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Vegetable Frankie – Kathi Roll

Vegetable Frankie - Kathi Roll

Vegetable Frankie

Frankies are also known as Kathi Rolls or you may call it wrap. This is a popular Mumbai street food. Frankies are perfect meal for any time, or on the go. These are great vegan treat.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people



  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plain flour, maida
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cups water use as needed

Also Need

  • 1/4 cup flour for rolling
  • 1 tbsp oil for brushing Frankies


  • 2 cups cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrot shredded
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 3/4 cup potatoes mashed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp finely shredded ginger
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


For Filling

  • Heat the oil in sauce pan over medium high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if the seed crack right away oil is ready. Add cumin seeds as seeds crack add the ginger, cilantro and green chili, stir for few seconds.
  • Add tomatoes, and salt cook until tomatoes are tender this will take about 3-4 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add cabbage, carrot, green peas, and bell pepper cook until vegetables are tender not mushy stir vegetables occasionally this should take 5-6 minutes.
  • Add potatoes to the vegetables mix it well. Turn off the heat and mix the garam masala. Filling is ready. Set it aside.

For Roti

  • In a bowl mix whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt and oil. Add water to make firm and smooth dough, adjust the water as needed.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly oiled surface. Dough should not be sticking to the fingers. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Knead the dough again and divide into 6 equal parts. Take one part of the dough and press it both sides in dry flour this will help rolling. Roll it thin into about 9” diameter. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly sprinkle the dry flour.
  • Heat the skillet over medium high. Checks the skillet if it is hot enough. Sprinkle few drops of water over the skillet, water should sizzle. Skillet should not be smoking.
  • Place the roti over skillet for about half a minute, roti will change in the color lightly and puff different places. Flip the roti over, and lightly press, flip it again roti should have light golden color on both sides.
  • Remove the roti from the skillet. Roti is ready. Make all the rotis, cover and set it aside.

Assembling the Frankie

  • Take one roti and put it over a flat surface. Put about ¼ cup of vegetable length wise leaving about 1-1/2 inch from the top and fold it tightly like burrito. Lightly brush the oil both sides of wrap.
  • Heat the skillet over medium heat. Place the Frankie over skillet and lightly brown both sides to nice and crispy.


Serve with Cilantro Chutney or Tamarind Chutney 
Prepare the roti and filling in advance; prepare the Frankies when ready to serve.
You can also use thin tortilla instead of rotie for this recipe, uncooked tortilla works well.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


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34 thoughts on “Vegetable Frankie – Kathi Roll

  1. Hello Manjula, I know I have told you before but we just love your cooking and you have taught me many recipes and I pass them on to whoever wants to learn them to and then I send them to you. Thank you for sharing. I especially love this recipe.

  2. Hi Manjula Aunty! I am a huge fan of your cooking. Reminds me so much about the way my mum’s food used to turn out to be. Your simple homely recipes are food for the soul, and very close to my heart. These frankies look amazing, definitely going to try these. Was wondering if schezwan sauce on the roti would be a good decision. Thanks in advance aunty!

  3. Hello Manjula aunty,

    I tried these rolls and they turned out very yummy.
    The taste and texture was excellent, but only that I couldn’t stick the roll’s end. It was rolling back. Can you please tell me how to properly close the roll’s end?

  4. Hello Manjula aunty,
    I tried this recipe and it turned very yummy.
    I have repeatedly done these rolls, but often I couldn’t seal the roti after filling and rolling. The end rolls back. I tried applying a wet finger to stick the end of the roti to the rolled one, but as it is a fried roti, it didn’t work. Can you tell me any tip to seal it?

  5. Dear Manjula Aunty,
    I tried your Vegetable Kathi Recipe last weekend and it turned out to be amazing! My parents loved it so much that they keep asking for it often! I just had one problem, I couldn’t completely cover the roti! It kept coming off! I think I put too much filling. Please help me as to how much of filling I must put. But the recipe is too good! I love trying out your recepies

    Thank You!!!!

    1. Grishma, Many of the visitors ask the same thing, I believe kids should eat the same as parents are having, for them cook with less spices and oil add later on the spices for yourself. when they are very young and cant chew mix the food and make it little pasty. when they are able chew may be steam some vegetables so they can pick and eat. that’s what i used to do with my boys, they loved dal chawl green beans, roti specially aloo paratha

  6. Hi Manjulaji ,
    Thank u for sharing all the information,
    But I have one question
    Can u pls let me know how u make ROTI,
    Are u using flour or Maida


  7. I tried vegetable Frankie n it turned out absolutely delicious. . All ingredients r perfect n it made my husband very happy. .thank u for nice recipes 🙂

  8. Hi Manuja-ji
    This is a very nice receipe. I had 2 questions.

    1) Can we use only whole wheat flour .
    2)What is the pan you are using for making the filling. Can you give a link here.


  9. Tried this today. Delicious flavour. I wondered if there is a mistake in the written recipe as there is no enough dough to make the roti. Checking the video again, I noticed that you said three quarter cups of all purpose flour while the recipe says one quarter cup of all purpose flour. I think the written recipe needs to be adjusted. Cheers!

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