Sunday, June 1, 2014


Fried Roti Boyan Recipe @

Roti Boyan (Bawean) is a popular snack made with flaky pastry and stuffed with mashed potato.  It is a sort of cross between a samosa and empanada. It is most probably created by Baweanese  -  they are from an island in East Java, Indonesia.

It is either shaped into round or square, deep or shallow  fried  until crispy and golden. Roti Boyan  is usually found and sold at roadside stalls.

Like most pastry recipes, the quantity of liquid is very important so take care  to add the water gradually until a pliable dough is formed.

Another important factor, heat the oil  to the proper temperature and maintain it throughout the cooking process.   If it is not hot enough, it will soak up extra oil.

If you're  allergic to eggs, simply omit them but sprinkle some water to the mashed potato just to bind them.

Also sprinkle some salt when heating the oil.  I noticed  my Roti Boyan   does not absorb excess  oil.

Yield   :   6

4 cups plain flour
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water


Place flour and oil in a mixing bowl.

Add in salt and gradually add water to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth.

600 g potato boiled and mashed (I used 4 russet potato)
2 big onion chopped
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tsp salt
handful cilantro chopped
4 green chili chopped
1/2 tsp ground pepper


Mix all the above ingredients.  Keep refrigerated until ready to use.


Divide dough into 12 small balls.

Fried Roti Boyan Recipe @

Roll out each ball into 6 in diameter.  Place filling in the center, cover with another disc of dough.

Crimp the edges and complete the rest of the dough.

Heat sufficient oil in a pan, when fully heated, slide in one roti at a time. When it turns golden brown, flip and cook the other side.

Remove, cool slightly and serve with sambal tumis or chili sauce.

Fried Roti Boyan Recipe @


4 cawan tepung
1/4 cawan minyak
1 st garam
1 cawan air suam

Satukan semua bahan di dalam mangkok kecuali air..  Campurkan air sedikit
 demi sedikit hingga jadi doh.

600 g kentang di rebus dan lecek
2 biji bawang besar di cincang
1 biji telur di pukul
1 sudu teh garam
4 batang cili hijau hiris halus
1-2 sudu teh lada putih
daun ketumbar di hiris halus
minyak untuk mengg


Satukan semua bahan hingga rata.  Simpan  di dalam peti sejuk.


Bahagi doh kepada 12 bebola.  Gelek tiap satu 6 in garis pusat.  Letak inti di tengah, tutup dengan satu lagi doh yang sudah di gelek.  Kelim tepi nya supaya tidak terburai ketika di goreng,   Panaskan minyak secukupnya,   goreng roti hingga kuning,  terbalekkan dan goreng yang sebelah lagi. Angkat dan goreng hingga habis.

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Rafeeda AR said...

these look like stuffed pooris... love the way it looks,so flaky...

Anonymous said...

Crispy snack..

Beena said...

Good one . love it

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

nice...crispy snack.

Baking Secrets said...

Never heard of them, but sound delicious!

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

oh yumm.. This looks especially delicious :)

Roja Meeran said...

wow..yummy..i will try this today! said...

its puffed bayan looks crispy and delicious.........

Anonymous said...

Looks yum

Erlene said...

The filling reminds me of the Japanese croquettes. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. Have a great week.

Catherine Holt said...

Oh yum yum yum. They look like a puff pastry pastie! These would definitely be a hit in my household!!

Would love you to share at our Marvelous Monday link party at Smart Party Planning :-)

Unknown said...

Never tried this one....... Looks delicious and yumm, love the filling!

Julie said...

too tempting n delicious :)

Sangeetha Priya said...

tempting savory snack!!!

Katerina said...

This is the perfect snack especially for school kids. I love the filling!

Winnie said...

These look fantastic and they're totally new to me

Unknown said...

Loved this so much I stumbled AND pinned!

Jess said...

I have never heard of something like this, but man does it ever look tasty!!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

Unknown said...

looks scrumptious (minus the onion). I am going to try these as hubby loves potatoes and fried foods!

Anonymous said...

Your recipe for Roti Boyan really looks interesting, I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, this sounds absolutely fabulous. Thanks tons for the recipe and thanks for linking to Inspire Me.

Madaline said...

This looks - well, not as hard as I thought it would! And the presentation is beautiful!!

Madaline said...

This looks - well, not as hard as I thought it would! And the presentation is beautiful!!

Heidi Kay @ Muslin and Merlot said...

Wow. Those look incredible. Pinned! Visiting from VMG's Brag all about it party :-).

Anonymous said...

These look delicious! I want to make them now! Found your recipe via Four Seasons Blog Hop - thank you for sharing and giving me some inspiration

Gentle Joy said...

This is something that is very different from anything I have ever made... and I do a lot of cooking. Thank you for expanding my cooking horizons!!! :)

Katerina said...

They look so delicious and inviting! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

Linda@2CookinMamas said...

This sounds very interesting. They have a fried bread that can be found on the Indian reservations but I have never seen it stuffed before. Can you stuff it with meat as well? Thanks for sharing on Get Him Fed Friday.

Baking Secrets said...

This is so interesting! Would love try them.

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Looks great!
Viewed as part of the #GetHimFed Fridays {No. 37} Party!
Cheers! Joanne

Laura@Baking in Pyjamas said...

This looks delicious. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

Antionette Blake said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us at the #WWDParty - have a great week ahead.

Antionette Blake said...

oh my, these look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us at the #WWDParty!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh this looks delicious!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Yum! This looks absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I love it with the potatoes and onions.

Alison Agnew said...

This looks like the perfect comfort food! So yummy that you're one of the features on this week's Fridays Unfolded!


Unknown said...

Yummy! That looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!