Roti is a catch-all name for Indian bread, but while there are some Indian influences in thisrecipe it is not at all Indian. Rather, it is Surinamese and a complete meal.
Around the turn of the19th century many Indians and people from the West-Indies were
brought in as contract labourers, along Chinese and Middle-Eastern people. Along
with the indigenous population the country has become one of the most
culturally diverse and its capital is known for its mosque and synagogue to
stand peacefully next to one another. The mix of cultures is also heavily
reflected in its cuisine. To this day one of the most popular dishes originated
in India but gained a distinct Surinamese flavour: roti.