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Ugandan rolex

A Rolex is a much-loved street food of Uganda composed of chapati, a layer of flatbread, and an omelette packed with veggies.




  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup water (room temp)

Rolex Filling

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bird eye chilli pepper finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • A handful of spinach
  • Salt, to season



  1. In a bowl sift all the dried ingredients including all-purpose flour, salt, turmeric and granulated sugar and mix well. 
  2.  Add oil and mix. 
  3. Gradually add water and continue mixing. 
  4. The dough should feel soft and slightly moist (not too dry nor too wet). Knead the dough for five to eight minutes. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes
  5. Cut the dough into 100 gram balls and keep them covered with a damped towel
  6. Dust lightly a counter with flour and with a rolling pin, roll the dough into thin rounds
  7. Warm a cast iron pan and add a tablespoon of oil and cook the chapati (the dough) in medium-low heat for two minutes per side. Set aside for serving. 

Rolex Filling

  1. Add olive oil to the frying and sautee onions for two minutes in medium-low heat. 
  2. Add chilli peppers and mix. 
  3. Add tomatoes and eggs, mix well. Reduce the heat to low when making an omelette. 
  4. Add spinach and shut off the heat. 
  5. Add chapati on top of it and allow the egg to finish cooking as they bind.
  6. Flip the chapati-egg fusion upside down on a cutting board or large plate.
  7. Roll the chapati (similar to a burrito) and slice with a serrated knife. 
  8. Serve and enjoy! 

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