Tawa (Tawah)

A Tawa (tawah) or Platin is similar to a griddle. It is another cast iron cooking utensil that a Trini cannot do without. It is used for making bake and roti (and for me a good substitute for baking pizza). They come in various sizes as well. The larger ones are used for making buss-up-shut ( paratha roti) for weddings and other large occasions.

tawah, tawa, platinA tawa or platin

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7 Responses to Tawa (Tawah)

  1. Lou October 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi. Love your blog! Do you possibly know where I could buy a tawa in NYC area? Ive married into a Indo-Trini family and I want to start making rotis myself.

  2. Felix October 23, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Sorry Lou I don’t know of any, but there maybe someone in my facebook group from USA who might know. You can check it out.

  3. EmpressD May 7, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    How can I get a tawah or platin? I am from St. Kitts and have been searching for one in like forever.

  4. Felix May 7, 2010 at 6:04 am #

    EmpressD you may have to come to Trinidad to shop for one or Email me

  5. EmpressD September 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    Hi felix. Sorry. Don’t know your e-mail but you can e-mail me at eascoassista@hotmail.com

  6. Arlene August 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Lou i hope u found a tawah by now if now u can get them at Guyana stores

    • Kyetta August 28, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      What Guyana store?

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