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Total1 hr + 40 min
1 cup (240 mL)lukewarm water
1½ Tbsp (22 mL)vegetable oil
1½ tsp (9 g)salt
½ tspactive dry yeast
3 cups + 1 Tbsp (420 g)bread flour
2large potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 cm cubes
6stalks green onion, sliced †
1 cup (16 g)fresh cilantro, chopped
1green chili pepper, minced
1 tsp (2 g)ground coriander
1 tsp (6 g)salt
½ tspground turmeric
½ tspground black pepper
2½ Tbsp (37 mL)vegetable oil, for frying
Serves well with
Make your own
- To a large bowl, add the water, oil, salt, and yeast. Stir.
- Then add the flour. Mix well.
- Then knead the dough for a few minutes, until soft and elastic*. Add a bit more flour as needed if the dough is too sticky. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 15 minutes. When the potatoes are fully cooked through, drain and transfer to a large bowl.
- Add the green onion, cilantro, chili pepper, and spices to the bowl as well. Use a fork or potato masher to mash everything. It's okay if a few lumps remain.
- Cut the dough into 8 pieces.
- Roll each piece into a ball with your hands. Dust each ball with flour.
- Sprinkle flour on your working surface. Use a rolling pin to roll each ball into a thin circle about 20 - 22 cm in diameter, about as thin as a tortilla. The thinner the better, but not too thin that it will rip if handled.
- Gently lift the rolled-out dough and re-flour your working surface. Spread ⅓ cup of the potato filling over half of the dough, leaving a ½ inch (1 cm) border along the edge. Dip your fingers in water and spread the water along this edge, only on one half of the circle.
- Fold the dough in half, over the filling, to create a half-moon shape. Press out all the air bubbles, then pinch the edges with your fingers to fully seal the bolani.
- Add a bit of the oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the bolani to the pan. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Meanwhile, use a silicone pastry brush to brush some more oil on top of the bolani.
- When the bottom is golden, flip, and let cook on the other side until golden. Then transfer to a cooling rack. Continue with the remaining bolani.
- Cut the bolani in triangles and serve with green chutney. Enjoy!
- †Approximately 1 cup of sliced green onion per 6 stalks.
- * This recipe can be massively sped up if you'd prefer not to make your own homemade dough. Growing up, my mum simply placed the potato filling inside of tortilla wraps and folded them in half, then fried them in a bit of oil. Easy-peasy!
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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Nutrition per Bolani
Calories 330 kcal
|Total fat||8.1 g|
|Saturated fat||1.1 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||55.9 g|
|Dietary fiber||3.8 g|
|Total sugars||1.4 g|
|Added sugars||0.0 g|
|Vitamin A||15 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.3 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||34.1 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||1.2 mg|
|Vitamin K||36 μg|
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