Trinidadian Roti-Curried Goat
  • Cooking Time: 90
  • 4 (60 ml)tablespoons light vegetable oil
  • 2 (400 g) cups onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Trinidadian curry*
  • 2 pounds (960 grams)lean, boneless goat (you can also use lamb or beef)
  • 1/2 pound (240 grams) potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) rich beef broth
  • 1 cup (240 ml)coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons bandhania (Trinidadian coriander) or cilantro
  • Dhalpouri Bread (see recipe)
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy bottomed skillet. Add meat and sear until browned . Rmove meat to a platter.
  2. Add onions and cook until they turn soft and glazed. Stir in garlic and curry powder.
  3. Return meat to the skillet, add broth, coconut milk and salt. Cover and cook curry over low heat, until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Add potatoes during the last 20 minutes of cooking. Stir in chopped coriander.
  5. Serve with Dhalpouri Bread.
Something never changes, and one of those are the Roti vendors in Trininad. The first time I had Trinidadian roti was in 1955 when I visited Trinidad with my parents and older brother on our way to Surinam. Twenty five years later when my wife and I visited Trinidad, I saw a familiar sight of my youth, the Roti vendor. The roti tasted just as good as I remembered from way back when.