What is Roti?

Roti is an essential food in Fiji Indian cuisine. Almost every meal is had with roti as an accompaniment to main dishes like curries. It is essentially a flat bread made out of simple dough (flour and water). The prepared dough is rolled out into round and thin discs. The next step is to then place the discs on top of a hot flat pan (in Fiji this pan is called a tawa*). They are then cooked on either side for a few minutes till they expand like a balloon. Once steam fills the inside, it needs to be deflated (with the rolling pin or another cooked roti) and taken off the tawa carefully after a few more seconds.

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*A tawa is similar to a crepe pan.

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