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Bolani Recipe (Afghan Potato Stuffed Flat Bread)

Updated on January 22, 2019
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Afghan Bolani Potato Stuffed Flat Bread

Bolani is one of the most popular Afghan appetizer. It is similar to samosa but uses a larger size pastry. A bolani is traditionally made with either a potato and green onion filling or a gandana (chives) filling. Bolani is served with chutney and strained/Greek yogurt. The traditional method of making bolani involves making the dough first. In order to save time and effort, we will substitute egg-roll wrappers for the dough. Nosh-e-jaan!

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 8

Bolani Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Potatoes
  • 2 bunches Spring/Green Onions, Chopped (Include Both White and Green Parts)
  • 1/4 Tsp. Coriander
  • 1/4 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  • 1 Bag Egg-roll Wrappers

Bolani Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes until soft and well cooked. Set aside to cool.
  2. Chop the green onions into small pieces.
  3. Once the potatoes have cooled, peel off the skin and mash them inside a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the green onions, coriander, salt and black pepper to the potato and mix well.
  5. Take 1 1/2 tablespoon full of the potato mixture and place on the half part of an egg-roll wrapper diagonally. Wet the edges of the egg-roll wrapper with water using your fingers or a basting brush. Take one end of the wrapper and attach it to the other end. Continue for the rest of the pastry.
  6. Heat oil over a non-stick skillet on a medium-high heat. Place the pastry onto the heated oil and fry each side until golden brown. Continue with the rest of the pastry.
  7. Serve with chutney and Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

Afghan Chutney Recipe (To be served with Bolani)


  • 1 bunch, Cilantro
  • 3 cloves, Garlic, minced
  • 1, Green/Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 cup, Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon, Salt


  1. Chop cilantro/parsley and green pepper and place in a blender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, (garlic, vinegar and salt) and blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  3. Pour in a glass jar/container and place in the fridge overnight. It will be ready to use the next day.


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      N. Gogan 

      22 months ago

      Very interesting

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      Larry Rankin 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma

      Looks delicious. I'll have to give it a try.


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