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The Ultimate Dhalpuri Recipe.


 

Over the past couple years I’ve shared a few recipes which I’ve coined as being “Ultimate” and with the popularity of this roti and the amount of requests for the recipe over the last few months I strongly believe it deserves to join the other cast members in the ultimate series. Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago dhalpuri was one of those special dishes which was made the occasional Sunday morning or when the first choice – pelau wasn’t made for a beach lime. I still recall the strong aroma of geera (cumin) roasting before it was ground and added to the dhal filling for the roti, emanating from my great aunt’s house next door. Not sure if I was one of her’s faves, but I do recall always having a portion reserved for me (her curry potato was ah bess). When I wasn’t causing trouble with my brother… I was a good boy and everyone loved me πŸ™‚

For this recipe I got my mom’s help , so let’s give moms some props!

There are a few steps in making dhalpuri roti, so I do hope my explanation below is not too confusing. We’ll start with the filling, then the dough and close off with putting everything together and cooking the actual roti.

You’ll Need…

For the filling

1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground roasted geera (cumin)
2 cups split peas (dhal)
1/4 of a scotch bonnet pepper (or any hot pepper you like)

For the dough (actual roti)

3 cups all purpose flour
pinch fast acting yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon baking powder
water (see note below)
* 5 tablespoon vegetable oil (for brushing the roti while it cooks)

Notes: We ended up using close to 1 and 3/4 cups of water when making the dough. Start with about 1 cup and add as necessary… the goal is to achieve a smooth, tender dough which is a bit firm (hold it’s shape). With the roasted geera, traditionally that’s roasted the same time the roti is being made (grains are roasted then ground) to really release the oils and aroma. But in my case I used the pre-packaged ground (roasted) one.

Making this roti can be a bit messy, especially if you have any break while cooking and with the use of the oil you’ll be brushing onto it it cooks… it may splatter onto your stove. Be prepared for some cleaning when the stove cools.

The first thing we need to do is prepare the dhal, since it needs to cool before we can work with it. Quickly sort through the 2 cups of split peas to see if there’s anything foreign among them (twigs etc – remove), then give it a good wash. Place about 5-6 cups of water to boil in a deep sauce pan and add the split peas and turmeric to the boiling water. Reduce the heat so it’s at a rolling boil and cook for about 20 minutes. NOTE: If you’re using a food processor as I did, allow it to cook for about 25-30 minutes. If using a traditional food mill, cook for the 20 minutes I mentioned.

Then drain and set aside to cool.

 

After you’ve put the boiled dhal (split peas) to cool, it would be a good time to start working on the dough. In a large bowl (I’m sure you can use a food processor as well – providing it can make dough) add the flour, salt, yeast, baking powder and start adding water. Knead to aΒ  firm consistency… keep adding water as necessary. Work to form a huge dough ball, then cover the bowl with a tea towel or plastic wrap and allow it to rest for about 20 minutes. (pay attention to time as you don’t want the dough to over-rest)

 

Let’s now work on the split peas filling. I used a food processor and ran into some problems as I tried to work all at the same time and it just wasn’t happening. So I then divided it into 3 batches which was a lot easier to get to the consistency I wanted.

Place all the ingredients for making the filling into the food processor or food mill and work until you have a no whole peas or large pieces. I guess the ground peas should look similar to bread crumbs… if you have any full grains of dhal in the mix it may rip the roti while cooking. If you’re using a food mill it will have a soft, smooth consistency as the mill really grinds it in a way the food processor can’t duplicate. If you’re not familiar with what a food mill is, see below- it’s the traditional device used in preparing the dhal filling.

The next step in to break down the main dough ball into six smaller balls, then fill them with the peas filling we just made. You will have enough filling left over to make about 4 more dhalpuri so you can either freeze this or make some more dough (or cut back on the amount of split peas you prepare).

Divide the main dough into 6 pieces and form six smaller dough balls. Here’s where it may get a bit messy… flatten out each dough ball in your hand (see pics below) to form a 6 inch circle, then dust with flour and add 4 tablespoons of the filling to each. You will have to make a sort of bowl shape as you keep adding the split peas filling. Then using your fingers, form to a ball shape and pinch to seal. I do hope the pics below helps with explaining this step.

Now it’s time to heat your tawa (baking stone) on medium/high heat and brush some oil onto it’s surface. On a flour dusted surface, roll out one of the stuffed dough balls we made. Turn, flip and keep rolling until you have a pizza like shape that’s about 12-14 inches in diameter and about 1/8 inch thick. Remember to consider the size of tawa you’ll be using, so you don’t end up with a roti that’s too big to fit on your tawa. I assume you could use a large non-stick frying pan if you don’t own a tawa but you may encounter a problem when trying to flip with the edges of the frying pan.

Be careful when placing the rolled out dough onto the tawa as it will be hot. After about 30 seconds, using your hand if you’re a pro or a couple spatulas flip the roti. Now give this side a quick brush with the oil. You may have to flip this a couple times. It will take a bout 4-6 minutes to fully cook and you’ll notice that it will start to “swell” or inflate as cooks. That’s a sign that it’s ready to be removed off the tawa. Repeat this step for the remaining 5 roti.

Yes, there are a few steps involved and you’re probably saying “this is exactly why I buy my dhalpuri”, but I assure you that it’s rather simple and I do hope the combination of my description and pictures above is easy to follow along. I would suggest placing these on paper towels to absorb excess oil and do wrap in paper towels or tea towel to keep them soft (the air tends to make them a bit stiff). For those of you who make dhalpuri may find that the instant yeast is a bit strange.. but I assure you that you’ll have a nice tender roti which will reheat as if they were just made. I’ve seen my mom not only wrap them in a tea towel, but place that into a plastic shopping bag to eat later that day. If you make a couple batches you can certainly freeze them. I usually place them (folded) into freezer bags and they keep for at least a month in the freezer. Then it’s just a case of nuking them in the microwave to reheat. However when reheating in the microwave, don’t put the full time at once. I usually do 45 seconds on high and depending on hot it is I then flip over and heat an additional 40 seconds.

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  1. Veronica Armstrong
    July 24, 2021 / 9:15 am

    Chris love your recipes on trini foods, have you ever made dhal puri instead of putting it in middle of dough, mix it together then make ball rest and roll bake on tawah. would love a response
    thank you

  2. Karl Langdon
    June 30, 2019 / 9:39 am

    Love these recipes and can’t wait to try this one.

  3. Sarah
    January 28, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    I follow the recepie, but still,can’t get it right…does not blow up, why, at the end when finished, the ends are dry and it is hard,, why, please help

    Sarah

  4. Sadia
    June 7, 2018 / 1:44 am

    Excellent it is also good to use yellow moong daal filling in same way again very tasty recipe thx

  5. Clair
    April 3, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Is there any way a gluten-free alternative to this mouth-watering recipe? Thanks.

  6. Allison
    April 2, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Hi, I’ve tried the Dhalpuri recipe, but I can’t seem to get the dough to rise. What can be the problem? I’ve tried everything, just the way as the recipe stated.

  7. Richard
    March 13, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I’ll be trying this on the weekend Chris. I enjoy your recipes. Feels like I’m back home again.

  8. Zoe
    February 13, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I can’t wait to try this out!

  9. June 25, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Excellent recipe. My roti’s came out tender and delicious.

  10. June 25, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Excellent recipe. My roti’s were tender and delicious.

  11. Maude
    June 15, 2017 / 12:48 am

    thank you, awesome recipe…cannot wait to try it.
    do you use hot or cold water to make dough?

  12. Mohan
    March 19, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Your efforts are always appreciated by my self. many thanks for the informal and authentic presentation which I find relative.
    thanks again

  13. Michelle Brown
    January 13, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Seasons Greetings Chris! Does the recipe really need 2 Tbsp of Baking Powder? Thanks and keep sharing these loving stories and delicous and more importantly nutritrious recipes. 01

  14. Laura
    October 26, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Thank-you so much for sharing this. I just bought myself a tawa and can’t wait to try it! I was making rotis with tortilla bread for several years but really missed the “real” roti shells. Recently, I started buying dhalpuri and then the price went way up. What to do? I had no idea how the dhal got inside. This is super cool. Thanks again!

  15. Lydia Tauwnaar
    October 5, 2016 / 2:13 am

    Thank you so much, Chris. I have tried to prepare roti’s in the past and gave up a long time ago. They came out so hard that you could use them as a weapon (I am a very peaceful person). I intend to try again with your help and will let you know the result.

  16. Cindy
    September 18, 2016 / 6:14 am

    Excellent recipe and great step by step photos! I tried this recipe and my roti was much softer and did not get holes while rolling out. Thank you!

  17. Sue
    August 1, 2016 / 6:41 am

    Thanks so much for this I can’t wait to go home and try.

  18. Kim
    July 24, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. We use to have family back home in NYC overnight this roti to us. No More. The more I make it the better I get at it. I even purchased a Tawa. Next to try is the Buss Up Shut. Had that in T&T while visiting the hubby’s family, so definitely looking forward to making that one. Just want to add that I Love your videos!

  19. Avryl
    April 13, 2016 / 11:57 am

    You didn’t say when to put in the other ingredients besides the tumeric,in the dhal…is it when its finished grinding?

  20. Richard Ottley
    March 28, 2016 / 12:38 am

    Can I do this on an electric stove?

  21. Niv Raphael
    January 30, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the recipe !It is very well done and very enticing.
    I have been fantasizing of doing it for the last 3.5 years and today I finally made it with the help of my sister πŸ™‚ It turned out very good though I never had the real thing so nothing to compare.
    I wanted to ask what would you eat along side with it ? which combinations works best.
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  22. Marisa
    December 2, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe, I tried it today with my daughter and it came out boss! I used melted butter to brush on my roti while it was cooking. I love, love, love the step my step pictures. Making this kind of roti is hard to explain I have found, so pictures are awesome! Great job, tell your mom thanks also.

    • admin
      December 3, 2015 / 4:38 pm

      so glad you gave it a try, had fun an was successful. i will pass on the regards to mom.

