March 29, 2013

Aloo Frankie / Kati Roll

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People from Bombay need no introduction to Frankie. For others with a little question mark on the face,Frankie most commonly known as Kati Roll is a very popular street side food.

Its a  roti/paratha filled in with spicy yummy tasty fillings.Vegetarian fillings consists of mashed potatoes or paneer  as the main ingredient with a garnish of grated cheese,onions ,cilantro and chat masala.For non vegetarians,potato filling can be substituted with minced meat,chicken etc.

Having grown up in Mumbai,I used to have frankie with my friends when we used to go out during our college days.Later in Bangalore,after marriage me and hubby used to have yummy kati rolls at a joint near our home .But after coming here to US ,I just missed frankie and kati roll very badly.So decided to make it from scratch.

I had read this recipe in one of Tarla Dalal's cook book.I made a little changes to suit our taste. 

Preparation Time : 1 hr
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes about 6-7 frankies

Aloo Frankie / Kathi Roll


For the Paratha / Roti

1 cup Maida / APF
1/2 cup wheat flour
pinch of salt.

For the filling
3-4 boiled potatoes mashed
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp chat masala
1 tsp garam masala
ginger garlic paste
2 tbsp oil / butter

fresh corriander chopped
salt to taste

For the Garnishing
1 medium sized onion chopped
chopped corriander
1 tsp chat masala
pinch of salt
1 cup Grated cheese


For the Rotis /Parathas

  • Knead a smooth soft dough using the ingredients under the For the Paratha section and keep aside for half an hour in a closed container.
  • Pinch out lemon sized balls and roll them into rotis.
  • Cook the rotis using oil like how you would cook the normal chapatis /parathas.
Note: You can also use the normal wheat rotis if you are concerned about using maida/APF
For the Filling
  • In a kadai /wok,heat the oil / butter and saute the onion and ginger garlic paste.
  • Add in the potatoes,garam masala,red chilli powder,chat masala and mix well and saute for about 2 mins.Adjust spice levels as per your taste.
  • Add the corriander and mix well and keep aside.
How to make the Frankie/Kati Roll
  • Place the rotis on a clean dry surface.
  • Spread the potato filling in the center of the roti in a single row.
  • Sprinkle some chat powder all over the filling (optional)
  • Spread a little of the onion mixture and cheese on top.
  • Wrap and roll it tightly and serve immediately with tomato sauce .
  • Repeat the same steps for the other rotis as well.

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