Monday, June 27, 2011

Paneer Frankie / Veg Kathi Roll

When I was working in Hyderabad, I used to have frankies at a regular basis in my office cafeteria. I love them!!! . Now staying in US, I really miss this street food item. 

I taught why not try in our home, and made this yummy snack this weekend. I and my husband enjoyed them a lot!!!

Frankie’s or Kathi Rolls is Street food item from India. These looks like wraps and they can be filled with a variety of ingredients like vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, potatoes or paneer. I made paneer franky and learnt this recipe from showmethecurry cooking site.

We can use any variety of chuntey as a spread for roti. I used green chutney, sliced the Frankie’s into cute pieces and wrapped them with silver foil / to hold properly. To make these quick we can use tortillas or regular left-over Chapatis instead of roti’s.

Source :


For 5 Frankie’s

For Roti’s
All purpose flour -1 cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Potato – 1 small boiled, peeled and mashed

For Filling
Paneer – 10oz/100grams mashed into small pieces
Potato – 2 small no boiled peeled and mashed
Green chillies – 2 no chopped
Chaat Powder – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Oil – 2 tsps
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder– ½ tsp

For Garnish
Onions – to taste fine sliced
Lemon juice – to taste
Coriander leaves – fine chopped
Green chutney – to taste


  • Combine all purpose flour/maida, salt and mix.
  • Add 1 tsp of oil and rub it into the flour.
  • Add mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Add little water at a time to form soft dough.
  • Knead for couple of minutes.
  • Drizzle a little oil over the dough, cover it and rest if for 15mins
  • Meanwhile prepare filling
  • In a bowl take paneer, mashed potatoes, chaat powder, chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, garam masala powder and mix well and keep aside
  • Now in cooking vessel take oil heat it.
  • Add chopped green chillies and fry for a minute.
  • Now add above paneer, potato mixture and cook for 10 mins by stirring in between.

  • Take off from stove transfer into a bowl and let it cool.
  • Now to make rotis, divide the dough into 5 equal balls.
  • Like chapati’s take one ball flatten it, dust it with some all-purpose flour and make roti’s.
  • Place on the hot Tawa and allow it to cook on both sides till you see the dough color change and bubbles start to appear.
  • Lastly put the cooked rotis on high flame directly and allow it blow up (like pulaka) and keep aside.
  • Add chopped onions, coriander leaves and lemon juice to the above cooled paneer mixture and divide them into 5 parts.
  • Now assemble them to rolls take green chutney spread all over the roti and place the above divided paneer mixture on one side and roll the roti tightly to form a roll.
  • To serve wrap the lower part of the roll in a tissue or foil. 
Sending this to Let's Go Stuffed Series - LGSS hosted by Vastala, Let's Cook - Break Time Snacks hosted by Radhika, Kid's Delight hosted by Champa originally started by srivalli and Bookmarked Recipes hosted by Priya.


  1. yummy rolls..simply love to have that!!bookmarked dear,will surely try this out..

  2. Oh yeah..Def Yummy Sravs.. This is also in my to do list..YUM YUM

  3. wow..rolls looks so perfect and tempting , that I feel like grabbing it from the pic....yum yum

  4. Fantastic rolls dear,luks so tempting...Pass me them:)

  5. Tempting rolls dear...Can have the whole thing....bookmarked...

  6. very yummyy... very tempting very reminded our good days at office ...

  7. Paneer kathi rolls looks perfect and delicious, love to try them.

  8. Perfect rolls, loved the filling.

  9. Yum Yum! Kathi rolls look super delicious..

  10. Kathi rolls look so yummy with a tasty filling...

  11. This is grand Sravs. Kids would love it.

  12. Looks yummy !! I love Frankies too, and def wil bookmark this :) lovely snackbox item too :)

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  13. Love your rolls,, looks perfect and tempting..

  14. Ok Am hungry now looking at them!! :)

  15. They looks super delicious and inviting, feel like having some rite now..

  16. Tempting rolls Sravs!! Loved the filling!!! Reminds me of the one I had in mumbai..Loved it :)
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  17. wow...another first class recipe...looks fab dear..:)
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  18. I love kathi rolls..!! Urs looks so inviting and flavorful!!

  19. OOh love the stuffing inside the rolls. Best one to pack for the lunch box

  20. Lovely looking rolls, looks super filling.

  21. Tempting rolls,love the stuffing inside,delicious

  22. Bookmarked! Need I say more? Yes. Absolutely delicious. Never thought of this way of making franky. Thanks

  23. Thanks Sravs for linking it to our bookmarked event. I am drooling over it. Technically dear, this doesn't qualify as you posted this recipe yesterday and for bookmarked every tuesday event, your recipe has to be posted on Tuesday.

  24. I love these katti rolls. it used to b my fav. i am going to try this at home. am drooling here. bookmarking it rightaway.:-) am glad to follow your blog.

  25. very new recipe to me .... looks very tempting delicious sravani .... with wonderful presentation ...

  26. Simply superb. Nice to see that you have linked it to LGSS_Paneer. You have entered my name as Vatsi.....I'm confused about it. How come you wrote this name. Please reply me back.
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  27. made yummy paneer frankie...I am craving for this now. The recipe is just perfect!

  28. I want now :)..looks so perfect and delicious..yumm!!

  29. I am a big fan of Paneer Frankies,yours looks so perfect and yum.

  30. I love these frankies. Best for lunch boxes :D

  31. Wish I could get hold of one of your wraps now... looks too tempting!

  32. wow.the roll looks absolutely delicious and tempting...I feel like grabbing one from the screen

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  36. Kathiroll is one of my favourites! Yours looks great :) I make it often as i never manage to set paneer properly and get a crumbled one, making it perfect for this! chowringhee kathi roll

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