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Bolani is a vegan flat-bread from Afghanistan, baked or fried with a vegetable filling. It has a thin crust and can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, such as potatoes, spinach, lentils, pumpkin, or leeks. Bolani originates strictly from Afghanistan. It is vegan and very low-calorie. It is usually served as an appetiser, side-dish, or main dish.

Pumpkin Bolani

This is a straight-forward vegan appetiser or light lunch recipe to make Afghni pumpkin bolani.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Course: Appetiser, Bread, Bread Rolls, and Buns, Side Dish
Cuisine: Afghani
Cooking Method: Pan-frying
Special Diet: Vegetarian
Nutrition Profile: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 257.5kcal
Author: The Cook

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • Stand Mixer
  • 30 cm Sauté Pan

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 2 cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

For the pumpkin filling

  • 200 g pumpkin purée
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon minced jalapeño, or serrano chilli pepper
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil, for frying

Instructions

  • Mix the flour and salt together in the mixing bowl of a stand-up mixer (if you have one) or just a large bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the water slowly. Add the teaspoon of oil and mix the dough together, kneading it a little until it forms a ball. If the dough doesn’t come together in a ball, add a little bit more water. Once the dough is formed, using the dough hook of your stand-up mixer (or doing it by hand), knead it for 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a cloth and let it rest for 1 hour.
  • In the meantime, prepare your ingredients for the pumpkin filling. Mix together all of the ingredients either in a bowl, or in a food processor to ensure that they are fully blended.
  • Once the dough has rested for an hour, divide into 4 balls. Flour a large, wooden cutting board and roll out the dough into a flat disc with a rolling pin. It should be about 25 cm in diameter and as thin as you can make it. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the pumpkin mixture on one half of the dough circle, leaving a small border around the edge and the other half empty. Fold over the dough and press it together to form a seal. Repeat for the remaining 3 balls.
  • Heat about ¼ cup of oil in a 30 cm sauté pan over medium-high heat. Make sure that the pan is just hot enough so that the bolani will sizzle when it hits the pan. Brown the bolani about 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. They can either be served immediately, or for a party, you can slice them into appetiser slices and serve them a little warmer than room temperature.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 257.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.7g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 587.7mg | Potassium: 169.9mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin A: 7781.5IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 22.4mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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