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Bolani, Borekai
Bolani Afghan bread 01.jpg
Type Flatbread
Course Appetizer, side dish, or main course
Place of origin Afghanistan
Cookbook:Bolani, Borekai  Bolani, Borekai

Bolani (Persian: بولانی‎), or Borekai (Pashto: پيراک‎), is a vegan[1] flat-bread from Afghanistan, baked or fried with a vegetable filling. It has a thin crust and can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, such as potatoes, spinach, lentils, pumpkin, or leeks. It can be served with plain yogurt or mint yogurt.[2]

Bolani is made for special occasions like birthday parties, engagement parties or holidays.[3]


  1. ^ "Food of The Middle East: Bolani (Fried Afghan Flatbread)". Weaving Life. October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Afghani Bolani or Boulanee e Katchaloo". My Diverse Kitchen: Food & Photography from a Vegetarian kitchen in India. July 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bolani: Afghan Potato and Scallion Turnover". Afghan Culture Unveiled. 2009-12-30.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)