Vegetable Loaded Cheese Frankie

Imagine this... A tortilla placed over a pan with a cracked egg, so the egg starts cooking and sticks to the tortilla. Now flip the tortilla with the egg side on top and fill it with spiced tender cooked veggies, topped it with cheese.. wrap and seal the edges with some more cheese and grill the wrap so the cheese melts and seals in with the filling..

This is the Indian version of a food that is easy to eat while you are on the go or in a rush and don't have time to have an elaborate sit down meal.. Not that anyone is going to stop you from sitting down and admiring and enjoying your vegetable loaded cheese frankie.

Baby corn10
Carrot1 Medium
Chili Powder1 tsp
Flat Beans10
Grated Cheese4 tbsp
Oil2 tbsp
Onion1 medium
SaltTo taste
Tender-stem Broccolli7
Tortilla3 large
Turmeric Powder1 tsp

  1. Prep: Chop all the vegetables finely and slice the onions. 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 vegetables, turmeric powder and chili powder. Continue to saute till the vegetables soften and cook. Sprinkle a little water if required. I like to leave the vegetables half-done if you like a crunch in the roll. 
  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 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 frankie hot as a whole or cut into two halves to serve. 

    1. Tenderstem broccoli is a smaller version of the regular broccoli with smaller florets and thin longer stem. If you do not get tender-stem broccolli, use a regular broccoli and chop it fine. 
    2. You can replace the tortilla with any type of flat bread like Chapatti, naan, paratha etc.. that are easy to roll without breaking apart. 
    3. 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. 
    4. Cheese added at the end of the folding process acts as glue to hold the frankie together.
    5. A separate link with instructions on how to wrap a frankie will be posted shortly. 


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