Ugandan Rolex

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Ugandan rolex rolled omelette recipe

Ugandan Rolex
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 150 grams
  • Calories: 276
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 5 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 700 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 233 mg
Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Ugandan
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The name for this dish apparently comes from " rolled eggs". It is a very popular street food in Uganda where it is seen almost as a national pastime. Rolexes are eaten for breakfast, brunch and even for supper. I can see why. This is great stuff !
For the chapatis
  • Chapati flour – 125 grams (see note).
  • Water
  • Salt – 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Vegetable oil – 2 ½ tablespoons
For the filling
  • Onion – One large chopped
  • Cabbage – eight tablespoons (chopped)
  • Bell pepper – one medium (cored and chopped).
  • Tomatoes – two chopped
  • Green chillies – four (finely sliced)
  • Pepper powder -one teaspoon
  • Eggs - Five large
  1. Add the salt to the flour and mix well.
  2. Add just enough water to the flour to make a stiff dough (you don’t want it too runny)
  3. Add one teaspoon of the oil and knead the dough until the oil is well mixed in
  4. Allow the dough to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Add the onion. Cabbage, bell peppers, tomatoes, chillies and pepper into a mixing bowl
  6. Mix in the eggs.
  7. Divide the dough into four equal balls.
  8. Sprinkle some flour onto your rolling board.
  9. Using a rolling pin or bottle roll out chapatis to a thickness of about 5mm.
Making the Rolexes
  1. In a heavy bottom frying pan add just enough oil to coat the surface. Bring to a high heat.
  2. Add a rolled out Chapati. Allow cooking for a minute on both sides.
  3. Continue until all the chapatis have been cooked in the same way. Keep to one side.
  4. Add one teaspoon of oil to the pan. Bring to a medium heat.
  5. Add a quarter of the egg mixture and cook until it is just beginning to set. Drizzle with a little oil
  6. Now place a chapati on top. Flip so that the Chapati is on the hot side of the pan.
  7. Cook until the Chapati is beginning to brown, then turn the egg/ chapati pancake over in the pan so that the egg mixture is facing the heat. Continue turning until both sides are nicely brown.
  8. Roll into a finished Rolex. Keep warm.
  9. Make up the remaining Rolexes.
  10. Serve with hot sauce.
Chapati flour is also Known as atta

Keywords: Ugandan Rolex

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