Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I would like to start by saying that the Bolani looks burnt but it was NOT. Also, I am a beginner so my recipes will tend to be pretty basic and straight forward. I hate measuring so most of the time I will just eyeball it, but I will give a rough estimate of the ingredients required in the recipe. However, the other bloggers on this site have a higher skill set and are way more advanced so please keep a look out for the people that are posting the recipes.

Bolani Recipe

The Dough
-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp olive oli
-(start off by adding 1 cup) water

-2 medium potatoes
-chopped cilantro (to your liking)
-2 tbsp chopped scallions or green onions
-2 tbsp olive oil
-1 1/2 tsp salt
-black pepper (to your liking)

Start off by making the dough. It is pretty easy, just dump the salt and flour into a mixing bowl add water and turn the mixer on. You should see a ball starting to form and if you need to help the dough along add more water. Then while the dough is setting move on and start making the filling.

Microwave 2 medium potatoes and take them out when they are nice and tender. Add the scallions, cilantro, olive oil, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash everything up together.

By this time the dough is ready. Now take out a rolling pin and work the dough. You want it to be thin because you want it to cook in the frying pan. It took me a little while to work the dough because it needed a little more water but it was good exercise so no complaints. I ended up adding about 1 tbsp of water to the dough while I was working with it to make the dough softer. You want to then flatten the dough into whatever shape you like, i shaped mine into rectangles and squares. Then you want to spread the filling on one side of the dough. You want to leave some room for the border so dont overwhelm the rim. Then fold the other half over and press the dough together so that it seals in the filling.

Now you are ready to cook the Bolani! Heat up your pan and add some oil into it. When the oil is hot add the Bolani to the pan. Thats about it, fry and enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I'll be making these on Saturday iA:)

  2. It looks and sounds so good! You did a great job! :-)

  3. thanks guys. i made a different filling today.. green onion bolani. you just chop up green onions and fill the dough with them instead of the potatoes. they were a hit.