Rolex

10 Mar

rolex

Ever since our World Cup cooking experience last summer, I’ve been on the lookout for new African recipes. When I came across this video about the Ugandan rolex, I thought it seemed right up our alley.

A rolex is a thin vegetable omelette rolled up in a chapati, and is a popular street food in Uganda. They proved pretty popular around here too, when I made them for brunch last weekend.

I made my usual chapatis, but divided the dough into only four pieces to produce large chapatis, about the diameter of flour tortillas.

Rolex
(makes 4)

  • 4 large chapatis, made fresh or store-bought
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, thinly shredded
  • 1/2 a medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 a green or red pepper, diced
  • 1 green onion, cut into thin rings
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 Tb sunflower oil
  • tomato slices, minced chillies to serve
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together two eggs. Add a quarter of the cabbage, carrot, tomato and green onions and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of sunflower oil in a heavy frying pan (the same diameter as your chapatis) over medium heat.
  3. Pour in the egg mixture, swirling the pan to coat evenly.
  4. When the omelette has set, turn carefully and cook the other side.
  5. Cover the cooked omelette with a chapati. Slide a spatula beneath the omelette and carefully lift it from the pan, placing it chapati side down on your work surface.
  6. Top with fresh tomato slices and minced chillies (if desired) and sprinkle with salt, before rolling into a tight roll.
  7. Make the three remaining rolexes the same way.

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4 Responses to “Rolex”

  1. Adam Garfunkel March 10, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    Mmmmm!

  2. matimukasa March 18, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Reblogged this on THE TRUE BEAUTY OF AFRICA and commented:
    THIS IS AN AFRICAN DISH THAT IS LIKED BY THREE-QUARTERS OF AFRICANS ACROSS AFRICA AND THE WORLD AT LARGE!

    • Andrea March 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

      It was a big hit around here too!

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