It is always a welcome to sit back and relax while someone else cooks for you. It is especially a blessing when that person is your mother. I have always enjoyed my mother’s home cooked meals. These meals are not just traditional, but show my heritage and how Trinbagonians use the food available to them. We are a creative people and many dishes have evolved to reflect us and our circumstances.
Dosti Roti and Curry Aloo Recipe
Last evening, for dinner, I asked my mother for something different so she decided to make dosti roti and curry aloo. Now, I haven’t eaten dosti roti for a long while so it was more than a welcome than the usual sada roti. Dosti roti is another type of roti we make in Trinidad. It’s commonly called “two in one” roti because of how it’s made. When making it, two balls of flour (loyas) are rolled out together, so when you cook it you are cooking both of them at the same time, that’s why they are called Dosti or friends. Don’t worry about my explanation, I took enough photos to show you how it’s made.
Anyway, this roti goes well with curry aloo, (Oh! aloo is another name for potato). Dosti Roti and curry aloo is a terrific vegetarian meal. I encourage you to try this recipe, it is an easy home cooking recipe. Here’s dosti or “two in one roti” and curry aloo (potato)
DOSTI ROTI AND CURRY ALOO
3 cups flour, sifted
3 tsp. Baking powder
1 tbsp. Melted butter or oil
In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1 1/8cups water all at once and mix into a soft dough. Add more water if necessary. Knead dough (folding and sealing until smooth). Cover with a damp cloth and leave to relax for ½ hour.
Until then. Bon Appetite!
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