Mumbai Street Food Style Chicken Frankie

 Mumbai Street Food Style Chicken Frankie

Chicken Frankie is a wrap that consists of an omlette like layer inside the wrap, with a chicken filling inside which is finished off with a dash of pickled onion and green chilli and a sprinkle of Frankie masala powder, unlike other wraps, this one is chatpatta which means it is spicy and tangy.

Frankie is usually made with a roti made from maida dough, I have used here tortilla wraps as it was more accessible to me. I have used tender chicken breasts, you may use boneless chicken thighs, as there is no risk of over cooking chicken thighs. On the other hand, if you overcook breast pieces, it may result in a dry texture, if overcooked.

Preferably prepare the filling a day ahead, as it helps in the flavors of the masala to steep in the chicken pieces and store in the refrigerator overnight. Chicken frankie is very filling and with the omlette inside, makes it a complete meal. So you may have it as a snack or as a meal. I am sure you will fall in love with the flavors.

Ingredients: (makes 3)

  • 4 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/2 an Onion, thinly sliced 
  • 2 Green  Chillies
  • Salt, as required
  • 250 gms Boneless chicken, cubed
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped finely
  • Salt, as required
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste 
  • 1/4 Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmir Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Water  
  • 2-3 Large Eggs
  • Ready made/ Homemade roti or paratha
  • 2 tbsp Butter 
  • 2 tbsp Frankie masala powder **
  • Butter paper for wrapping the frankie


  1. In a small bowl, add in the sliced onions, chopped green chillies, white vinegar and salt. Mix and set aside.
  2. In a large pan/wok, pour vegetable oil and add in the chopped onions, add salt as required and allow the onions to become translucent.
  3. Next add in the ginger and garlic paste, Sautee until raw aroma disappears.
  4. Next add in the spices and mix well. Add the tomato paste and the chicken cubes,our in a splash of water and allow the chicken to cook well. After 7 minutes, switch off the flame.

  5. In another small bowl, beat an egg with some salt and in a pan, pour vegetable oil, allow to come to a heat, then pour the beaten egg in the pan, once half cooked place in your prepared roti before the egg cooks completely, as the uncooked egg helps to stick onto the paratha/ roti.
  6. Smear the roti with butter, flip and allow to cook. Immediately transfer to a board or a plate and stack the earlier prepared chicken filling to a side of the omlette-roti and add in the pickled onion and green chillies over the chicken filling and sprinkle the frankie masala powder as required. Now slowly roll the frankie from the side and halfway through, roll one of the long ends inward and roll the frankie wrap, now using a butter paper wrap the chicken frankie. 

  7. Serve hot and enjoy with pickled veggies.

**Homemade Frankie Masala powder:
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tbsp Dry mango powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Salt/ Normal Salt
Mix all spices and store in an air tight container.



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