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Ugandan Rolex

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The Ugandan Rolex is a beloved street food that originated in Uganda's capital, Kampala, as a quick and affordable meal option for busy workers and students. Its name comes from the rolling motion used to wrap the ingredients, resembling the winding of a Rolex watch. The dish consists of eggs, vegetables (such as onions, tomatoes, and cilantro), and chapati, a type of flatbread introduced during the colonial era.

Its popularity extends throughout Uganda and in Ugandan communities worldwide due to its simplicity, affordability, and versatility. Sold by street vendors and roadside stalls, the Ugandan Rolex is a convenient option for people on the go, satisfying hunger and taste cravings with its flavorful combination of ingredients. It exemplifies the ingenuity of street food culture, where simple ingredients are transformed into delicious and satisfying meals that bring people together.

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cooked chapati
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them thoroughly.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the eggs and mix well.
  • Stir in the chopped onions, tomatoes, and finely chopped cilantro into the egg mixture.
  • Optionally, add a spice or dried herb of your choice for extra flavor.


  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add vegetable oil.
  • Pour the egg and vegetable mixture into the pan.
  • Let the egg cook undisturbed until it begins to set and firm up, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Once the egg starts to brown on the bottom, carefully flip the omelette and cook the second side until golden brown.


  • While the egg is cooking, place a chapati on top of the omelette in the pan.
  • Start to firmly roll the chapati over the omelette, ensuring the omelette extends slightly beyond the chapati.
  • Continue rolling the Rolex tightly until fully rolled.


  • Remove the Rolex from the pan and place it on a plate.
  • To serve authentically, wrap the Rolex in a sheet of newspaper. This traditional wrapping makes it easy to eat while on the go.

By following these steps, you'll create an authentic and delicious Ugandan Rolex, perfect for any time of day!