Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rolex/ Ugandan Egg Roll ~~ Ugandan Cuisine

 Ugandan cuisine consists of traditional and modern cooking styles, practices, foods and dishes in Uganda, with English, Arab, Asian and especially Indian influences.Most tribes in Uganda have their own specialty dish or delicacy. Many dishes include various vegetables, potatoes, yams, bananas and other tropical fruits. Chicken, fish, beef, goat and mutton are all commonly eaten, although among the rural poor, meats are consumed less than in other areas.Main dishes are usually centered on a sauce or stew of groundnuts, beans or meat. Traditionally ugali (maize meal) or matooke (boiled and mashed green banana) are eaten in the South, or an ugali made from millet in the North.Lunch is typically the heaviest meal of the day, eaten around 1pm. Dinner is slightly lighter and usually eaten around 8pm. If you are invited to someone’s home in Uganda, they will typically serve you something, whether it is tea with snacks or a full meal. It is considered rude to not eat the food in such settings. In many traditional, rural Ugandan homes the women and children sit on a mat on the floor to eat, while the man sits at the table. In more modern families, everybody sits together at the table, although some women still prefer to eat while sitting on a mat on the floor. In central Uganda, people do not typically greet others while eating. If someone comes late to the table, they should not attempt to shake hands with or greet those who are already sitting and eating. After Ugali, the most important food you can find in Uganda is the famous Chapathi/chipati, the popular Indian unleavened bread.

Rolex, ugandan Rolex, Ugandan Street food

When i was searching for a common Ugandan dish, i was surprised to see that the Indian chapathi is very much eaten there as street food. Rolex, this Ugandan street food is simply prepared with chapathi, eggs and vegetables like cabbage, tomato,onion and green bellpepper. Literally known as Ugandan Egg roll, this rolex is a very popular street food in Uganda.A Rolex is usually compared to a breakfast burrito or simply as rolled omelette.If you walk through the Ugandan streets, you can see the street vendors offering these delicious egg rolls at every busy intersections of the road with a cart and an umbrella,cutting board, charcoal cookstove with rounded metal hot-plate.Chapathis and eggs are most important ingredients for making Rolex. Everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this Ugandan street food.These rolex goes to this month's blogging marathon as am running Around the world in 30days with alphabets, today for the alphabet U i chosed this Rolex from Ugandan cuisine.

Rolex, ugandan Rolex, Ugandan Street food

Recipe Source: here
1no Egg
1no Chapathi
1/4cup Thinly chopped onions
1/4cup Shredded cabbage
3nos Thin tomato slices
Cooking oil
Salt

Beat the egg with salt and onions with a fork.

Pour the beaten egg on a large tawa, spread it well with a spoon as a thin omelette, flip once and cook on both sides until the egg gets well cooked.

Place the chapathi over the cooked egg, cook for few minutes.

Remove it and sprinkle the cabbage, tomato slices over the egg covered chappathi.

Roll it tightly, wrap it and serve.


29 comments:

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Roll is mouthwatering and has a powerful name, Rolex! Who would have thought there is a food named rolex.

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The humble chapati is found in so many places around the globe. The egg roll is such a filling snack. I liked how you styled the pictures.

Shweet Spicess said... Reply To This Comment

This is super easy and filling wow :)

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice role Priya. Yes, I too heard that Indian foods are wide spread in some other countries because of plantation workers who went there century back. I will try this soon...looks delicious.

Ramya Venkateswaran said... Reply To This Comment

This is similar to our kathi rolls.wow

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

I love the name - rolex... this is our humble omlette chapathi with a very fancy name... hehe...

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

This is simple and yummy and best for tiffin box too to eat without mess.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

This is so much like our kati roll right..very nice pictures!

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

Your chapathi roll looks very delicious!

Gloria said... Reply To This Comment

loved the name of this roll...it looks so yumm

Rashida Shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

I agree with Rafeeda, It has a royal name. Btw, your post is very informative.

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious Priya! love it

Poornima hegde said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of a food with name "Rolex"". Great idea though!

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Nice ...Easy to eat ..Yummy meal

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

delicious mouthwatering rolls..

fimère .b said... Reply To This Comment

une très bonne idée j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Got to learn during this marathon that our chapati is eaten in various forms.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Very well made roll..looks filling and healthy.

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

Our favorite Egg Roll with cabbage and tomatoes, perfect and filling meal na..

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Chapatis in Uganda?? Very interesting!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

I was thinking of something else when I read the dish name, Rolex. Quite an interesting name for a egg roll. Looks simple and easy -- also very portable.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Heee! Looks like lot of us got fooled with the word Rolex! Yum Rolex... our humble chapati in its various forms all around the world.

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Well presented and nice name too!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

would love this for breakfast

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

That an fantastic pic for U aks :) Looks fabulous !!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I am a bit surprised on seeing so many dishes identical to our Indian cuisine. The roll looks like a hearty breakfast...

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. That roll is totally making me hungry.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and filling egg roll.

Chowringhee Lane said... Reply To This Comment


Amazing blog! Wonderful collection of recipes. Needless to say, photographs are mind blowing!!!
Chowringhee