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Monday, April 15, 2013

Chicken Frankie

Chicken Frankie is a popular snack served on the streets of Mumbai. A crispy egg coated tortilla stuffed with spicy and tangy chicken filling along with fresh and crunchy salad. Well that sounds like a complete meal and a healthy version of fast food.


For stuffing:

  • 500 gms boneless chicken finely chopped
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 big tomato sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste/ shredded
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp each coriander and mint leaves chopped
  • 4 tbsp oil

1) Heat oil in a sauce pan and fry onion till soft. Then add ginger and garlic and saute for 1 min.
2) Now add tomatoes along with all the spice powders and fry well.
3) Add the chicken pieces and cook in spices till done along with salt.
4) When chicken is cooked through add coriander and mint leaves, check the seasoning and turn off the heat.

For tortilla ( 10 maida rotis)

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • Enough water to make a dough

Mix all of the above ingredients to a soft smooth dough and rest it for 15min. Make thin tortillas and half roast them on hot pan and set aside.

For Salad:

  • 1 capsicum finely julienned
  • 1 carrot finely julienned
  • 1 cup cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chat masala powder
  • Salt 

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl and chill in the refrigerator.

For mint chutney (Grind to a smooth dry paste)

  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 slice of white bread
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


Method to make frankies:

  1. Take a tortilla (roti) and place on a hot pan. Spread a thin layer of beaten egg about 1 tbsp over the roti on both sides and cook till u get a golden glaze. Remove from heat.
  2. Now take the egg coated roti and spread mint chutney all over. Place 2 tbsp of chicken mixture and some salad and neatly roll the roti and stick the end part with raw egg.
  3. Once again place this roll on hot pan and slightly roast on all sides.
  4. Serve hot.

Serves 5 to 6

Tips: You can add any filling of your choice instead of chicken, like paneer, mix veg, mutton, mince.
Can also add some grated cheese to make it more rich.


  1. Hi... Tried this frankie last nite . it was a great hit.i didnt get any for myself... My husband and son ate it all. Thanks for the recipe

  2. Thanks Iris. I am glad you liked it. More recipe coming soon.

  3. Thanks Iris. I am glad you liked it. More recipe coming soon.