 Shallots, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt to taste


1. In food processor, combine flours, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt. Pulse the food processor first to mix all the dry ingredients.

2.Now add oil and water, and make soft dough. Seal it in a plastic wrap and keep aside.

3. In bowl, mix boiled potato cubes, paneer cubes, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, brown sugar, and garam masala.

4. Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds, shallots, garlic, and saute for 2-3 min.

5. Add potato, and paneer mix in shallots. Mix and cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally.

6. In the mean time make rotis out of the dough.

7. In small bowl, take tamrind paste and add little water, for thin it out tamrind paste.

8. Pour tamarind in pan, mix and cook without for 2 minutes.

-- For Frankie Assembly

1.On hot tawa, heat roties for 30 seconds on both sides.

2. On flat surface, place roties and put spoonful of potato and paneer mixer.

3. Fold the edges from all sides but one.

4. Heat little oil in tawa and put frankie on it.

5. Cook until both sides get little brown.

6. Serve hot with tomato ketchup, tamarind chutney.


Tip: Make sure to eat when its hot because after some time it might get a little soggy.

This is my entry to Divya's Global Kadai: Indian Flavored Burritos & Wraps.



kitchen queen said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy and tempting and inviting frankie.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks tasty farnkie..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

yum, yum, yum, Must try it. Great click too. said...

Childhood memories are often triggered by our fav dishes.These wraps look delicious.

PS said...

good idea for evening snack.. will try it soon..

Cham said...

That is a different filling! Great food on the go!

PranisKitchen said...

paneer potato frankie looks very delicious.its a best combination.very well explained.
First time ur blog..u have a very good collection of veggie recipes..following u
if u get a chance visit our blog too

Priti said...

This is cool snack, main course...cools yummy....

Uma said...

Please pass me one. looks so appetizing!!

Cooking Foodie said...

Your description if the dish is making my mouth water! Great recipe... the ketchup design is cute

Laavanya said...

Oh boy that is delicious. I once had a schezuan paneer frankie and absolutely loved it!

Gulmohar said...

awesome wraps..loved your filling :-)

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely recipe Madhavi. You could send this toe global kadai event going on in my blog if u like :)

Cooking Foodie said...

Hi Madhavi - thanks fr your comment on Veg Kadhai Paneer. Fr some weird reason blogger didnt post the comment when i clicked publish - i had 3 other comments which published. I am sorry about that and trying to figure out what happened.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful presentaion, must be very fulfilling meal, looks yummm.

Pavithra Srihari said...

wrap looks very delicious ... Yummmyyyyy ...

Pavithra Srihari said...

hey forgot to mention . that arts with sauces are really good

Ann said...

franki roll is one of my top fav thing.. love the stuffing. Looks so delicious.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmhm looks so yummmy:)

Padhu said...

Looks tasty and yummy!!

Sukanya said...

Look so yummy and nutritious and I like your presentation especially what you did with the sauce.

Indranee said...

I wud love to have this now...looks delicious!

Deepti said...

Yummy filling n frankies luks gr8...first time on ur blog...nice collection dear.

mita said...

Wow.. very yummmm recipe... surely try it

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Jagruti said...

Yummy and delicious Frankie...great in western country..still you can have shaak-rotli in a roll, don't have to have sandwiches..:-))))

Divya Vikram said...

Hi Madhavi, Saw your fotos with Giada! I havent received the mail with wrap details yet. Can you send please send them. Thanks.

phanitha said...

mouthwatering Frankie..

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo pass on to me those frankies yaar..looks superb..