  23. Jolene
    September 24, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    So I don’t know if you could help me recover.I didn’t use processor or blender.I cooked peas and swizzle.now I’m waiting for peas to dry.can I still use peas like this.

  24. Marilyn Miramon
    July 27, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    I’m so glad I looked at your site today. I live in France where I cannot buy an all purpose flour to make dhalpouris. The French use their flour to make their delicious French bread which is made with “weak flour” from soft wheat. Hard wheat is cultivated to make flour for pasta only. Luckily I buy my mango chutney online from a firm which I discovered also sells flour for making pouris and chapatis so I’m hoping that this flour will work for me. Your recipe is very explicative, so I’m going to print it out, pictures and all, will let you know how it worked out.

  25. Renuka
    May 11, 2015 / 3:18 am

    For the dough do you use hot or cold water. Thanks

    • admin
      May 11, 2015 / 5:03 am

      room temperature (cool)

  26. Cathy
    May 1, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    This recipe turned out perfectly! I didn’t have a tawa so I made the rotis smaller and used a cast iron flat grill pan. For the people who said the roti was getting crispy i think you must be adding too much flour, or not enough water. The dough should be almost a bit sticky before it rests. Great recipe!

  27. April 28, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Yes Chris. Thank you for an awesome step by step recipe for Dhal puri roti.
    I love you took the time to give specific instructions on cooking the split peas for use in a food processor. Some people told me it would not work but I knew the “Wicked Chef” had the answer.

    Thanks again.

    btw can you help me with the recipe for coconut roll please.

  28. gemma smith
    April 23, 2015 / 6:46 am

    i admire how this recipe is written step by step which makes it easier for me to follow through with it with successful results.
    it was enjoyable for me and to others. i appreciate it a lot and look forward to similar recipes and results.

  29. Sagar Singh
    April 3, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Tried once…did not come out good…maybe my dough…using cake flour here in South Africa..will that be the problem?

    • Angela
      May 20, 2015 / 9:03 am

      No, you cannot use cake flour. You have to use regular flour. Cake flour is strictly for cakes and pastries that you are baking. You cannot fry cake flour.

  30. Mopie
    February 12, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Hi this is great
    I’ve tried this a few times but each time the roti comes out hard and almost crisp and I cannot fold it or use it as a shell for my chicken curry.
    Also it does not ‘puff up’ when I cook it.
    Tawa is hot, using a good veg oil.
    Maybe my dhal isnt ground down enough and when I’m rolling it out its creating little tears so the steam is escaping and not puffing up?

    thoughts
    thanks!

    • admin
      February 15, 2015 / 4:31 pm

      two reason why it may tear. 1 the roti is rolled too thin or (and I believe this may be the issue) the boiled ground dhal is not cooked enough or too coarse. Do yu recall what brand flour you’re using?

  31. Adhi
    December 1, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Chris,
    First, I must compliment you for the GREAT job you are doing by sharing your yummy recipes, especially the Dhalpuri.
    For years I have tried making dhalpuri, but was not successful. After trying your recipe, I am a pro at it now. I do not like the yeast in it so I use 1 tsp of baking powder for 1 cup of flour and it is a winner!
    God Bless You.

  32. Tara
    November 11, 2014 / 11:09 am

    Hey Chris,since moving to Canada I have started putting a pinch of yeast as well in the dough,also I use a Very heavy bottomed skillet to make the rotis,as cleanup on the stove is less…Your recipe is exactly what I use..Moms’ know best right…lol.

  33. Herman
    November 11, 2014 / 9:25 am

    Very Interesting. I have been making Roti for some time now and have tried many different recipes over the years. The yeast doesn’t work for me.

  34. JESSICA
    November 10, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Hi Chris thanks for this recipe I never flour my dough before I put the peas in neither or use yeast in my dough so the next time I make it I will be sure to use these tips.Thank you

  35. Amanda chinapen
    November 10, 2014 / 10:24 am

    Thanks for the recipe!

  36. September 30, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    Great recipe, Doesn’t putting something in dough making everything better! I think every culture has something wrapped in dough and cooked. Thanks Chris.

  37. deneal13
    July 27, 2014 / 7:48 am

    it was a good recipe

  38. Mary
    July 26, 2014 / 10:11 am

    These are very simple and thorough instructions for making dhalpuri. I may just add that when freezing you may try rolling the roti and wrap in plastic wrap. This will prevent them from breaking when they are being thawed.When thawing, cover with a paper towel/napkin. The roti will look and taste like freshly made roti.

  39. Mark
    May 29, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I have used this recipe many times, and it is right on with the flavor! I initially had a hard time getting the boiled yellow peas etc to grind finely enough in order to roll out well, and I found a solution, in case anyone has had this problem ( it can affect how things rise too). After preparing the peas etc and boiling them, put them in the freezer, checking to loosen them up every 15 minutes or so, till they are hard like coffee beans, but still loose- not a big block. Once they are there, you can blend them in a food processor till they are very fine- fine enough to roll out a very large diameter dhalpuri that rises pretty well for me , though not as well as the video!
    Great website by the way. Takes me home!

  40. Trini woman
    March 23, 2014 / 10:31 am

    I tried this recipe. The dhal was overlooked in the 25 minutes suggested so it turned to the consistency of mashed potatoes in the food processor. The filling kept coming out while rolling out. The roti did not rise at all while cookin. I ended up with thick heavy unbendable flatbread unable to wrap up the filling without breaking up and making a mess.

  41. Therese Moore
    January 13, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I am a lover of dhalpuri so I will be definitely be trying this recipe.. your coconut bakes recipe came out great.

  42. Georgiana O'Brien
    November 3, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    I tried your recipe and was very pleased with the results. However my question is why am I having a difficult time in trying to keep the roti continually soft after cooking? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thank you;
    Georgiana.

    • Lorna
      March 28, 2014 / 1:16 pm

      You are right as I never heard about putting yeast. I’m going to try it as it might be the thing to help it puff up. Thanks

  43. Jacqueline
    October 1, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Tried your recipe and my dhalpuri came out wonderful. You are a pro. Thank you for a great recipe.

  44. Rena
    September 29, 2013 / 10:19 pm

    Hello , Greetings from Singapore . My mom used to make dhalpuris and i love them. It was kind of nice to come across a recipe for this πŸ™‚

  45. Deborah
    September 21, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Hi Chris.I have been making dhalpuri for years but but could not get them to raise like yours,Am going to try your recipe hope it as good as yours.I try your coconut mango ice cream ti tasted wonderful,I will be trying many more.Thank you.

  46. Felica
    September 18, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    I know the best way is to use dhal and prepare it fresh, but I don’t have a food processor (yet) or a grinder not even a mortar or pistol (new to cooking) can I use chick pea flour? & if so how much.

  47. Angela Raymond-Forde
    September 14, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    You should get invited to a lot of weddings because you teach so many people how to cook..way to a man’s heart..you are a kind of matchmaker, the icing on the cake..pun intended..Thanks for having such a kind heart and being so patient.

  48. Jamie Overstreet
    September 12, 2013 / 8:11 pm

    This is the recipe I have been looking for. The split peas is what I was missing. Thank you

  49. Jaishri
    September 6, 2013 / 9:04 am

    Never made this back home and made it a few days ago and all my guests thought I have been doing this for years. Thank you so much.

  50. debra edmund
    August 10, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Your’s looks better than mine. Will try your recipe next time! Hope i win the cookbook!

  51. debra edmund
    August 10, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    Yours look beret than mine. Will try your recipe next time. Hope i win the cookbook!

  52. Nutra Burn 10
    July 11, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    Hey! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?

    I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  53. April 8, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    hey the ultimate dhalpuri is boss cant wait to try it. chris u do it so wel keep on cooking for the caribbean.

  54. Mark
    March 23, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Growing up my dad played cricket. All the wives would come to our house and make the food for the after game party. Curry and Roti was always my favoite. Im slowly learing to make this delicious food for my family now. Thanks for the great recipe and the chance to show my family this wonderful food.

  55. Tricia
    March 7, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Always wanted to try cooking dhalporie now i can:~}

  56. Brooke
    December 27, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Hi, thank you for this recipe. Could u tell me roughly how many roti this makes?

  57. Sali
    November 13, 2012 / 1:14 am

    Hello Chris… There are some things I do need to get to make my Dhalpuri roti a success. Yes one like a proper grinder two a tawa but I am in Europe and I have a glass top stove so I am also scared to put a heavy tawa if I could find one on the electric glass top stove. I am now in the process of looking for a separate gas stove and some sort of griddle I may have to look in a camping store for these things……… Any ideas?

    I love your site.

    SAV

    • March 21, 2013 / 1:47 pm

      Sali, you can use an electric griddle or a large fry pan with great success in making the roti , even if you do not have a tawa/baking stone.

    • Jacqueline
      October 1, 2013 / 2:19 pm

      Hey Sali, just read your post and I also have a glass top stove. I picked up a Kitchen Aid griddle at one of my supermarkets and it works great. It is round just like a tawa and its raised edge keeps the stove clean when cooking. Mine is non stick. It looks like a fry pan but with a shallow raised edge.

  58. Earlean Vreeland
    October 21, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Thanks to all of you fellow Audiphiles out there we certainly are a brother (and sister) hood!

  59. Lily
    October 15, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Thank you, thank you so much Chris for this recipe. It was perfect and easy to make. My dad used to buy West Indian food when I was little and where I live now there isn't any nearby. I missed eating the curries and roti. The only place I can get roti is in the Malaysian restaurant–which there's no comparison by far. I'm going to forward this website to my close Guayanese friend.

  60. Eunice
    June 26, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    Hi Chris, I have been making dhalpuri roti for many many years but could never get them to raise like yours but I used your recipe and it came out excellent(raised). Thank you! Love what you are doing. Keep up the good work.

  61. Glenda Muto
    May 20, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    I also forgot to tell you, I add a squeeze of lime juice, and a 1/2 stick of butter to the flour, the lime juice seem to make the flour very soft to work with, I also brush my with some melted butter with some oil, I use 1/2 + 1/2 or each, give a yummy taste

  62. Glenda Muto
    May 20, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I am so glad I found your website, I am a Trini girl and make my Trini dhalpouri and a mean curry, I love my Trini roots, I add a little more seasonings to my filling, like finely chopped chives, some curry powder and if I can find it some pimento pepper, gives the filling a little more kick. Thank you for all the recipes, I am going to make some of it.

