West Indian Roti

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 176.4
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 88.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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My husband's family is from Guyana, this is the recipe his mother uses when she makes roti. My husband's family is from Guyana, this is the recipe his mother uses when she makes roti.
Number of Servings: 10


    4 cups Flour (any kind of all-purpose will do)
    1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1 dash Salt


Add flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl. Mix together.

Add water and kneed until forms an elastic-type dough. If it's too dry or stiff, add more water. If it's sticky add flour. I've noticed that the more moist and elastic-y it is the better it cooks but you don't want it sticking to the counter or your hands.

Once the dough is smooth, break into balls and place back in the bowl with a damp paper towel over it.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan on the stove around medium high. When you can splash water on the pan and it immediately disappears, the pan is ready. (you'll want to watch the pan as you go because if it is too hot or too cool the roti won't cook properly)

Roll out your roti with a floured rolling pin. Place in pan until you can see small bubbles forming. Flip.

When you can see the edges turning up and rising. Remove from pan and microwave for around 30 seconds. This should make the roti blow up like a balloon. (not all of them will fully inflate, but when it happens, it's exciting because you know it's perfect!) When it is inflated, remove from microwave and place in a bowl with a cloth to keep it warm.

Repeat and enjoy!

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This has to be the worst recipe I have ever seen! No measurements or quantities, so I have no idea how the nutritional information was calculated?

    Pointless, and unforgivable really, considering it only contains 3 ingredients.

    - 2/24/13

    Reply from BLUCILLE (2/25/13)
    Sorry you found this recipe so very unhelpful. While I added the amounts for each ingredient into the recipe to calculate the calories, I did not realize it wouldn't show up in the actual instructions. The recipe has now been updated so it can be viewed properly.

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  • Great recipe thanks - 10/13/13

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