Amchur Potato Frankie

Indian flat breads like paratha's, rotis etc.. are generally enjoyed with a spicy curry and is a staple meal. This meal however is not really fast food that you can eat on the go. So, I guess someone was ingenious enough to package the curry into the roti and sell it as the Indian version of a wrap like a Mexican burrito wrap. Hence, was born the Kati roll also known fondly as the frankie. 

Ok, I just made all that up guys.. I don't really know how or when the Kati roll or the frankie was born but it sure is an genius way to convert a traditional sit down dish into a easy grab and eat on the go fast food. 

This recipe is let's say an Indo-Mexican fusion. Take an chunky, tangy Indian spiced filling and wrap it into a Mexican tortilla with some cheese and toast it with a generous egg wash coating and there you have it the 'Amchur Potato Frankie'.

Amchur Powder1 tbsp
Chili Powder1 tsp
Grated Cheese4 tbsp
Oil2 tbsp
Onion1 medium
Potato2 medium
SaltTo taste
Tortilla2 large

  1. Prep: Chop the potatoes and onion finely. Beat the egg  in a bowl and keep it separate.
  2. Make the filling: Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Saute the onions till they turn translucent and then add the chopped potatoes, amchur powder and chili powder. Continue to saute till the potatoes soften and cook. Add salt as required.
  3. Assemble: Heat a flat pan on low flame and place the tortilla over it. Now egg wash the upper side of the tortilla generously with half an egg and then flip the tortilla such that the egg washed side is the side on the pan. While the egg cooks and gives a nice color to the frankie, spoon in 3 to 4 heaped tablespoons of the filling over the center of the tortilla and then add in one tbsp of grated cheese. Now wrap the tortilla. To seal the open edge sprinkle some cheese at the edge and place the tortilla at an angle such that the cheese melts and holds the tortilla together. 
  4. Serve the tortilla hot as a whole or cut into two halves to serve. 

    1. Amchur powder is dried mango powder and it gives a sweet sour tangy taste. If you do not have this powder, swap it with chaat masala or a curry powder of your choice.
    2. When the potatoes are cooked they will have a nice crispy coating on the outside and will be soft enough to be cut using a spoon.
    3. You can replace the tortilla with any type of flat bread like Chapatti, naan, paratha etc.. that are easy to roll without breaking apart. 
    4. Using egg wash is optional, skip this step if you do not eat eggs. 
    5. Adding cheese to this dish is completely optional. The cheese we used for this recipe was a mixture of grated cheddar and mozzarella. You can use any variety that you enjoy. 
    6. Cheese added at the end of the folding process acts as glue to hold the frankie together.
    7. A separate link with instructions on how to wrap a frankie will be posted shortly. 


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