Bolani is a type Afgani vegan flat-bread that is either baked or fried along with some fresh vegetable stuffing. This bread usually has a very thin crust. It can be stuffed with a wide range of vegetables such as pumpkin, potatoes, lentils, leeks and spinach. Also known as dahri is local language, this dish is mainly from the traditional kitchen of Afghanistan and surrounding areas. Wide appreciated for being a vegetarian dish, this bread is extremely low on calories. This delicious bread is mostly served with Afgani side dishes, appetizers or even with main dishes.
Ingredients Used in Bolani Bread:
The bread is typically prepared by using some simple ingredients, which includes all purpose flour, lightly beaten eggs, salt and some olive oil for cooking.
Preparation Suggested in Bolani Recipe:
The bread, just like any other bread, is mainly a baked product. The major difference between the preparation of this bread and any other bread is that former needs vegetable stuffing. Bolani is generally prepared in round shape and sliced halves before serving.
How To Store Bolani Bread
This bread is a perishable product that needs proper storage in order to keep it edible for a long period. The best way of storing this bread is to pack it into a zip-lock air-tight food packet. The bread can be store in refrigerator like this for about 10-14 days. Wax sheets can also be used to wrap the bread in case it needs to be stored for about 4 to 5 weeks in a freezer. Also, bolani is generally sliced into two pieces before storing. Defrosting is also very important, when the bread is stored in the fridge for long hours.
Nutritional Facts About Afghan Bolani
Thsu bread is a very nutritional as it is made by different types of fresh vegetables. However, one of the most popular flavors is the “Spinach Bolani.” It is not just delicious but also extremely healthy. About one serving of this Afgani bread has about 103 calories that consist of 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and about 120 percent of the daily Vitamin A necessity.
Spinach is also filled with various other nutrients such as vitamin A, K, folate and manganese. Also, it has high levels of magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin B6, C, B2, iron, potassium, calcium, tryptophan, B1, copper, protein, zinc, phosphorus, niacin, omega 3 fatty acids and selenium. All these nutrients present in spinach makes Bolani even more nutritional.