  63. chrissy
    May 5, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    My dads wife showed me how to make this once. I forgot how to,she’s now past on. It’s good to see that I can always get the recipe from you guys . Thank you. I’ll make some for my dad.

  64. nelly
    April 23, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Chris i just want to say thank you for showing me the way to make dholpurri may GOD continue to bless you .

  65. lisa mayers
    March 28, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    how are you i would to know how to get Sweet Hands island cooking from TRINIDAD & TOBAGO [email protected]

  66. M .H
    March 6, 2012 / 9:52 am

    u made it look so easy……lol… gonna try it

  67. Ank
    January 27, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    Sweet Jesus this was an awesome dalpuri! I made this today with a little whole wheat flour and I could kiss you right now. It's perfect!

  68. Chrissy
    January 12, 2012 / 1:58 am

    Definitely will try this out…been searching for roti recipe for too long…may try it this weekend.. Don’t have tawa or mill or processor but will find a way to crush the peas… I was shown how to before but I forgot… As you say though, the yeast is new.. But I’ll try..one question… There is fast acting n slow raising yeast? Where I am, I’m not sure I can be specific with that as things are in a different language.. Will see what other menu u have that I can try out…thanks again.

  69. December 7, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    I had to do a double-take because for a moment I wondered if I was looking at my blog. It is creepy how much the shots are alike.

  70. Kim
    November 17, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    Your website is awesome !!! I love it. I can't wait to make this Roti for myself and family. I haven't had a roti in a few years and I so miss it. I don't want try to find some place when I can just make it myself and enjoy the process of making such an enjoyable meal. My dad and mom are both from the islands and I used to enjoy when they took me to "lime" and all this good island dished were there for me to know where my roots are from. Keep on posting !!!!

  71. Monika
    November 8, 2011 / 11:10 am

    I am definitely gonna try this…

  72. Momena
    October 29, 2011 / 5:53 am

    Love to better my cooking

  73. October 23, 2011 / 5:43 pm

    My friends from Bihar and UP make stuffed pooris and paratha's like this; loved seeing this carribbean recipe. As always, the step-by-step snapshots help.

  74. Renata
    October 17, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    I tried making it once and failed MISERABLY!!! I messed up putting the dahl in the roti. I dunno. SO, I get my mom to make me dhalpourie… Besides, my cooking can NEVER beat my moms cooking. Im happy either way.

  75. Genelle G
    October 1, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    I love Trini food. Now I want to know how to cook it myself…

  76. peter
    September 30, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    can't beat a dhalpuri roti.
    it's just like mah good friend mom makes them

  77. Indrani
    September 30, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    How about a good bread pudding recipe!!!!! I'm cooking dasheen with meat now and my husband is loving it !!!!!!

  78. rachel Andrews
    September 30, 2011 / 6:03 am

    Thanks for this recipe my dough came out almost perfect. Just have to work on my kneading technique.

  79. Susie
    September 30, 2011 / 4:23 am

    Hi Chris, I moved to the UK three years ago and use all of your recipes on a regular basis. I must admit I have never tried to make dhalpouri it always seem so much work and since I did not have access to a traditional mill I just never bothered. But I must say I am intrigued by the use of a processor and will definitely try this. Thanks alot for all that you do to keep these recipes alive. Susie

  80. staceyspice
    September 29, 2011 / 11:04 pm

    I WAS SO AFRAID TO TRY TO MAKE DHALPOURI, BUT,YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE SO EASY TO FOLLOW, I LOVE YOU CHRIS,THANKS

  81. September 29, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    fantastic recipes, I am a really lousy cook …until I do one of your recipes, and suddenly I can serve a delicious meal to my family. Having step by step photos is the best … takes all the guessing out of cooking a wonderful West Indian dish.
    Good work

    p

  82. charmaine
    September 29, 2011 / 9:28 pm

    Chris thank you for this step by step recipe, i am surely going to be trying this,for i am a lover of roti

  83. Claudette
    September 29, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    You make it look so easy, but in reality it’s a lot of work, (preparation that is). When I try this recipe I’ll have to start early morning to ensure that I finish in time for lunch. Props to your mom.

  84. Linda Pachal
    September 29, 2011 / 8:22 pm

    Thanks for posting the step by step pics Chris. Have always wanted to learn how to make this recipe. Love eating dhalpori roti whenever I make curry shrimp with poatoes and chickpeas. If I'm correct I believe you also posted a video on youtube also. Hopefully one day soon, whenever I find the time. I will try this from scratch. πŸ˜€ Cheers.

  85. DEBORAH MITCHELL
    September 29, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    HI i JUST LOVE TRYING DOING THINGS THESE DISHES AFTER YOU, IT LOOKS SO MUCH EASIER TO DO, BUT I DO ENJOY TRYING LOL LOL

  86. omar schoonhoven
    September 29, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    looks good. defenitly gonna try this one over the weekend have it with some curry chicken.
    thanks for all the great recipes.
    helps out a lot.
    hoping to win this great looking cookbook

    keep up the good work

  87. yanique edwards
    September 29, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    i always love cooking and caribbean pot has enhanced my cooking abilities.
    thanks for all your work, recipes, meals, videos and everything that i use for my tools to make my family and myself happy. i love trinis and will someday vivisit you chris in person for a show down.
    are you ready for a show down chris. caribbean to the world. love the recipes and all your efforts and tarvelling and exposing your business. great job

  88. yanique edwards
    September 29, 2011 / 4:00 pm

    chris i love your recipes from the very first day i stumble on your website. you have inspired me alot and i have bring many new meals to my table and to my family using your recipes and meals from the one and only CARRIBBEAN POT. continue to do your good work and may god open more doors for you and continue to bless you tremendously. really love the roti recipe. its something i love since high school and i have tried most of your recipes, so iwill surely try this one.

    love yah.

  89. Patricia
    September 29, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    Always wanted to know how todo those roti stuff.Maybe now is my chance.Thanks for the recipes by the way.They are very informative .I enjoy reading them and trying some.

  90. Andrea Crerar
    September 29, 2011 / 3:58 pm

    Love getting your recipes !
    Moved to Cincinnati two years ago from Toronto and I am forced to make our traditional Caribbean favourites as there is a sad shortage of West Indian culture and cuisine in Loveland, Ohio !
    Our sons have remained in Canada to attend university and there is often a "wish list" for island staples when they visit us in Cincinnati.
    Since my younger son attends McMaster, do you have any recommendations for a good West Indain grocery in Hamilton ?
    Thank you again for all the wonderful recipes – you really do cook and write from the heart !

    Andrea

  91. marvin
    September 29, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Thanks Chris because of you I now have Kitchen Cred lol

    Keep up the good work

  92. anna
    September 29, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    your reciepe has don me well am actually teaching others what i have learnt it been reall great for me i look forward for more

  93. Damien
    September 29, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    This recipe worked out great for me. Can't wait to make more!!

  94. bajan69
    September 29, 2011 / 1:46 pm

    This does look absolutely incredible. I hope it's as easy to make as it looks. I think I will be trying this sometime this week and get my 11 year old son to help out in the cooking. I think he may be a great Chef one day so I am going to put him to the test.

  95. rob
    September 29, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    all the recipes look awesome and id love that cookbook

  96. Tina
    September 29, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    I have never eaten these before, but from the recipe, it looks like a relatively similar process to making tortillas. I'm putting on my "bravery" hat and giving this one a go! Wish me luck! πŸ™‚

  97. shermin
    September 29, 2011 / 11:41 am

    Hi Chris, Thanks for all the lovely and educational tips in the preparation of these wonderful recipes. I do try them from time to time and really do enjoy them, especially when friends come over or share with my co-workers. I always look forward to your encouraging note in my mail to spur me on to try something in cooking new recipes……………..I love it even though i can be terrible busy at times you bring a smile on when i see a mail from Caribbean Pot!

  98. ANGIE
    September 29, 2011 / 11:27 am

    This sounds so easy! Who knew? Will try it this weekend! Thanks so much!

  99. Amrita Basanta
    September 29, 2011 / 11:20 am

    great recipe

  100. Toni Ali
    September 29, 2011 / 11:10 am

    My daughter has a friend from Trinidad who showed her hoe to make Roti… we can't get enough. Now I hope to wow them with this recipe! Can't wait to try the dhalpouri, thanks for the recipe(and hopefully the cookbook!). Toni Ali

  101. September 29, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Always wanted to do Dhalpuri, it would be wonderful if i win dis recipe book

  102. Rheema
    September 29, 2011 / 11:04 am

    I've never tried dhalpourie before. This makes it seem manageable. Can't wait to try it.

  103. Loraine
    September 29, 2011 / 10:06 am

    Your trini recipes are the most delightful. I cook for every member of my family, relatives, friends, church members and other events, using your all purpose recipes and I make everyone happy and totally pleased. Whether for the sick or the healthy, they all end up pleasantly satisfied with the many dishes I prepare using your recipes to detail. Thank you Chris for making life easier for me in the KITCHEN!

  104. Chelie
    September 29, 2011 / 9:43 am

    Thanks for the Dhalpouri recipe Chris, I love this roti and wanted to know how to make it. I tried the recipe and it came out very good. The picture demonstrations were also very helpful. Thanks again Chris.

  105. Siri
    September 29, 2011 / 9:43 am

    I am loving this recipe!!!! Had another indian dish lastnight, vegetable bhaji aka pakoras!! Made with a chick pea flour batter. It was delicious!!

  106. lisa
    September 29, 2011 / 9:37 am

    IM glad there is a free cookbook contest but it would help me learn to cook and work on my carribean dishes if i had the opporunity to … so i hope this helps and i can get cooking

  107. Genielle Mc Millan
    September 29, 2011 / 9:31 am

    This looks so good that my mouth is watering!! Can't wait to try it. Keep up the good work in promoting real Trini cooking.

