Roti Kitchen aims to take the most popular dishes from all of the islands in order to create a Caribbean Food Fusion.
Based in West London we are ideally located to provide our private and events catering services anywhere within the M25. As well as our wonderful food and impeccable service we can also provide live musical entertainment for your event. Please contact us for more details.
What is a Roti?
A ‘Roti’ (pronounced ‘row-tee’) a soft, round, flatbread (wrap) that originated in the Indian subcontinent, and then was taken around the world by Indian settlers in the Caribbean, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. It eventually made its way to other parts of the world including the UK with the arrival of Caribbean and Indian immigrants.
In India, Rotis are made from atta flour and is served as a complement to curries and other dishes such as Dhal/Dahl (also spelled Dal or Daal – split lentils, chickpeas or other pulses).
In the Caribbean Rotis are usually served wrapped around portions of curried meat (chicken, goat, mutton,) curried seafood (prawns/shrimp) or curried vegetables (chickpeas (channa); potatoes (aloo); pumkin or spinanch
There are many different variations of Roti found in many cultures around the world, from the Indian, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Caribbean.
It is normally eaten with curries or cooked vegetables. In the Caribbean Roti refers to a dish of stewed or curried ingredients wrapped in a ‘Roti skin’. It is most often made from wheat flour, cooked on a flat or slightly concave iron griddle called a Tava/Tawa (see images). The Tava/Tawa shape is the inspiration for the Roti Kitchen log. Tava’s are generally round, but come with different shaped handles. Like all breads around the world, Roti is a staple accompaniment to other foods.
Roti also features prominently in the diet of many Caribbean, especially Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Grenada, Barbados and Jamaican.
At Roti Kitchen we Generally serve three different types of Roti
Traditional Roti – Dhal Puri Roti – flat bread containing a layer of seasoned ground split peas in the middle, filled with a selection of curried meat and/or vegetables.
Buroti – Paratha/Plan Roti – plan flat bread filled with Rice ‘N Peas and a selection of meat and/or vegetables.
Wholemeal Roti – Chapati – (Indian Roti) made with Atta flour
There are many other variations of Indian and Caribbean Rotis.