Caribbean Roti with Potato Curry
Monday, 26 May 2008
Description'Rotis are traditional fare throughout the Caribbean and have been called a West Indian version of a burrito. The bread wrapper is East Indian in origin and always contains something curried. '
At a glance
To make dough for the rotis: sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Gradually stir in the oil and enough water to form a ball. Knead the dough for 5 minutes or until soft. Gather into a ball, cover and let rise for 15 minutes.
To make the filling: sauté the ginger and chile in the oil for a couple of minutes. Add the onions, garlic, spices and the salt and pepper, then sauté until the onions are soft. Add the potatoes, tamarind, garbanzo beans, and 2 cups of water. Simmer for 15 minutes or until very soft but not mushy.
Divide the dough into 4 equal balls. Flatten each and roll out into a circle, 8 to 9 inches in diameter. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet until very hot, or until a drop of water will sizzle. Reduce the heat, place the rotis in the pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Turn and brown the other side. Remove and cover with a towel until ready to serve.
To serve, place about a cup of the filling in the center of a roti. Fold over the sides and fold up the ends, as you would with a burrito. Serve accompanied with a chutney and/or your favorite hot sauce.