    Gmack0448

  108. Antoinette
    September 29, 2011 / 9:23 am

    Another fantastic recipe to try – keep them comming Chris!!!! Sooo kind of you to share soooo much with us all – Antoinette

  109. Pamela
    September 29, 2011 / 8:58 am

    Thanks for all the great recipes Chris – I'd love to win the cookbook – so glad I found your website!!!
    Pamela K

  110. dorne peters
    September 29, 2011 / 8:42 am

    Keep it coming Chris!

  111. 0rchids7
    September 29, 2011 / 8:41 am

    I love dhalpuri but I have never tried to make it, thanks for this recipe I will definitely be trying this.
    I have recently discovered your website and I am truly hooked!! All the tips and advice is wonderful.
    My family are from Guyana and the recipes bring back memories from my childhood, thank you soooooooo much for making me happy. lol
    It is difficult to find a decent Caribbean cookbook that is truly authentic so all the links are helpful.

    Keep up the fantastic work, God bless you all.

  112. Drusilla Henry
    September 29, 2011 / 8:34 am

    I love your recipes. I was born in Sans Souci, Trinidad, but unfortunate was not raise in Trinidad, so i used your recipes all the time cause i LOVE my Trini food

  113. candace
    September 29, 2011 / 8:23 am

    I could eat that everyday.

  114. John D
    September 29, 2011 / 7:55 am

    The Mystery Is Solved!

    For years, since I was a child, it seems as though there was a mystery to making Dhal Roti. When I asked questions about measurements, I always got vague answers. Finally you have broken it down so I can practice making one of the most delightful of Trini recipes from my childhood.

    Thank you once again.

  115. elaine
    September 29, 2011 / 7:50 am

    Wanted this recipe for a long time, thanks Caribbean Pot, the men in my family will ccertainly love this

  116. Claire
    September 29, 2011 / 7:46 am

    This dhalpouri recipe is one I simply MUST try doing. The best rotis I've ever tasted in Barbados came from a shop in Hastings, The Ackee Tree. Gina always makes them with dhalpouri and I'd have them no other way. Now I can have a go at re-creating them at home, when there's snow outside! Wonderful. Thanks Chris.

  117. Maria
    September 29, 2011 / 7:27 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for making these accessible. Do you have a recipe for traditional chrismas cake?

  118. Shelly
    September 29, 2011 / 7:11 am

    Hey thanks for this step by step explanation, i always get excited that you include pictures. I've always helped my granddad cook the roti but never in the preparation stage. i've moved away from home and tried making dhalpourie and not once has it been what like what i had at home. i am definitely trying this recipe this weekend! thanks Chris

  119. Elizabeth
    September 29, 2011 / 6:51 am

    Hello Chris,
    The recipies you are posting are awesome really enjoy the food! Thanks for taking the time for making the world a better and healthier place! Hope everyone is enjoying cooking!
    Elizabeth

  120. Magnus
    September 29, 2011 / 6:39 am

    This looks really good!!

  121. Joanne
    September 29, 2011 / 5:35 am

    I love caribbean pot….

  122. Marilyn Joseph
    September 29, 2011 / 4:06 am

    Oh Chris this recipe looks sooo yummy I am definately going to give it a go – Marilyn

  123. Mandy N
    September 29, 2011 / 3:14 am

    You are the bet mate. My TrIni mother in law taught me some tricks. But you say it as it is with pic explaninging every stage.

  124. Alf G
    September 29, 2011 / 2:59 am

    I love Roti and will be trying your recipe some time as I usually use ready made naan bread. Your recipes look very tasty and make me a bit hungry at times. Thanks Chris.

  125. Gary
    September 29, 2011 / 1:42 am

    Would love to win the book!

  126. Ant
    September 29, 2011 / 1:34 am

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes! Would love to win a cookbook to add what you have already shared.

  127. Jimmie
    September 28, 2011 / 11:51 pm

    This looks like a lot of hard work to me. But I'm going to give it my best shot.

  128. julia
    September 28, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Now I really feel like eating roti.

  129. julia
    September 28, 2011 / 10:31 pm

    This is great , I really like that you show us each step.

  130. CAMILLE DWARIKA
    September 28, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    hi Chris i did not make a bad choice linking up to your web site,great job, love your recipes,love the videos,making dhalpurie soon for my inlaws wish me luck….take care…keep up the good work,,,,oh send me a cook book…

  131. Ria
    September 28, 2011 / 10:17 pm

    Nothing like a piece of dhalpuri and hong wing coffee in the morning….delish!!!
    Thank you Chris for your wonderful recipes and techniques. There hasn't been one recipe of yours that I have tried, that i wasn't proud off. Keep up the great work and may god bless you to continue doing your great service.

  132. Abraham Goldgewicht
    September 28, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    I live in Port Limon, Costa Rica never made this type of caribbeanΒ¨TortillaΒ¨, sort of stuffed, sort of blending…. Great idea to include it into thousands of recepies calling for a wrap: with chicken, meats, all sort of vegetarian stuffings…. Thanks for making my imagination fly. IΒ΄ll try it with some fish…let you know…

  133. Karen
    September 28, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    Hi Chris. I'm new to Caribbean Pot and I'm excited to try some of your recipes. You make everything seem simple!

  134. Beverly
    September 28, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    I haven't tried a recipe yet, but I love to get them for the day I take the time to do so.

  135. Patricia Deacon
    September 28, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Have used some of the recipes and they were all very yummy. Thank you ever so much for this service – have been looking for really good recipes from home for a long time and won the jackpot with you!

  136. Trish
    September 28, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I am not Trini I am Nevisian but I have used several of your recipes and will definitely be trying this one on the weekend thank you for making this and all your recipes user-friendly.

  137. Carol Wiley
    September 28, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    This recipe for dhalpuri sounds very interesting and I can't wait to try it. Looking at the directions, I am wondering if the split pea mixture breaks through the dough when rolling it out?
    Thanks for the chance at the Sweet Hands cookbook.

  138. Charlene
    September 28, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    I love my Caribbean?Trinidadian food and this website, thank you Chris, gives me the opportunity to try all the things I like but have never made. Putting on a little weight but it, for a good cause πŸ™‚

  139. drive786
    September 28, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    i would love to have my hand on this book to make my favorite food in the comfort of my own home ,now that would be sweet only if i am lucky which is ;( lol but ah got to try right .

  140. lisa paulsingh
    September 28, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    oh boi,im loving this recipe.i luv dhalpuri but was never brave enough to try it but this step by step recipe makes it look so easy πŸ™‚ thanks a mil Caribbean pot!!!!

  141. John
    September 28, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    Love all your recipes, Chris. Always look forward to getting your emails.

  142. Ros
    September 28, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    Have to definitely try this – thanks

  143. K. Alexander
    September 28, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    Mango chutney or tamarind sauce would go well with this recipe.

  144. Carol Malik
    September 28, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Awesome! I am looking forward to trying this dhalpouri recipe! YUM! I have a lot of fun trying all the different recipes and even more fun when my grown sons try out the new food! Thanks!

  145. dianna
    September 28, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    OMG i love this, can't wait to try the recipe

  146. September 28, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    I would love to get this recipe and more! my friend from Gyana talks about this alot my family is from trinidad and tobago, but since my grandfather moved them to Guatemala we don't get to eat much of this until the St lucians and trinidadians come to visit which isn't often. I would love to be able to make this for my family.

  147. myrna
    September 28, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    looks good I need to try this

  148. Lennox King
    September 28, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    Thanks chris A few more tries and i'll get it right .The dough keep opening an the dahl is falling out
    Thanks again

  149. Laurence
    September 28, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    I'm relatively new to this site and so far I'm seeing recipes I will be trying and I love the photos of the preparations. Very easy to follow and I hope I'll be able to do it justice.

  150. Dblea
    September 28, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    Always good recipes, brings back so many memories.
    Keep up the good work.

  151. September 28, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    I tell you nothing beats a nice fresh warm Dhal Roti and I like the picture method display as well, I think i made roti 3 times in my life but this is the best way it see it being done without being there in person.

    Always good to see your post sharing is caring for real πŸ™‚

  152. Kat Smith
    September 28, 2011 / 7:27 pm

    I eh go lie eh Chris, i try this recipe out with alloo. I always had a problem trying to make dhalpuri. meh filling always coming out when i rolling it out. tried many many times before and finally gave up…right until i saw this. tried it with the aloo and the thing come out real good. i dont have a dhal mill so seeing how you did it in the food processor made me rel happy too bad. thanks for the detailed pics, my filling did NOT come out. thanks again. and ah go let yuh know how the rel dhalpurie come out.

  153. Donna James
    September 28, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    I have to try this. It is the best explanation I have see thus far. Thank you Chris you are my godsent chef.
    Donna

  154. Sumintra Ali
    September 28, 2011 / 7:12 pm

    I really enjoy watching your videos. They are very helpful for cooks who need to visualise what the ingredients would look like when put together during the different stages of preparation.

  155. s m s
    September 28, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    you are doing a great job of keeping the "Trini" food going for our future generation.The pics. and details are a great help. Everything looks so easy to do.thanks again and I always look forward for your recipes. Keep it up!!

  156. Shamil Martina
    September 28, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    Starting a restaurant at Curacao. Using al your recipes in my new restaurant. I just send this recipe to my cook. Thank you.

  157. honda872
    September 28, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    I hjave enjoyed several of your recipes and look forward more.

  158. Vanessa Belcon
    September 28, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    So when my dad was leaving the country to go live abroad, he gave me his tawah, sad to say i don't use it enough. After seeing this dhalpuri recipe though, and the step by step instructions (Thanks Chris) plannin to make some for Divali next month!!!!!! With some curried Goat, pumpkin, bodi & (black) mango ha ha!!!!!!!

  159. maureen
    September 28, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    I have enjoyed the recipes

  160. Joy Rodney
    September 28, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    I hope when I try this recipe it comes out as good as yours. Thankx again for the other good ones.

  161. Debbie
    September 28, 2011 / 6:18 pm

    Love my west indian food.

