Buss up Shut or Paratha Roti is the third type of roti that I’m posting for you all. This, in my opinion, is the most favoured among the four types of roti, probably because Dhal puri (the fourth roti ) has too much work involved and the other two, Sada and Dosti, are generally eaten for breakfast or dinner. But Buss up Shut, is the one used for weddings and special occasions in Trinidad and Tobago.
Buss Up Shut: A Trini Favourite Anytime
Although the popular belief is that, to enjoy a good buss up shut you have to go to an Indian Wedding, this has changed; now you can enjoy a hot, silky, buss up shut at any kind of wedding, christening or birthday party. That just goes to show how much we Trinidadians love buss up shut or is it that we don’t like to cook sometimes? I remember last “Arrival Day” (celebrated May 30th) every roti shop was busy (it didn’t have place to stand up) and there was a long line of people waiting to order buss up shut with a long list of sides (bodi, pumpkin, ochro, curry chicken, curry goat, curry shrimp, curry mango…you name it ,well… not curry beef ). But wait, if I could talk about the long lines then I had to be in the line also ….hmmm..
Buss Up Shut Recipe
(the chicken had just the right amount of pepper)
4 cups flour
6 tbsp. Ghee, butter (Ghee is clarified butter)
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups water
dip into butter or ghee mixed with the oil and coat an already hot tawah
the flat edge of the cup, then turn over onto the other side to cook.
Spread butter or ghee on the other side the same way.
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