Ugandan Rolex

Recipe: How To Make The Popular Street Food, Ugandan Rolex

The Ugandan Rolex recipe is a simple, delicious and healthy recipe you can try at home.

Ugandan Rolex
Ugandan Rolex

Ugandan Rolex is a popular street snack native to the East African country that has become a household name in many parts of the world. Made up of an omelette and vegetables wrapped in chapati ( a flatbread), this snack is easy-to-make and can be eaten anytime of the day or just as a snack.

Origin of the name ‘Ugandan Rolex’

You are probably how the name ‘Rolex’ came about. The name ‘Rolex’ is derived from its appearance –  a ‘rolled omelette

Word on the streets says the name ‘Ugandan Rolex’ originated when someone couldn’t pronounce “Rolled Eggs” and said ‘Rolex’ instead which soon stuck.

Ugandan Rolex originated from the Busonga region in Uganda where it was quickly adopted by university students who needed a meal that was quick and easy to make, as well as affordable.

Chapati Ingredients

Chapati which is a major ingredient for this recipe is a traditional flatbread native to India but popularly eaten in East African countries like Burundi, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, etc.

Chapatis are made using a soft dough comprising wheat flour and water.

You can also use a tortilla wrap instead of a Chapati.

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 3 tbsp. oil 
  •  C. water


1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the oil and enough water to make a soft dough that is elastic but not sticky.

2. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5-10 minutes until it is smooth. Divide into 10 pieces, or less if you want bigger breads. Roll each piece into a ball. Let rest for a few minutes.

3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat until hot, and grease lightly. On a lightly floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the balls of dough until very thin like a tortilla.

4. When the pan starts smoking, put a chapati on it. Cook until the underside has brown spots, about 30 seconds, then flip and cook on the other side. Put on a plate and keep warm, then assemble ingredients for your Rolex recipe.

Omelette Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (or to your desired taste)
  • 1/4  green cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 tomatoes (seeds removed and finely diced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  •  salt
  •  vegetable oil
  • 1 large chapati
  •  Hot chili pepper (optional)
  • Black pepper

Preparation for Ugandan Rolex

1. In a large bowl, crack the eggs. Add the cabbage, tomato, onion, and salt and stir together with a spoon until well combined.
2. Preheat a well-oiled nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 
3. Add the eggs and spread out into a flat circle. Let cook it until mostly set and the bottom is browned. Flip and cook another couple of minutes.
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4. Place the chapati over the fried eggs and flip to the other side until it is well cooked.
5. Remove from pan and, when cool enough to handle, roll it up and enjoy!

Watch Ify Kitchen’s recipe for more guidance.

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