  162. Tamara Shamburger
    September 28, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    Caribbean food excites me!! Can’t wait to try some of the recipes!

  163. September 28, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    yummy but so much work! lol

  164. Laura
    September 28, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    I will share recipe with friends and family

  165. Laura
    September 28, 2011 / 6:06 pm

    Thanks for the recipe:)

  166. Texian2112
    September 28, 2011 / 6:03 pm

    Is there somewhere I can buy the cookbook? I definitely need one if it has great recipes like this one in it and I can't seem to win so I might as well just buy it. Thanks

  167. Celestina Bacchus
    September 28, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    Hi Chris just stop by to say that you have been doing a great job , keep it up and may God continue to bless you…… bless you

  168. Jocelyn
    September 28, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    May just give this a try!

  169. Linda
    September 28, 2011 / 5:59 pm

    Love it Chris! Thanks for giving us sooo many great recipes to broaden our pallets!

  170. Yoshime
    September 28, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    love ur recipes chris… keep them coming

  171. Janine Richards
    September 28, 2011 / 5:53 pm

    Oh my goodness. Pure delight! I'll be making the Dhalpuri most definitely. Thanks so very much for sharing this recipe.

  172. Latasha
    September 28, 2011 / 5:43 pm

    Hi Chris. I love this! My sister married a Island man and being from Chicago we have access to lots of different cultures of food. I have been blessed being from Chicago and a brother-in-law so that I can experience the love put in to the food. I personally have not made Dhalpuri but I gave the recipe to my sister and she made it. Oh My Goodness! It was good. Thank you for sharing your love through the recipes.

  173. Len
    September 28, 2011 / 5:43 pm

    Looking forwarding in spicing-up the food in this bland cooking country town where I live in outback Australia. My Trini blood and love of Indian cooking still boils in me.

  174. Nicole
    September 28, 2011 / 5:41 pm

    Chris, I've never had dahlpuri roti only dahl and roti so this is really one to try. Keep it up!

  175. Nicola
    September 28, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Thanks for the recipe Chris! I've always found making roti from scratch intimidating. But your step by step recipe complete with actual photos is really encouraging. I can't wait to try it out…looks delicious.

  176. cheri white
    September 28, 2011 / 5:36 pm

    Your recipe's are great!!!!!

    Thank you Chris.

  177. bridget
    September 28, 2011 / 5:35 pm

    I so love roti, Chris you r d bomb, I love ur website, u could always learn somethin new.great job.

  178. elizabeth
    September 28, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    Loved this receipe

  179. Maurini
    September 28, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    I haven't made dhalpuri since I was a little child – and I was only a helper then. Looking forward to trying mih hand at this!

  180. Deanna Lewis
    September 28, 2011 / 5:31 pm

    mmmmmm mmmmm mmm I will definitely be trying this. Chris you post some of the best recipes. I cant wait for your cookbook

  181. francesca
    September 28, 2011 / 5:24 pm

    Adore your site..it gives me inspiration every time – even though I like in Trinidad! I still can't get the burning sugar technique right – when I put the meat in, the sugar crystalizes – or it just tastes "sweet" rather than the deep meaty flavour everyone else seems to get. Sigh. I would love your cookbook but can't figure out how to enter the "give away". No matter what, I really appreciate my "sizzle Pot " emails when they come in! Bless!

  182. asha
    September 28, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    hi chris
    this is a great recipe
    but u know what there r lot of similarities in carribean n indian cooking
    only v make dal paratha but with wheat flour n a little smaller
    n in some parts of india they add sugar n cardamom pwdr n they roast the paratha in lot of ghee
    it is called puranpori

    • Judy
      September 28, 2011 / 11:05 pm

      Asha, Trinidad Caribbean Indian cooking, the Indian people brought from India years ago. But it has change slightly. My mum came from India with her family to live in Trinidad. The recipes came by way from India. Judy

  183. Dymplezz
    September 28, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    Mmm! I love roti. I'm a real flour baby!

  184. Lyla
    September 28, 2011 / 5:18 pm

    I am a retired 65 yr old who would luv this cookbook, so I can cook my husband's favourite TnT foods, especially now that the kids have flown the coop.

  185. JLew
    September 28, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    Hi again, I could not wait for divali to try your dhalpuri roti, so I tried it over the weekend, it came out great. My family enjoyed it Thanks again Chris for making it so easy.

  186. September 28, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    How exciting! I've only been following you on FB and subscribing here for a short time but I'm just in time for a cookbook give away. I cannot wait to try this recipe. also the Coconut bake. Mouth is watering as I type. LOL Looking forward to the recipes in the future. thank you!!!! Pat.

  187. Pearl
    September 28, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    Chris me again, my step mom also joined we are having a ball cooking together something we never did, we are closer than ever, thank you for this reunion.

  188. veronique cummings
    September 28, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    Thank you for the recipe

  189. Lauren
    September 28, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    I love seeing your food on the site. You cook the real Trini food. Hope to taste the food one day.

  190. Anika
    September 28, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    I can't wait to try this receipe! thank you for sharing

  191. TriniBah
    September 28, 2011 / 9:55 am

    Living in The Bahamas we do not get the foods we are accustomed to in T&T – in other words on our way home there is no roti shop and the like to stop by to get these and other home style tasty delicacies – what that says is that 'the mountain must come to Mohammed' – lol – I've got a tawa (ah hope ah could find it – lol) so thanks to this and other recipes from Caribbean Pot – I'm on my way!

  192. Mary
    September 28, 2011 / 5:51 am

    Recipe looks lovely need to give it a try when i get some free time on my hands! keep the recipes coming!!

  193. Beverley
    September 28, 2011 / 4:59 am

    I use to help my friend make Dhalpuri roti about 30 years ago(I only rolled it) she moved I moved and we lost touch..then found her on F/B living in Brampton, Canada. (she was living in England) I forgot all about this recipe,but my children loved it along with sweet bread she used to make, now I HAVE the RECIPE OH what a suprise they will have thank you a million times, curry for Saturday I think..OH have you got the recipe for Sweet Bread thats the only name I know…

  194. Judy
    September 28, 2011 / 12:18 am

    Hi Chris, I just had a dhalpuri a few weeks ago I went to the West Indies food store and around the corner there is a Trini Cafe after shopping I had a roti with curry chicken. This is in Philadelphia, in the U.S. so I was in Heaven and I have a Chinese Crested Dog who also loves roti and curry chicken but now I could make my own thanks to you and your Mum. They charge just for the skins $3.00 for one and $7.00 for a chicken roti. Thanks Judy from PA, U.S.

  195. dianne
    September 27, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    Hi Chris, I have waited for this recipe for a long time. My husband is an American and wanted to learn how to make dhalpouri for himself. He is hooked on Trinidad food.
    Thanks a million

  196. September 27, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    i love roti – especially this one – i always wanted to learn how to make it! thank you for this recipe!!! also – it's about time i learn to cook all types of caribbean food – i would love to have that book 'sweet hands'!

  197. Kay
    September 27, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    I never really favored dhalpuri (I guess it's something about the texture of the groun split peas), preferring the smoothness of the other kind of roti (buss up shut?). But this looks like something I would try anyway, just to get a feel for making roti. And it looks pretty simple. Keep the recipes coming!I keep hearing about the Sweet Hands cookbook (I visit a lot of Caribbean food sites, the majority of them Trini…interesting), so it'd be great to get a copy!

  198. Roneka
    September 27, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    I always wanted to know how to make dhall puri and your video on youtube really helped me .I tried the recipe and followed the steps and I must say that it turned out well for a beginner πŸ™‚ ….Thank u so much

  199. GBrina
    September 27, 2011 / 10:56 am

    This looks so gooood! I would love to try this recipe, but I need a tawa though to cook the roti. Do you know where can I find one? Anywhere online?
    I tried the other roti recipe and it didn't come out as good as I had hoped, so using a frying pan wasn't the best option for me.

  200. latinochino
    September 27, 2011 / 4:26 am

    Chris
    i have enjoyed everyone of your recipes…you make it look so simple. This dhalpouri reminds me of a time my mom had all four children at the time helping her make this meal. It was not of the best but it was made with love and so it tasted the most delicious

  201. dana rowling
    September 26, 2011 / 6:31 pm

    Absolutely fantastic. many thanks. Makes me feel like im home again xx

  202. Lin
    September 26, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    Doesn't look as difficult as I expected. Still may be a bit challenging. Thank you very much. Wonderful site.

  203. Jasmine
    September 26, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    This with some curry goat or chicken, mango, pumpkin and bhaji.! yum

  204. Gidel Johansson
    September 26, 2011 / 11:10 am

    Not that familiar with Caribbean cooking, HOWEVER the pictures of all these wonderful recipes makes my mouth water… Inspiring πŸ™‚

  205. Jannah
    September 26, 2011 / 10:50 am

    Love your recipes, love Trinidadian cooking!!!

  206. Edtricia
    September 26, 2011 / 10:32 am

    I love Dhalpuri. Thanks for the recipe Chris

  207. Judy
    September 26, 2011 / 9:42 am

    Hi Chris:

    I really want this cook book, I love to cook and eat, please pick me.

    Judy

  208. kerry ann
    September 26, 2011 / 9:05 am

    I can't wait to get enough courage to try this on my own, AGAIN..But this seems easy enough, so I will most definitely try it with some curry chicken with potatoes and curried mango…My mouth is watering, just thinking about it. Ummmmm

    Keep the recipes coming Chris, always looking forward to them.

  209. Ria
    September 26, 2011 / 8:35 am

    cant make roti to save mih life so i will try this. will let you know if it turns out good. if u dont hear from me………. lol

  210. Sandra Dowkes
    September 26, 2011 / 8:26 am

    Wow, am I the only one who doesn't "get it"? Do you actually roll out the pea filled ball into a pita looking shape, and then cook it? That dough ball you're rolling out sure doesn't look like there's anything in it. If there isn't, then how do you cook the pea filled dough? As is? Maybe if I had a cookbook….

  211. Chiara Blake
    September 26, 2011 / 7:33 am

    I'm so exxcited to try this recipe!! All your help has really proven to be a success in my multi nationality home & my Trini hubby is very happy πŸ™‚ thankyou !!

