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Egg Frankie Roll, a healthy Wrap.

My greetings to all who are reading this post. Finally I am back home here after a 20-day vacation to India to escape the harsh summer days of the UAE and to enjoy the rains in my hometown. With the schools re-opening after a gap it is back to packing nutritious lunch for my Jr. The Egg Frankie is one of the favorite lunchbox food in my household.

When living in a multicultural place with many nationalities and the subsequent presence of different cuisine restaurants and food outlets, with kids having specific food liking, it is a balancing act for this mother to give them as much healthy food as possible and also not to deny them convenience food/junk food that all kiddos are so much fond of. I have tried packing their lunch boxes with as healthy and always fresh homemade food with a lot of varieties of Wraps, Frankie, Parathas, Sandwiches, Burgers etc as snack time food or main meals and hence wish to share my recipes here with my Co-sisters, family members and all other readers who have small kids and who wish to introduce some new menu for the daily eating.

Wraps are the best on-the-go food item that can serve as a snack or main meal of the day. Being an Indian, and habituated to eating a complete balanced meal of rice, dal, roti and sabji during both the main meals of the day, I find Wraps as quite filling for the tummy and can become a complete meal with the addition of some accompaniments. The inside filling of the Wraps can be of anything, and this opens up a whole lot of food choices and combinations for us to decide and make use of. The whole family loves eating vegetarian, as well as non-vegetarian Wraps.

I first happened to eat this egg Frankie during my school days in the Coffee shop of my schoolmate. I had never even heard of it before as mother never made it. Her family had newly moved from Delhi and they had opened up a small Coffee and Frankie outlet. Egg rolls, as they are also known as, are very common sight on Delhi streets. The shop sold the best egg and chicken frankies then, freshly made in front of us and occasionally I would parcel them en-route home from school. Now I make these myself in my kitchen and my kids never say no to a frankie breakfast or for the school lunchbox. It is absolutely easy to prepare and the best in taste.

Let us get making these super yum breakfast-Egg Frankies. For the Wraps, I use the whole wheat flour dough for making the roti. You can look up the roti recipe here. One can use refined flour dough too, but I try to keep it as healthy a choice as possible.

INGREDIENTS: To make the dough Rolls: Click link to follow Fulka recipe to make rolls.

Whole wheat flour or Refined Flour: 2 Cups
Water: 1 glass, sufficient to make a medium-stiff dough
Eggs: 3
Onion: 1
Tomato: 1
Optional: Bell peppers-1
Lemon-1
Oil- 2 Tbsp

Seasoning:
Black Pepper powder: 2 Tsp
Chaat Masala: 1 Tbsp
Salt: To Taste

Makes 4-5 depending upon the roll size and thickness. The roll should be bigger and thicker than Fulka.

METHOD:
Make thin slices of the onion and tomato. The bell peppers should also be thinly sliced. Try and keep them the same length as the tomato and onion slices. Season the slices with salt, pepper powder and chaat masala.

Ingredients for making the Frankie rolls.
Ingredients for making the Frankie rolls.

Break the eggs into a bowl, season with salt and pepper and beat using a whisk. keep this ready.

Follow the Fulka recipe, and roll out the dough to make a 8”-9” chappati (own preference). Heat a fry pan and put the chappati and cook on both sides, then pour the beaten egg mix on the roti and as the egg gets cooked add the oil.

Roti with beaten egg
Roti with beaten egg

Flip the egg part down and apply oil to top part of the roll, take care not to burn the egg. Flip the roll and let the bottom part get bit crisper, then remove from pan. Make all the Frankie rolls and keep.

Prepare the roll with the onion tomato filling.
Prepare the roll with the onion tomato filling.

Squeeze lemon juice, sprinkle salt, pepper, and chaat masala on the Frankie roll. Put the seasoned onion,tomato, and bell pepper slices on the Frankie and tightly roll it.

Egg Frankie Rolls
Egg Frankie Rolls

NOTE: One could use finely chopped green chilies or sprinkle red chili flakes on the frankie roll to make them more hot in taste. Adding Tandoori Chicken (for recipe click here) chunks inside the roll also makes them very tasty.

Tip: The bottom surface of the Frankie roll should be made a bit crisper, this makes the roll taste best and adds a crunch to the bite.

SERVING: Cut the roll into two by giving a slant cut using a sharp knife, and serve with either Tomato or Chili sauce.

I loved bringing this recipe to the blog, and hope you too would enjoy making it in your kitchen. Until the next post, here is wishing you all lots of happiness.

Ashu

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Boiled Egg Sabzi


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This is one of my favorite way of cooking boiled eggs to make a sabzi that the family enjoys for meals during travel, by either road or train.  Food is an essential part of travelling for my family. So much so, that they agree to come along based on the food available during long journeys! This recipe is just one of the few easy on-the-go recipes I use to satiate my hungry kids. Going through the pictorial depiction of the ingredients and method of cooking, you would agree with me how easy and yummy this simple recipe turns out. Go ahead and have fun cooking this, and do let me know your comments.

Ingredients:  

Boiled Eggs, Onions, Green Chilies, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Oil- 30 ml, 1 tsp Cumin, 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder,  Salt to taste and Sprig of fresh mint. Little water will be needed for mixing the ingredients.

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Prepare the Ingredients for use:

I sliced the onions and chopped the tomatoes. Each egg was sliced into four. As the yolk is not preferred, I used yolk of only two eggs.

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The cumin, green chilies, garlic and ginger were roughly crushed using mortar and pestle as we don’t need a fine paste.

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Method:

Heat oil in a Kadai/frying pan and add the sliced onions to it.  Fry onion till pinkish in color.  Add the coarsely ground chilies and ginger garlic mix.  Then add the chopped tomatoes.

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Cook the tomatoes for sometime, then add the turmeric, and chili powder and salt.

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Then add the sliced eggs and little water to mix all the ingredients. Simmer for few minutes. Garnish with mint and green chili and serve either with paratha or roti or any type of bread.

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The onion masala can be kept ready in the fridge to be used for later and thus by just adding boiled eggs to it the dish can be made in no time.

Boiled Egg Curry, Very Spicy

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As the name suggests, it is a very spicy dish using fresh green and dried red chillies and ground spices. It is a very simple, tasty and easy to cook dish that goes very well with hot steamed white rice.

Ingredients:

4 Boiled eggs

1 Medium or 2 Small Onions

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1 ½  tbsp Desiccated coconut

4 Garlic flakes

1 Small ginger piece

1 Kashmiri red chilli

1 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp Red chilli powder

1 tbsp Garam masala (ground powder of cumin/coriander seeds /black pepper/cinnamon/green and black cardamom/clove/bay leaf/red chilli)

30-50 ml Cooking oil (Depends on personal cooking habit)

Salt- to taste

Method:

Start with heating the pan and dry roasting the desiccated coconut, onions, and Kashmir chilli till the contents are almost brownish. Grind these dry roasted ingredients with ginger, garlic, green chilli to get a fine paste, we can add little water to get a fine smooth paste.

Heat pan, add oil and saute the masala paste on medium to slow heat, add the dry powders (shown in the picture) and stir this till the oil leaves the sides of the masala in the pan. Add the boiled, shelled eggs to pan with adding sufficient water to get medium thick gravy. Boil it for 3-4 min, simmer for a while, and then remove from heat. Sprinkle some fresh coriander leaves. This spicy egg curry can be served with hot, steamed white rice.