Bolanee – Afghani Green Vegetable Fried Pie

As with all my Afghani recipes, this one came from Roqiah. Serve with any kind of meat, or fried eggs. To be honest it was too oily for me.

Bolanee - Afghani Green Vegetable Fried Pie
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  1. 2 cups flour (can have all white flour, or 3 quarters white and 1 quarter whole meal)
  2. 1 teaspoon yeast
  3. 1/4 teaspoons salt
  4. warm water (not too hot)
  5. 3 cups spinach
  6. 1/2 cup coriander
  7. 1 cup spring onion
  8. 1/3 teaspoons salt
  9. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  10. Oil
  1. Put flour, yeast and salt in bowel and mix dry.
  2. Add warm water until dough is thick.
  3. Clean the sides of the bowel with fingers.
  4. “Rise” in a warm place for 60 minutes or more.
  5. Finely chop the greens.
  6. Put spinach, coriander, spring onion, salt and oil all together in a big bowel.
  7. Mix the ingredients.
  8. Squeeze the vegetables with the tips of fingers, this makes the vegetables softer and easier to use when cooking.
  9. Place a frying pan on low heat.
  10. Arrange oil and a table spoon beside the frying pan.
  11. Make dough balls about the size of a medium tomato.
  12. Roll one ball flat at a time (20 cm across).
  13. Fill dough with greens
  14. Stick the sides with a little water.
  15. Fry both sides on a low heat until golden brown; use 2T oil each side.
  1. Serve with any kind of meat, or fried eggs.
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