  212. Eve JaLucian
    September 25, 2011 / 11:12 pm

    Thank you for posting this recipe, I've always wanted to make this & was supposed to be shown by someone but they never followed through. Although I've seen other recipes for this I was always afraid to make it. I'm so happy it has pics too which makes it so much easier to follow. I won't be afraid to try my hand at this recipe that's for sure.

  213. Shannon
    September 25, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Love the recipes! I try to make just about every one.

  214. donna
    September 25, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    could make dhalpouri but i will try this recipe.

  215. K. Alexander
    September 25, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    This recipes seems so easy, Ive always seen my mom & aunt make it but it looked hard. It’s great how you add the pics so you can see step by step. I really have to try this out, where can you buy this tawa? Also another Gretchen cookbook is the Naparima High School Cookbook ( Fwi the calypso rice is awesome). I’m from Grenada and I look forward seeing an Oil Down recipe up. Happy cooking everyone!!

  216. Cherry
    September 25, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Chris:
    Hope All is Well. Thank you again for sharing the recipes with us.Please know you are greatly appreciated.

  217. Anna K
    September 25, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    I'm still learning my way around the kitchen so I'm going to have a friend help make dhalpouri with me.

  218. Nikki
    September 25, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    Chris your website has inspired me to be more adventourous in my cooking and while keeping it Caribbean to add my own touch and flavour as well as international flair.

  219. anna
    September 25, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    loving it

  220. Lester
    September 25, 2011 / 8:20 am

    Thanks for this recipe man. The last time i tried to make dhalpouri, the dough turned out so hard "ah nearly buss meh toe" when it slipped from my hands and fell on the floor. Anyways, I've been looking for this recipe for a while and you have it with pics. AWESOME!! Thanks a lot man. Now I won't have to bug my sister to make it and then have to drive all the way into Scarborough to pick it up. I tried your pepper sauce the other day. OOHHH GOOOOOD. dat ting nice!! Much appreciated.- Lester

  221. Ivory T Fields Sr
    September 25, 2011 / 7:33 am

    I just love this recipe,delicious

  222. Ivory T Fields Sr
    September 25, 2011 / 7:29 am

    The recipes I have tried from caribbeanpot have been excellent

  223. Renuka
    September 25, 2011 / 6:51 am

    Love your recipes. I think Trinidadian/Caribbean food is the absolute best!!!

  224. Cheriolee Christmas
    September 24, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    Great recipe Chris, u made it seem so simple. Cant wait to try it

    Cheriolee Christmas
    4 Violet Avenue
    Mona
    Kingston 6
    Jamaica W.I

  225. Jo Springer
    September 24, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    Thanks alot for the step by step instructions WITH pics. That has always been helpful. Thanks again. Keep up the great work.

  226. Joanne Salandy
    September 24, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    hey chris….i love your recipes…..keep up the good work…..

  227. Jay
    September 24, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Well this will be the first time I will be making dhalpuri roti, so I hope it will be a success.

  228. Geeta
    September 24, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    My mammy does make it just like this.

  229. Donna Buckmire
    September 24, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    When ever I need a recipe for caribbean dishes, I log on to caribbean cooking to acess it AND damn…… I ALWAYS hit the spot…. πŸ™‚

  230. Donna Buckmire
    September 24, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    Keep those recipes rolling Chris. True Caribbean stlyes, mixed with ah little world-over vibe!

  231. Donna Buckmire
    September 24, 2011 / 9:11 pm

    BOOM!

  232. Donna Buckmire
    September 24, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    "Big up" to moms for the assistance she lent to yuh Chris………. I've ALWAYS wanted to make ah good dhalpouri roti but I NEVER seem to get it rite.
    Based on the supreme explanation of this recipe, I think I might actually turn out to be a first time successor,,,, F I N A L L Y ! THANKS!

  233. Twanice
    September 24, 2011 / 8:56 pm

    wow, that looks so good. I love Caribbean food, but I have never had this dish before. I will try it soon. Thank you for the detailed information so I can make it. yummy

  234. Robin
    September 24, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    My mom was a brilliant business woman and a pretty bad cook. But I do have wonderful memories of the times we made dhalpuri together when I was very young. It was the best. And I, the youngest of five, have her tawa. I love your recipes and I miss my mom.

  235. Diane Davidson
    September 24, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    Keep those recipes coming. I really do try them.

  236. Diane Davidson
    September 24, 2011 / 6:03 pm

    I'm making this soon. Oh yes I am.

  237. Deanna
    September 24, 2011 / 5:59 pm

    I get my dalpuri everytime I head home to the Virgin Islands for the summer, and freeze them for future use. Sooo happy you put up this recipe. Now I can make it any day of the year. πŸ™‚ !!!!

  238. Diane Davidson
    September 24, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    That Dhalpuri looks umm, ummm good. It's one of my favorite foods, but do not get a chance to make it much because of the peas business, but I make buss up shut a lot from your recipe. It's easy to make and I whip it up very quickly. Next time I will try the puri with the yeast you mentioned. Never made it with yeast before.

  239. Brian Robichaud
    September 24, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    Awesome recipies, easy to make following step by step directions with photos to view during. Thanks.

  240. Tuty
    September 24, 2011 / 2:25 pm

    You know that I’ve been following your blog for quite some time. I like your practical approach in all of your recipes. The step by step photos certainly help a lot. I will try this version of Dhalpuri (with a pinch of yeast). Thanks for pointing out that using food mill will produce a “softer”/more uniform texture of the filling.

    I hope I’ll be the lucky winner!

  241. Claudette
    September 24, 2011 / 2:25 pm

    Looking good Chris, as usual couldn’t ask for any better explanation. This certainly is a dish to start early in the morning to finish in time for lunch. Props to your mom, thanks for your input.

  242. Trevor
    September 24, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    After 30 something years of thinking about it, I think I'll give it a try Chris. I'm finally going to make roti!!!
    I'll let you know how it turns out πŸ˜‰

    Brooklyn Boy

  243. HollyKW
    September 24, 2011 / 8:45 am

    Thanks Chris! Been meaning to try to make dhalpouri for ages…and now I have no excuse! Hope mine turns out as good as yours looks

  244. Marlz
    September 24, 2011 / 8:13 am

    For the longest while, I've been wanting to learn how to make dhalpuri so seeing this awesome recipe is definitely giving me courage to try it. Thanks a lot Caribbean Pot! πŸ™‚

  245. Candy Lee
    September 24, 2011 / 6:46 am

    Dear Chris: I love the visuals that you provide for the recipes. It makes it a lot easier to follow your recipes when there is a lovely photo provided! I can remember going to the island of Antigua, where all of the island cooking was just out of this world! Thank you for your site. There is always something for everyone and you make it look so simple! Warm regards,

    Sarasota, Florida

  246. s m s
    September 24, 2011 / 6:43 am

    will definately try this recipe. My son and daughter loves this roti so I'm going to give this a shot! Wish me luck since I"ve never cooked this before. You make it look so easy and thanks for the pictures!!

  247. Marva
    September 24, 2011 / 3:18 am

    I have always wanted to make dhalpuri and from your videos and pictures I know now that I can definitely make this. Thank you Chris for inspiring me to put my "sweethan" to work.

  248. vanessa clarke
    September 24, 2011 / 3:16 am

    Hi Chris , I am a big fan from Australia ( with Caribbean connections ) have tried and love a lot of your recipes ! I was very impressed that you emailed me personally when I enquired about ëasy cooking in the caribbean " thank you so much ! Love it ! Please keep it up ! Would love this cook book ! Vanessa xx

  249. CAMILLE DWARIKA
    September 23, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    you must have read my mind,my sister in law is having a prayers coming up and wants to make dhalpuri but don't how now using yours truly recipe,,,i can show off ,,,,roti roti roti,,,,thanks chris,,,note they are part Guyanise and i'm trini all the way…..so you know…

  250. Zion
    September 23, 2011 / 10:36 pm

    I am a 'Trini to d bone', and one of my favourite dishes is a good dhalpuri roti, fresh off the tawah. I always have to order my skins from the roti shop. Thanks to you Chris, I can have freshly made dhalpuri, made by my own hands, whenever I so desire. Oooo, and I was also pleased to receive the crab and dumplings recipe. Can't wait to show off my 'sweet hand; to my friends. I am really happy to have subscribed to your site. Keep sending those great recipes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and recipes so unselfishly.

  251. Shirley
    September 23, 2011 / 9:41 pm

    I always thaought that this would be very time consuming and difficult but you make it seem so simple. Thanks for all the recipes. I sure hope that it's my turn to "win" this time.

  252. Stephen W.
    September 23, 2011 / 9:18 pm

    Thanks for the recipes, especially the photos for step by step guidance.

  253. Dawn
    September 23, 2011 / 9:10 pm

    I have tried about five different recipes for this but it never comes out quite right. I am going to give your recipe a try this weekend and let you know how it goes. Wish me luck.

  254. Jan
    September 23, 2011 / 8:31 pm

    My 7-yr old son loves roti and asked me why I don't make it. I told him that I don't know how. Lo and behold, I'm reading my e-mails and see this recipie with pictures. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and practice so my son can enjoy this food.

  255. Melinda
    September 23, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    This looks yummy! Never had before. I like the way you explain your recipes, they are easy for me to make for the hubby who is from Caribbean :0)

  256. Paul Maier
    September 23, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    As always look forward to your recipes…..

  257. Natasha B
    September 23, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Hi Chris. I am a bajan living in Alberta Canada. No matter where u go there is nothing like Caribbean food. I love your dishes. Especially this one. There is a guy in my town from the Caribbean also that sells the rotis, now I don’t have to buy anymore, I can now make them myself thanks to you. It makes you really miss home.

  258. Ali
    September 23, 2011 / 6:34 pm

    This recipe looks divine especially since I love coconut and roti! I love your recipes!

  259. D. Singh
    September 23, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    Chris,
    Anyone who doesn't own a Tawa can use a Skillet, that's what I useeveryday because my Tawa was begining to burn my roti in the centre so I got rid of it. I also use a Silicone Brush to spread the oil over the roti. Thanks to your Mom, you really take after her as the saying goes. Bye my friend and God bless!

