by Dr Rupy Aujla

Bolani are stuffed Afghani flatbreads, baked or fried. Dr Rupy stuffs the simple dough with sweet potato and spinach for a flavourful vegetarian meal or party food that costs under £1 per portion.

Each serving provides 827kcal, 27g protein, 129g carbohydrate (of which 16g sugars), 19g fat (of which 8g saturates), 15g fibre and 1.9g salt.

Light meals & snacks

Buyer's guide

Spinach is at its best from May to October, but it’s available year-round. Look for vibrant green leaves without yellowing or signs of bruising. Smaller leaves are best for salads, whereas larger ones stand up better to heat. Bear in mind that spinach leaves shrink dramatically, so what looks like an enormous amount won’t be when it’s cooked.


Store dry spinach, loosely packed in a bag in the salad crisper of your fridge for up to one week. To freeze, blanch the spinach, squeeze the water out, then divide into serving portions in freezer bags.