Veg Frankie & Masala Pav, Exploring the flavours of two popular Indian Street Foods.

Posted on January 6th, 2023 04:50 PM
frankie and masala pav

Have you ever been tantalized by the inviting aroma of Indian street food?  It has a unique and irresistible taste that draws people in from all around the world.  Indian street food has long been a source of fascination for many - the vibrant colours, the delicious aromas, presence of flavoruous masala powders and the irresistible taste! Whether it’s a quick snack or a full meal, these dishes bring out the best in flavour and texture.

If you are finding ‘The Best Indian Food near me’ you can get it in your kitchen itself. This blog shares the recipe for two popular Indian street foods, Frankie and Masala Pav.

Popular Indian wrap, Frankie:

Frankie is a type of Indian street food that is similar to a burrito. It is made with a flour tortilla that is filled with various vegetables and spices. The most common fillings for Frankie include potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and chickpeas. Frankie is typically served with chutney or sauce on the side. It can also be ordered without any sauce or condiments, although this is less common.

Today, Frankie is widely available across India and has become a popular street food snack. It is normally available in Frankie stalls on streets, beaches or outside parks. Frankie rolls are mostly prepared for breakfast or small meals served in tiffin boxes for children and working professionals. in Frankie stalls on streets, beaches or outside parks. Frankie rolls are mostly prepared for breakfast or small meals served in tiffin boxes for children and working professionals. Let’s check out street style Veg Frankie recipe.

Ingredients of Frankie:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed)
  • Garlic Paste
  • Chopped ginger, green chilli
  • Coriander Powder
  • Turmeric Powder 
  • Asafoetida
  • Garam Masala
  • Frankie Masala
  • Himalaya Pink Salt
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 3 wheat/maida chapati or wraps
  • Thin Chopped / Grated vegetables like onions, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, bell pepper
  • Green Chutney / Schezwan Chutney
  • Green Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • Cheese
Veg Frankie Roll Recipe:
  1. In a pan, heat oil and add Garlic Paste, chopped ginger, green chilli, coriander powder, turmeric powder, Garam Masala and asafoetida saute for half a minute.
  2. Now add the mashed potatoes and mix everything properly, cook it for a minute then add Frankie Masala, Himalaya Pink Salt and coriander leaves in the stuffing. Once it is cool to touch, divide it into equal portions and shape it into a cylindrical log.
  3. Heat a flat pan on medium heat, add some butter and oil then place the wheat/ maida roti on one side of the pan and the vegetables on the other side. (vegetables like  onions, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper) and partially cook the roti and vegetables.
  4. Fry the potato rolls on the pan from all sides till they get golden brown in colour. Remove it to a plate.
  5. Once the roti is partially cooked from both sides, apply green chutney / schezwan chutney on the roti. On one side of the roti, put potato roll and top it with vegetables (half cooked), green chilli and one teaspoon vinegar. You can also add cheese to make it more cheesy.
  6. Cover the roti from both sides to make a roll by keeping one side open and the other bottom side closed and let it cook in oil on a hot pan.

Spicy and exciting MASALA PAV:

Masala pav is a famous Indian street food from Mumbai that consists of pav bread (a type of soft, round bread) that is topped with various spices, vegetables and sauces. It is typically served hot and can be found in many different parts of India.

The Masala Pav recipe has sliced pav stuffed with a buttery, spiced onion-tomato-capsicum filling. Let’s see how to make Mumbai street style masala pav.

Ingredients of Masala Pav:
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Small Capsicum
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Grated Beetroot
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Cumin Powder
  • Himalaya Pink Salt to taste
  • Water as Require
  • 1 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Some pieces of Pav
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
For Instant Cheese Sauce:
Street style Masala Pav recipe:
  • Rinse and finely chop 1 medium onion, 2 medium tomatoes and 1 medium capsicum.
  • Now, take a medium or large-sized tawa. Put a tbsp of oil and  1 tbsp of butter on it. Let it melt. Add some cumin seeds.
  • Then, add the crushed ginger garlic paste. Stir and sauté for a few seconds until the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.
  • Add the finely chopped onions, capsicums, and grated beetroot and let it cook till they turn translucent and soften. Add finely chopped tomatoes, stir and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes on medium-low to medium heat. You can smash all the vegetables to make the bhaji more smooth.
  • Next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chilli powder and 3 to 4 teaspoons Pav Bhaji Masala.
  • Add Himalaya Pink Salt, water, and coriander leaves and stir well so that all spices are evenly mixed. The mixture will thicken and reduce as it simmers.
  • Add all the pieces of Pav in the bhaji and stir it well. Squeeze lemon juice on it and garnish it with coriander leaves. Your Masala Pav is ready.
  • In a pan take some whole milk and add Creamy Alfredo White Pasta Sauce Mix and prepare a white creamy sauce.
  • Pour the white sauce on Masala Pav to give it a creamy flavour and texture. You can even sprinkle some grated cheese.

Summing it up:

Next time when you want to prepare some street food at home do give these recipes a try.


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