  260. A. McKnight
    September 23, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    Chris, I read this recipe over and I will have to say that your photos along with your written instructions are very helpful. Again, you always have some quite mouthwatering recipes that inspire me to prepare. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us.

  261. Erma
    September 23, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    When I opened your sight and saw dhalpouri it was like I was in heaven, brought back those lovely times when I use to make dhalpouri. Never had a recipe but now that I have it I will certainly make them – nothing like a good trini dhalpouri. As for the coconut bake hooray!!! My Mom taught me how to make this, and now I have passed on a lot of recipes to my girls. Chris I have enjoyed every one of your recipes. I am trini to the bone. I still live in the West Indies and still cooking my trini recipes, all taught to me by by Mom Thanks a bunch, can't tell you how much I look forward to getting your recipes. Keep it up – Erma

  262. Rick Ford
    September 23, 2011 / 5:38 pm

    i realy have to try this recipe. It looks easy to make. Thanks for sharing your great recipes.

  263. Johanna Smith
    September 23, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    Great job bringing Caribbean recipes to all online subscribers.

    Keep up the good work.

    Johanna

  264. Sacagawea
    September 23, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    Oh, I can taste it now…. Can’t wait to try this and see how it turns out…. My father-in-law (a native Trinidadian) would be so proud of me for trying!

  265. sharon H.
    September 23, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    These recipes are so hand!! thanks Chris, keep the recipes coming!!

  266. Katherine Wolfe
    September 23, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    i love this site! i especially love the you tube video demonstrations about roti

  267. sade
    September 23, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    This recipe is definitely my guyanese family favorite!

  268. Maryann
    September 23, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    Great recipe and relatively simple, another scrumptious meal for us vegetarians.

  269. Renee
    September 23, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    really good recipes! i am a caribbean girl living in Nova Scotia and there aren't any roti shops around so I decided to try myself n didn't come out too bad. I think i need more practice to become as good as u are.. keep up the great work!!

  270. Sumintra Ali
    September 23, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    Your recipes with the actual demonstrations are so easy to follow – it's as if you are attending a free cooking class. Keep up the good work – especially for novice cooks. Thanks again

  271. Sonia Wong
    September 23, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    Wow, I have to try this recipe of Dhalpuri and it would be great to win a recipe book

  272. JLew
    September 23, 2011 / 4:48 pm

    Hi, what I like about your website, is that it's caribbean, and the food always look good. I look forward to trying out this dhalpuri roti. Thank you for creating such a fabulous website.

  273. Jennifer
    September 23, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    Every time I come to this site my mouth starts watering! dhal pouri is my favorite roti, I will have to make it for myself now.

  274. Petra
    September 23, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    Dhalpuri!! My favorite kind of roti! Never tried making it though. Will have to give this recipe a try.

  275. Gregory
    September 23, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    Looks great. I love how it swell up. Will try it on Sunday with my daughter.

  276. Olinda
    September 23, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    I am soooo happy I found your site…I would always have to buy and order roti and dhalpuri because my mom could not make it and we love it. Now I look forward to trying to make them on my own.

  277. sherry
    September 23, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    great recipe Chris, thanks alot will give it a try!!

  278. MARIA MAHARAJ
    September 23, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    Great recipe…. I love roti and like to eat dhal pouri with butter and a little bit of pepper sauce rolled up.

  279. Amigaox
    September 23, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Hi I’m panamanian and my husband is trini,
    making my son a trinimanian.
    Point is my son loves his trini food and he
    loves your skin Roti Ummm… Thx for caribean Pot

  280. nodita
    September 23, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Definitely worth a try. You recipes haven't let me down yet!!

  281. Richard
    September 23, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    i cook a so so curry but the roti is always a problem.I never get the right texture…I end up buying the roti skins or flaps..

  282. LORRAINE MITCHELL
    September 23, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    This is wonderful! I love Dhalpuri roti, followed a recipe, more than once, but it did not come out right, at all…but I know, that once I follow your steps, it will CERTAINLY, come out right, this time. The pictures, are a BIG HELP!

  283. alasmyluv
    September 23, 2011 / 3:19 pm

    Oh yum. My sister and I first tried making these as teenagers. I think it is time to try again !

  284. Siri
    September 23, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    Oh Chris………….. I am sooooo happy you did this. I loooove dhal pourie, and just this week I bought split peas to do it. My grandmother used to make it all the time, and usually I will make aloo paratha with dhal, to soak up all that yummy goodness. But when I just want dry roti, this is what I will have. Traditionally here (Jamaica) we just use baking powder, so I am going to try the yeast this time!! Thanks, really appreciate it!!

  285. Donna
    September 23, 2011 / 2:37 pm

    My Antiguan family doesn't make roti, but we love it. Who new it could be this easy. I'll be making it all the time now. Thanks for making all our mouths water.

  286. Tawana
    September 23, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    Although I am not from the islands, I LUUUUUUUVVVVVV caribbean cuisine!!! People are now asking me if I am from an island because I am caribbean everything music, cooking, talkin etc… If we plan a party, I want a caribbean theme….LOL! Thank you for the Caribbean Pot!

  287. LenMeg
    September 23, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    Born & bread in T&T and living now in Australia for 45 years, I sometimes long for a good curry & dhalpuri. I cook curries, but never attempted to make dhalpuri. I will now. Thanks for the recipe.

  288. Paul Phillip
    September 23, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Hey great simplified recipe for the Dhalpuri…. you forgot the magic ingredient in the Dhal mixture ….. SHADON BENI !!! Also if you use Channa instead of dhal you will get a softer roti that stays that way for a longer time……

    Paul Phillip
    Trinidad and Tobago

    • Judy
      September 28, 2011 / 10:52 pm

      Hi Paul, Never heard of SNADON BENI in the Dhal mixture before, how does it taste? And Channa instead of dhal never heard about putting that into the mixture, could you explain? I buy channa dhal at the I dian Store I was wondering if it is the same it looks like split peas. I am curious. Please reply if you don"t mind. Thanks Judy

  289. Janelle
    September 23, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    Caribbean pot allows me to cook meals I never imagined and it is easy to follow and the results are fantastic!!!!!! Thanks for making cooking so easy πŸ™‚

  290. sophia
    September 23, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    Looks Good:)

  291. Glenda Vieira
    September 23, 2011 / 1:23 pm

    This is a great recipe and you make it look sooooooooooo easy. You will make a roti maker out of me for sure

  292. Pearl
    September 23, 2011 / 1:22 pm

    Chris you did it again i were afraid to make roti, i always thought i would of ended up making flat bake lol but oh no i first tried my hands at sada roti and when i perfected it i tried making dhalpuri yes real roti, i were smiling and eating whole day, i even invited friends to show off. No More Ordering Roti For My House Party.Thank You Again.

  293. Ainka
    September 23, 2011 / 1:11 pm

    OOOOHHHHH I jus love Caribbean Pot! Thanks 4 this!

  294. Tiffany S.
    September 23, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    My brother is the cook of the family sadly. I do a little something when I feel the spirit calling. But mostly, he does the cooking. He has been looking for this recipe for a while now. I'm going to share it with him but only after I make it. LOL. #devious

  295. Winetta
    September 23, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    thanks for the dhalpuri recipe really appreciate

  296. Karisha Harrysingh
    September 23, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    The pics of the Dhalpuri made me hungry. Dhalpuri and curry shrimps is one of my favourite. Oh! enter my name in the recipe book contest. Thanks Chris

  297. Cornelia
    September 23, 2011 / 12:44 pm

    Love your recipes i am from St. Vincent but live in Barbados and i love to cook. Especially loves your pelau recipe

  298. Mary
    September 23, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    Love your recipes. My daughters father is Trini and he introduced me to the different foods many years ago. Now, I'm able to cook a few more on my own.

  299. Felicia Mohammed
    September 23, 2011 / 12:38 pm

    Thank you for post and sending these recipes. I have been without my very Trini mother for seven years. Intentionally not cooked for missing her so much. Everytime I read you posted recipes I find myself smiling remembering my mom showing and teaching. It amazes me how much I have forgotten. I often want to call her to ask how to make something…so the missing of her is not a hard when reading your post.

    Thank you and Peace

  300. Lorna
    September 23, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    Love your site and style of cooking. I found my self walking all over St Vincent looking for a cookbook call Caribbean Pot… lol… Your recipes always comes out right… Do keep up your good work and keep posting we need to put together our Christmas Menus…lol..

  301. Brenda
    September 23, 2011 / 12:34 pm

    Caribbean food is very versatile.

  302. Cheri White
    September 23, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    Hi Chris, Thank you for the recipe, the videos are helping me greatly become a better cook. I plan my meals around what new recipes you have listed. Thanks again.

  303. Sam
    September 23, 2011 / 12:33 pm

    I have been involved with the West Indian community since 1965 and I always told people that until you eat and devour a delicious Dahlpuri roti you have'nt lived. i would kill for one and I know where to get them locally. Now that you have illustrated the method and how to.. I will definitely give it a try. Instead of a tawa I will use a griddle on my gaz stove and have full control. Wish us luck as I can smell the dahl and the cummin just writing this. Oh G-D dahlpuri roti for days!!

  304. Helena ALi-Victor
    September 23, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    Chris You have made me so much more confident in the kitchen with all your scrumptious recipes..Let me tell u everytime Im gonna try a new recipe, I am youtubing you the same time while Im in the kitchen following you each step of the way!!Your work is pure AWESOMENESS!!

  305. Sue Waldow
    September 23, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    I am a huge fan of curry and have tried a few of recipes, all excellent. Your website is always giving me new ideas, thank you.

  306. Judith V
    September 23, 2011 / 12:24 pm

    Chris, you make it all look so easy. Thanks for taking the time to break-down and document our Trinidad heritage.

