Rolex (Not The Watch)

I can imagine the amount of confusion on the face of a non-Ugandan reading that title. Yes. We Ugandans eat rolexes. A lot. And we are not ashamed to have two or more per day. The entire idea behind it is omelet rolled in chapatti and it’s a fast delicacy I’m certain everyone can try out. It’s popularly made and sold by many “roadside chefs”. And just like any other “roadside dish” for example gonja in Uganda, smokies in Kenya, zege/chips mayai in Tanzania, many claim it’s tastier when made by the “roadside chefs”.  Mid last year I ate a couple of the rolexes made by the famous NemozRollecks who coined the entire concept of hawaiian, beef and chicken flavoured rolexes. For someone that always longs for a taste of home away from home this is the 5 minute recipe that will sate that.

I set out to make Hawaiian and Bacon flavoured rolexes for brunch last Sunday with Jackie and she loveeeed them.

(Recipes serve two)



  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • Strips of bacon
  • 2 chapattis
  • ½ teaspoons of dry oregano, thyme, parsley and basil
  • ½ teaspoon of Royco Mix (Chicken flavour)
  • ½ teaspoon of curry
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • Unsalted butter


  • 1/5 pineapple chopped
  • ½ onion
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 2 chapattis
  • ½ teaspoons of dry oregano, thyme, parsley and basil
  • ½ teaspoon of Royco Mix (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Sweet peppers (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • Unsalted butter




Beat the eggs on the side. Blend with all dry and fresh ingredients till even. Put a bit of unsalted butter in the pan and fry the mixture like you would normal omelet.

For the Hawaiian, add the pineapples at the end just after frying one side of the omelet. This makes the process much faster as pineapples take a while to cook and easily disintegrate.

When the omelet forms a light brown colour, put it on a warm chapatti and roll the two together.

Serve with barbecue sauce, ketchup or mayonnaise.


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