Sunday, June 22, 2008

Nupur's Frankie

Nupur's blog has been one of my favorite ever since my non-food-blogging days... I grew up in Pune. So very often I used to feel like eating a Maharashtrian dish or two and more often than not, google search would point me to Nupur's blog. I tried several of her recipes which turned out great! and thats how I became a regular visitor...

When Zlamushka of Burnt Mouth announced that the next blog for Tried and Tasted is One Hot Stove, I knew it was going to be easy! coz I have already tried and tasted so many of Nupur's recipes like Thalipeeth , Misal, Grilled Cheese, Indian Style , Onion Bhajji and Pav Bhaji. Now these were before I started my food blog.. so no pictures! (I did make the Pav bhaji recently but it got gobbled up before I could take any pictures!) Since I started the blog I made Veg. Club Sandwich which I blogged about here.

And most recently, I made Nupur's Veg Frankie which as usual turned out to be great!!!

I made some variations.. I didn't use the egg and sliced up the onion instead of mincing them. Oh and used my "tamarind chutney" .. I just love to use it with anything chatpata ;) Here's my version of the recipe (my changes are in italics)

4 flour tortillas/rotis
2 large/3 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and smashed
1 pepper (red or green), diced
1 small onion, sliced
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp red chilli powder/cayenne pepper
4 tsp of my tamarind chutney
salt to taste

To make the filling:
1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.
2. Fry the pepper and boiled potatoes till browned and crispy.
3. Remove pan from heat. Add cilantro, lemon juice and all the spices, tasting to check that the mixture is tangy and well-seasoned. The filling is ready.

To assemble each frankie,
1. Heat a tortilla in a non-stick pan.
2. Remove from pan, spread some tamarind chutney on it.
3. Add some filling on top and then add the sliced onion.

4. Roll it up and serve hot!

It was hard for me to not grab the frankie and eat it up right away while I took the pictures. As you can probably guess, it didn't stay for too long on that plate! :)

Nupur, if I didn't say it in my "silent visitor" days, I want to say it now that you have a wonderful blog and I admire the way you present your recipes! Loved your A-Z recipe series.. and am simply in awe of your knitting escapades right now. Your recipes are delicious and your blog is the one, along with few others, that inspired me to start my own blog! So a very, very big THANK YOU to you!!

This is my entry for Zlamushka's Tried and Tasted

It also goes to MBP: Street Food which is being hosted by Sia at Monsoon Spice this month. MBP was the brainchild of Coffee from The Spice Cafe


delhibelle said...

Vandy, that is so lovely and the imli chutney is a neat idea

Vandy said...

Thanks Rashmi! I didn't have amchur as Nupur had recommended.. so I added imli chutney! and it tasted great :)

zlamushka said...

Hi Vandy,
thank you again for participating. Your version look so temtping, one always hesitates, should I go for original or the one with varieties? I should make both...

Vandy said...

Try it out Z! and let me know how you like it :) Thanks for hosting a great event!