Afghan potato filled turnovers (bolani kachalo)

Afghan potato turnovers (bolani kachalo)

Ingredients

For the dough

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup water

1/2 tbsp salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil

For stuffing

3 medium potatoes (boild)

1 cup chopped scallions

1 cup chopped fresh coriander

1/2 tbsp salt

2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp ground black pepper

Methods

Step-1

Mix flour and salt together,add water and oil while mixing ,until it forms a soft dough

Knead the dough for 10 min

Step-2

Cover the dough with a clean cloth and let it rest for about one hour or half an hour

Step-3

Clean potatoes, place it in a boiling pot ,add a pinch of salt and let it boil over high heat ,about 20 minuets

Step-4

After boiling check the potatoes by poking them with a skewer,

The skewer should easily pierce through the center of potato ,when potatoes are done clean them and set aside for 10 to 15 min ,

Step-5

Peal and quarter potatoes ,mash them with salt ,pepper and oil,try to get it smith as much as possible

Step-6

Add scallions and coriander mash them well with potatoes

Step-7

Divide the dough,make small equal balls,

Spreed  some flour on your surface,roll the ball with a rolling pin,

The dough should be thin  as 10 to 15 diameter,as much as it’s thinner is better,

Step-8

Spreed a little filling on one half of the dough,

Leaving about 1/4 inch border around the rim,

Step-9

Fold the dough in half over the filling and press to seal it,

If needed press the bolani to remove any excess air inside the pocket,

Step-10

Heat the oil in a pan,

The oil should be hot enough that the bolani sizzles,brown the bolani until golden and crispy both sides ,it takes only a few mins

Step-11

Place cooked bolani on a paper towel,

Serve warm with plain yogurt ,chilli sauce or pickling.

Enjoy this easy and yummy bolani

And calm for another recipe soon

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