A Rolex is a popular food item in Uganda that combines an egg omelette and veggies wrapped in a chapati. A chapati is an unleavened flat bread eaten in East Africa in countries like Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and more. It has a delicious but subtle flavor, and can be easily paired with almost any dish whether sweet or savory.
The first step to making a Ugandan Rolex is making your chapati. Here are your ingredients + cooking instructions:
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup oil
Sift flour into a bowl (reserve ¼ cup for kneading). Add the salt and water, mixing until dough is smooth, and does not stick to your fingers (add flour if needed). Knead lightly. Separate dough in to 6 pieces and roll in to balls.
Roll out the first ball to about a 10 inch circle. Heat 1 TBS of oil in a skillet on high heat and cook one side until golden brown. As you pick up the dough to flip, add another 1 TBS of oil to the pan, then flip to the other side. As the second side cooks, use your fingers or cooking tongs to press down and turn the dough in a circle (this helps work the oil into the dough). Flip chapati back to 1st side and turn, working oil in to the dough. The more you turn the dough and press down, the tastier the chapati will be.
Repeat process with all 6 chapatis.
Ugandan Rolex Filling
- 6 eggs
- Cooking Oil
- Finely chopped green peppers, onions and tomatoes (optional)
Make 6 Chapatis and set aside.
Heat a 10 inch skillet with 1TBS oil. Beat one egg with ¼ tsp salt and stir in vegetables of choice. Pour into hot skillet and cook both sides, turning when done to your liking.
Place cooked egg on top of 1 chapati, roll tightly, repeat for all 6 eggs and chapatis. Enjoy