Monday, 24 March 2014

Potato Wraps with mint chutney/ Bombay Aloo Frankie/ Veg Frankie

Potato Wraps with mint chutney/ Bombay Aloo Frankie/ Veg Wraps
Potato Wraps/ Bombay Aloo Frankie/ Veg Frankie
Potato Wraps/ Bombay Aloo Frankie/ Veg Frankie

Indian flat bread made with plain flour, stuffed with potato and veggies, a delicious snack or help yourself supper.
Potato Wrap
Potato Wraps/ Bombay Aloo Frankie/ Veg Frankie

I haven’t posted something for a long time and that’s because I have just been up to something crazy that you’ll soon find out, and the other reason is I have been busy cleaning  or should I say spring cleaning. I love cleaning as much as I love cooking, with a difference of getting cleaning swings just like mood swings and I have to have to clean. But nothing lasts forever, and so I have to admit it’s still quite messy only a little less cluttered.  Speaking of cluttered, takes me back to the streets of   Borivali station, where every evening on my way back from work I waited  in the busy  crowded station filled with people, children, stalls  and  what not ( in other words cluttered) to have  my favorite Bombay aloo sandwich.  To be honest I did not mind the wait at all, it was so good, and so was the owner he knew by default what I was going to order. Not to mention, this recipe is inspired by the street food of Mumbai.

It’s simple, delicious and you can add your own variations. Make your own wraps from a scratch or buy ready-made chapattis or tortillas. Same goes for the mint chutney. 
Frankie Dough
Frankie Dough 

However you choose to make it, please don’t forget the most important element of this veggie Frankie, potato and green pepper filling, cos you will love it.
Potato and Green Pepper ( capsicum) Filling
Potato and Green Pepper ( capsicum) Filling

And since I always add a few of my own touches to the dish, which are not essential but are fun; cut your cucumber into match sticks. Stack up sliced cucumbers and cut diagonally to make thin match sticks.
This would prevent your Frankie from tearing up, plus it looks pretty on the platter.

Cucumber chopped into match sticks
Cucumber Match sticks

Makes: 6

Potato- 3 no’s,
Green Pepper/ Capsicum- 1 , Sliced
Onion- 1, finely chopped
Mustard seeds-½ tsp
Cumin seeds-½ tsp
Green Chilly – ½ finely chopped
Ginger shredded- ½ tsp.
Turmeric- 1/2tsp
Coriander powder- ½ tsp
Garam Masala- ½ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste

For serving:
Mint Chutney
Tomato Ketchup
Shredded Lettuce
Coriander/ Cilantro
Chaat Masala or Lemon
Cheese (optional)
Tortillas/ Chapatti - 6

For the Maida roti/ wrap (makes -6):
Plain flour/ Maida- ½ cup + extra for kneading and rolling out rotis/ wraps.
Whole wheat flour – 3 tbsp.
Oil – 1 tsp
Yogurt/ curd – 1 heaped tbsp.
Salt – ½ tsp.
Water to knead dough


To make the wraps:
Mix the plain flour, wheat flour, oil, yogurt and salt. Add water a tbsp. at a time to make the dough.
Cover with a damp cloth and leave aside. (15 min to an hour, resting the dough makes it more pliable)
Dust some flour on the work top, and knead the dough.
Make dough balls, and roll out the dough evenly (about the thickness of chapatti or tortilla)
Heat the griddle/ tawa/pan; cook in on medium to high heat, just until both sides are cooked.
Place in a foil, and smear some oil or butter if you like.
Wraps/Maida roti

For the filling:
Boil the potatoes (or pressure cook for 3 whistles) just until cooked, peel and dice.
Heat a tbsp. of oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds allow to splutter, add the onions, green chilly, ginger and sauté for a minute.
Stir in the green peppers, cook for 3 to 4 minutes, (it should remain crispy, crunchy and green).
Finally add the potatoes, spices and salt to taste sauté for a few more minutes and leave aside.

To serve:
Chop and place the salad, mint chutney, ketchup in bowls and let everyone make their own wraps with their choice and quantity of fillings or
make your own wraps

 Smear the wrap/ roti with mint chutney, place the filling in the center, top it with salad, sprinkle over chaat masala, and some ketchup. Fold it and seal one end with silver foil and serve!

make your own wraps
Make your own wraps


Bombay Aloo Frankie
Bombay Aloo Frankie