Roti Bread Recipe – Caribbean Recipes

Traditional Roti Bread

Traditional Roti Bread Recipe

Oualie Beach Resort
June 29, 2008

Roti bread…..the tortilla of the Caribbean.  Well almost, I find roti bread to be lighter, and more delictae than tortillas.


1½-cups flour
1½-teaspoons baking powder
½-teaspoon salt
1½-tablespoons lard, yes you read that correctly…lard.  Ask your butcher for it.
A few tablespoons water

Cooking Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly, then work in lard and add enough water to make a soft non-sticky dough. Cover and let the roti bread dough rise for an hour. Divide dough into six pieces, then roll out to 8-inch circles and cook individually in a heavy ungreased cast iron or nonstick skillet for about until they get just the slightest brown color to them.

The rotis they serve at Oualie Beach Resort, are made with chick pea flour, and are delicious!  See my recipe for Beef Rotis here

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