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Easy Buss Up Shut Roti Recipe by Chef Shaun ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Foodie Nation

Trinbagonian buss up shut roti is a beloved dish in Trinidad and Tobago, characterized by its torn and flaky appearance resembling a "busted-up shirt." The roti starts with a soft, thin, and layered flatbread cooked on a tawa. It's commonly enjoyed with savory dishes like curried meats & vegetables, as well as stews. Overall, it's a flavorful and satisfying dish that reflects the island's culinary creativity and cultural heritage.

Yield โ€“ 6 Servings


All Purpose Flour โ€“ 4 cups

Salt โ€“ ยผ tsp

Baking Powder โ€“ 4 tsp

Brown Sugar โ€“ 1 tbsp

Water โ€“ 11 fl. oz.

Ghee โ€“ 1 cup (room temp.)


* In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder & sugar.

* Make a well and add water.

* Knead into a soft dough (dough might seem a bit sticky but thatโ€™s ok.)

* Knead for about 5 minutes.

* Using your hands, coat your dough in ghee, cover with a damp cloth & let rest for 20 minutes.

* Remove cloth and divide dough into 6 balls.

* Rub each ball with ghee, cover and let rest for 5 minutes.

* Place one ball on a floured surface, sprinkle top with flour and roll into an 8-inch-wide disc using your rolling pin.

* Rub ghee onto the dough, ensuring to completely cover the top with ghee.

* Take a knife and cut the dough from the centre to the end.

* Roll clockwise into a cone.

* Tuck the end into the bottom of the cone.

* Place it on the counter and, using one of your fingers, push the middle of the ball all the way down to the bottom of the cone.

* Do this with the other balls.

* Coat balls with ghee, cover with a warm damp cloth and let rest for 20 minutes.

* Place one ball onto a floured surface.

* Sprinkle top with flour.

* Press into a small flat disc.

* Roll out into an 8-inch-wide disc.

* Heat tawa over low to medium heat.

* Once heated, lightly brush with ghee.

* Place dough onto your tawa.

* Brush ghee all over the dough, ensuring to brush the edges to prevent it from drying out.

* Using your dabla, immediately flip and brush ghee onto any dry spots the other side might have.

* Allow to cook for 20 seconds before flipping again.

* Flip your roti for the last time.

* Using your dablas, gently beat your roti.

* Immediately place in a sealed, insulated container lined with cloth (this will prevent it from sweating).

* Enjoy!


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