West Indian Roti

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Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

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After the abolition of slavery, the English plantations in the West Indies looked to other parts of the Empire for cheap labour. So it was that Indians took up residence, especially in the southern islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Guianas on the South American mainland. Their presence transformed the cookery of those parts: curries and pilaus were second nature; masalas and East Indian spices, universal flavourings. The new Indian settlers also brought their breads, and this is the o