Roti Dalbhari

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.

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