Frankie: A Perfect Solution For Your Cravings

Sometimes we crave things that have veggies, chicken, and masala, and not every time we get to sate our cravings. But there is one thing that is not only pocket friendly but also could be found easily on any Indian city street. I hope you have guessed what we are talking about. Yes, it’s Frankie. Frankie is flatbread often coated in egg and fried until golden. With a stuffing of veggies or chicken or mutton having a zing of spices like cumin ground coriander, ginger, mango powder, and chaat masala, Frankie is an ultimate destination for foodies.  


Let us take a minute to appreciate the inventor of Frankie i.e. Amarjeet Singh Tibb. This story began in 1967 when National-level Hockey player and Pharmacist Amarjeet Singh Tibb was in Beirut. He tasted a Lebanese Pita roll there and immediately decided to create one as per Bombay’s taste. It took him two years to transform his idea into reality. With proper coordination and execution of his wife Surinder Kaur, they opened Tibb’s Frankie in the year 1969 in Mumbai then Bombay. Their first creation was a Mutton Frankie and it was a total hit, especially among the Parsis. Since all these years, Amarjeet Singh Tibb’s son Charanjit and Jasmit have created an empire. Starting from Mumbai, Tibb’s Frankie has 260 plus outlets worldwide and they are onto opening more outlets in the coming years. 


But have you wondered how Frankie got its name ‘Frankie’? We are here for your rescue. West Indian Cricketer Sir Frank Worrell was a legend those days. In one of the India-West India matches, Worrell hit a six. Tibbs heard someone’s remark ‘What a shot, Frankie’. This was then he decided to give the name ‘Frankie’ to his Indianized Lebanese Pita Roll. Thanks for the shot, Frankie! 

One can make Frankie with or without veggies and with or without chicken or mutton. You can even add spices as per your choice and can have as many variations as you want. Taking to the most basic level, one can have Aalo Frankie or vegetable Frankie. How easy it is. Try making a Veg Frankie on your own with the recipe given below. Thank us later! 


Veg Frankie 



For Aalo Stuffing 

  • 2 tsp oil 
  • ½ capsicum (thinly sliced) 
  • 2 potatoes (boiled, peeled, and mashed) 
  • ¾ cup of crumbled paneer 
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder 
  • ½ tsp chaat masala 
  • ½ tsp chaat masala 
  • Salt to taste 
     Other ingredients 
  • 2 tsp butter 
  • 3 chapatis  
  • 6 tsp tomato sauce 
  • ½ cup thinly chopped lettuce  
  • 1 carrot 
  • ½ thinly chopped onions 
  • 3 tsp green chutney 

  • Take a pan and add oil to it 
  • Sauté capsicum for 2-3 minutes 
  • Then add boiled potatoes and crumbled paneer 
  • Add chili powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala, and salt (as per taste). 
  • Mix well and make cylindrical-shaped sticks 
  • Take a Tawa and add butter to it 
  • Roast chapatis over it until they are warm 
  • After its done, place the chapati on a flat surface 
  • Spread tomato sauce over it 
  • Place lettuce, carrot, and onion in the center of chapati 
  • Place the cylindrical shape stuffing of aloo in the center 
  • Apply green chutney 
  • Fold the bottom up and slowly fold both the sides one after another 
  • Roll into aluminium foil or butter paper covering the Frankie