Roti (wrap)

Originating in the Caribbean with Indian roots, a roti is a wrap style sandwich filled with either curried or sometimes stewed meats or vegetables wrapped inside a dhalpuri,[3] paratha, or dosti roti.[4] Roti is eaten widely across the Caribbean.[5] As Indo-Caribbeans immigrated to other countries, especially in North America and Europe, they brought with them the roti and opened roti shops to sell it.

A roti filled with curried goat and potatoes
Region or stateCaribbean
Created bySackina Karamath in the mid-1940s in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago[1][2]
Main ingredientsCurried meats or vegetables wrapped in a paratha, dhalpuri, or dosti roti
Karamath Roti Shop a.k.a. D' Humming Bird Roti Shop at Coffee Street in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago where the roti wrap was invented

See also


  1. J. Fergus (2021-04-16). "What Does Roti Mean to You?". Thrillist.
  2. "Sakina aka Jumrattan daughter of Sahidan". 15 May 2009.
  3. Winchester, Karen (2008). Cooking Trinidadian Style. Lulu Enterprises Incorporated. p. 31. ISBN 9781409248804.
  4. Daley, David; Daley, Gwendolyn (2013). Caribbean Cookery Secrets. Right Way. ISBN 9780716023142.
  5. Thomas, Polly; Coates, Robert; De-Light, Dominique (2010). The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago. Rough Guides. p. 30. ISBN 9781405386579.

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