  307. choylande
    September 23, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    saw family and friends making it many time will try it soon look so easy to make. choylande

  308. Christi
    September 23, 2011 / 12:19 pm

    Love Dhalpurie, hopefulle mine will come out like the pics in this recipe πŸ™‚

  309. Michele ALEXANDER
    September 23, 2011 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks à million for this recepie!!!! My friends in France LOVE this dish!!!

  310. Neola
    September 23, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    ooo, I love roti, so can't wait 2 try out this recipe! :)!

    • Karina McKoy
      September 23, 2011 / 2:14 pm

      I’m a Trini living in Australia. Cooking food from home makes me feel nearer to home somehow. Plus I love sharing our food with Aussies!

  311. Angela
    September 23, 2011 / 12:11 pm

    Glad for the video. I will try this recipe on Sunday. Thank for the demonstration. Lovely pictures.

  312. September 23, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    Thanks Chris for this dhalpuri recipe. As a matter of fact , your recipes are exciting

  313. Sherry M.
    September 23, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    Your recipes are soo easy to follow and I can actually relate to and access most of the ingredients… πŸ™‚

  314. Natalie
    September 23, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    Oh dear, how did I do that…. What I wanted to say was that you have inspired me to start cooking regularly again. I wish you could taste the pepper sauce I made with some peppers my dad grew.

  315. Rebecca
    September 23, 2011 / 12:01 pm

    I'm tempted now to go buy a tawah! Hoping my comment is the winning one πŸ™‚

  316. Tobago Nessa
    September 23, 2011 / 11:57 am

    This looks so good. Always thought it was harder that this. Need to try soon

  317. Maryann
    September 23, 2011 / 11:57 am

    Thank you for bringing a variety of recipes from the Caribbean, it's certainly making cooking fun.

    I was always a fan of tastes and sounds from Trinidad, however my first visit to Trinidad (certainly not to be my last) in 2009 left me in heaven…..doubles for breakfast, bake and shark, roti, corn soup etc. etc. , it have me a mamaguy meself thinking ah is a Trini…lololol!

  318. lisa
    September 23, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Hey chris thak you fro your recipes and now wow this new cookbook to enter i hope im the winner lol lol these recipes have helped me to ge t better in the west indian flavor and cook for my family as i married into a trini real trini family lol lol and as i am not … u have helped me god bless thank you keep them coming πŸ™‚

  319. Elaine Barton
    September 23, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Your pics are certainly a great help! I do always buy our roti but maybe this will inspire me to make my own! Thanks for ALL the wonderful recipes!

  320. Paula Q
    September 23, 2011 / 11:54 am

    I love all your recipes and hope to be a better cook soon.

  321. Pamela
    September 23, 2011 / 11:52 am

    You did it again!!!!! Thanks Chris.

  322. Alicia McKnight
    September 23, 2011 / 11:48 am

    Your food always looks wonderful and makes your mouth water! Oh, how I love great food!

  323. Alicia McKnight
    September 23, 2011 / 11:46 am

    Your good always look wonderful and makes your mouth water. I love great food.

  324. Aloma I.
    September 23, 2011 / 11:46 am

    This weekend I am making roti! This recipe seems soo do-able!! I have wanted a recipe like this all my life! Yaay!

  325. Debbie G- Priester
    September 23, 2011 / 11:44 am

    I'm from Trinidad and now lives in New York with a 92year old Jewish lady,but she eats everything and loves the West Indian food that I cook but there are some recipe that I have lost and your recipes and videos helps a whole lot….THANKS

  326. Seymone
    September 23, 2011 / 11:43 am

    I look forward to trying this recipe..

  327. Joy E.
    September 23, 2011 / 11:41 am

    I love roti. Could eat it at least once a week. Maybe more now that I have the recipe. Thanks Chris. Enter me for the cookbook. If I don't win I am going on Amazon to buy my own. lol

  328. Alice MacKinnon
    September 23, 2011 / 11:41 am

    Chris, your food always looks so delicious and the recipes are surprisingly easy. Keep up the good works and my best to Teyha.

  329. Iggy K
    September 23, 2011 / 11:41 am

    I recently subscribed to your feed and newsletter… my only regret is that I didn't find CarribeanPot sooner! Love the authentic recipes and great tips.

  330. Gail Mendonca
    September 23, 2011 / 11:40 am

    Thanks for the awesome job you do, Even for me who is a seasoned cook, I still learn new things from you. I was born in Trinidad but spent most of my life in NY, until relocating to CA where we don't get much West Indian products, so cooking becomes interesting to say the least.
    So I am very thankful.
    God Bless.

  331. momena
    September 23, 2011 / 11:38 am

    Thanks for this recipe, always wanted to learn how to m ake a good dhalpuri .

  332. Ebonnevybe
    September 23, 2011 / 11:37 am

    Yummy! Can't wait to try this.

  333. Jana
    September 23, 2011 / 11:36 am

    Thanks.for the recipes. The pictures make it so easy to follow your instructions. Love Carribean food but its kinda hard to find in Oklahoma, so finding your site was wonderful.

  334. Pearly
    September 23, 2011 / 11:33 am

    i enjoy the Caribbean cooking. I just enjoy the recipes. i take pleasure in doing them.i am looking forward to new ones.

  335. Dinneen
    September 23, 2011 / 11:30 am

    I remember growing up and helping my mom to make this, although she did most of the work. Seein the picture of the food mill brought back memories!! I will definitely try this.

  336. Maryumo
    September 23, 2011 / 11:28 am

    I have always been a bit timid to try out dhalpuri roti…it just seemed so complicated. With your step by step instructions, I feel confident to give it a go. Thx

  337. Pam
    September 23, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Except for a visit to St. Thomas for a wedding, I have not had much opportunity to sample Caribbean cooking. I am very much looking forward to trying the recipes. They look delicious.

  338. sheila floyd
    September 23, 2011 / 11:26 am

    The best food i am married to a trini so i learned from watching him and ther are some foods i can cook he never cooked Roti currents roll and many more. and i get a lot from the cook books and just paying close att. when ppl cooking. I can make a mean stew chicken πŸ™‚

  339. Joanne
    September 23, 2011 / 11:23 am

    Thank you so much for all your recicpe ideas. I love all of them and every time I get an email about the recipes not only do I email and print them out for friends and family but I try making them myself…

  340. Rohine
    September 23, 2011 / 11:22 am

    You made this recipe seem so easy… my mom tries to make dhalpuri but the ends always go hard when it is cold.. I'll definitely be trying it your way. will let you know it it turned out. It's really good to have access to caribbean recipes the way granny made it..

  341. Jizell
    September 23, 2011 / 11:18 am

    Thanks a lot for this recipe going to try it this weekend.

  342. howard
    September 23, 2011 / 11:17 am

    Your recipes are spot on! I love the food recipes, but would also like a recipe for drinks like punch of cream, and black cake, holidays are coming fast my friend. Thanks.

  343. September 23, 2011 / 11:16 am

    Received my first Sizzle email. I am so glad I found you. Can't wait to try some of your recipes.

  344. Melissa
    September 23, 2011 / 11:16 am

    Looks yummy. I'm glad I found your site cuz I was missing the island until you brought it to my kitchen!

  345. Dianne
    September 23, 2011 / 11:13 am

    mmm dhalpuri!

  346. Blü
    September 23, 2011 / 11:11 am

    Mmmm….Love Dhalpuri! It does seem like a lot of work, but really it's not. I use to help my mom on Sundays. She would make them a little smaller however.
    Does anyone know where I can purchase a Tawa in Montreal?

      • Judy
        September 28, 2011 / 10:44 pm

        Denize, I was wondering whether to use a griddle or the pizza pan before I read your comment what do you think? I did check out Amazon and saw both items but did know which one I should order. Please help. Thanks Judy

  347. Lesley
    September 23, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Hey Chris! thanks so much for the recipes!!

  348. Francis Fuller
    September 23, 2011 / 11:06 am

    By the way keep up the great work, I have Caribbean friends as far as Australia who are now fans of your posts.

  349. Denise B
    September 23, 2011 / 11:04 am

    Chris your videos and pictures are very helpful, I love cooking Caribbean food reminds me of Grandma

  350. Abigail Ashby
    September 23, 2011 / 11:00 am

    I love all of your recipes and hope that I can get this new book to try out all your other recipes. I told almost everyone bout you and your recipes.

  351. Reener Grant
    September 23, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Chris I love your site and I am looking forward to your newsletter…I have cooked many recipes from you and always with raves reviews…Thanks!!

  352. Simone
    September 23, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Thanks for all the great recipes and information. I am trying to re-connect with my Trinidadian roots (born there). My dad was a FANTASTIC cook and your e-mails bring back memories and I am now have the courage to try them myself.

  353. Shorna
    September 23, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Wow! Thank you, I can stop going to the roti shop now. Lol

    Thanks you so much. You know what’s for dinner tonight.

    Thanks man

  354. Sharlyn Taitt
    September 23, 2011 / 10:53 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for this recipe. I've always wanted to make dhalpuri, but i've always been intimidated. But i'm willing to give this one a go! πŸ™‚

  355. Francis Fuller
    September 23, 2011 / 10:52 am

    The best Dhalpuri roti I ever came across was sold at Piarco Airport before they built the new buildings. This was sold along with some of the best tasting doubles and alou pies. I miss that.

  356. Sonia
    September 23, 2011 / 10:51 am

    This is the recipe I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to try it.

  357. Kimberly
    September 23, 2011 / 10:51 am

    Thanks for all the tips on cooking! You’ve helped me a lot- your receipes are amazing and easy to follow πŸ™‚

  358. michelle
    September 23, 2011 / 10:50 am

    Hopefully one day i will win a cookbook from you πŸ™‚

  359. michelle
    September 23, 2011 / 10:50 am

    love the recipes Chris!

  360. Nadia
    September 23, 2011 / 10:50 am

    This looks sooo good!! my mom always makes dhalpouri and i help but have yet tried to make it for myself although my husband is dying for me too!!! will def use this recipe!! thanks!!

    • staceyspice
      September 29, 2011 / 11:00 pm

      CHRIS I LOVE YOUR PAGE, I TEACH FOOD AND NUTRITION AND YOUR RECIPES MAKE MY LESSONS MORE FUN. THANK YOU

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