Comfort Food Series: Afghan Bolani

Crispy on the outside, soft & flavor-packed in the inside, spice up your weekend with some Afghan Bolanis!

A must-try comfort snack with many different fillings, flat-bread bolanis can be as mild or spicy as you like — perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish. Bon appétit, or as you say it in Persian (Dari), noosh-e-jaan!

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (580g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use canola)
  • 1 1/4 cups water (300g)

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes (680g)
  • 2 cups, packed sliced green onion (140g)
  • 2 cups, packed cilantro (60g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper (60g) or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Additional oil for shallow frying (e.g. canola)

For a step-by-step recipe with visuals, we recommend this easy-to-follow recipe.

P.S. Don’t forget to serve with a refreshing yogurt-herb dip!


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