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Caribbean Chickpeas Vegetable Roti Recipe

I still remember somebody asked for a recipe of Caribbean Roti that I had at Tropikis while I posted a review of Tropikis here.

According to one of our friends who is her family from Caribbean islands (I’m not sure which country), they say curry vegetable not vegetable curry. So don’t think I mistype if I write Curry Chickpeas Vegetable.

Tropikis restaurant itself sells frozen roti shells in a package. I just made the curry with Jamaican spicy curry powder, chick peas, carrots, potato, bird’s eye chillies, red onion, and garlic. I found some of Caribbean curry recipes on the internet. Most of them are called for Betty Blind’s hot sauce, the Caribbean style hot sauce which I don’t have it, so I substituted for chopped bird’s eye chillies. This roti shell is very wide and has dhal puri inside, so if you don’t have time to cook the curry just warm up the roti shell in the microwave and enjoy it, it’s already tasty due the dhal puri stuffed inside :).

Roti Shells

Chickpea or garbanzo bean information can be read on wikipedia. Chickpeas vegetable roti’s recipe is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging this week, hosted by Katie of Thyme for Cooking.


Chickpeas Vegetable Roti
Internet sources and modified by me

Caribbean Curry Chick Peas Vegetable Roti


Ingredients:
3 tbsp butter, melted
1 large red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic,minced
2 -3 tsp Blind Betty hot sauce (I omit this and substituted for chopped of bird’s eye chillies)
3-4 tbsp Jamaican style spicy curry powder
1 1/2 cups homemade vegetable broth ( I usually made the pesco vegetarian version by adding shrimp heads and skins)
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1 can chickpeas, drained
2 carrots, peeled and cubed
250 g cauliflower florets

frozen roti shells ready to use

Directions:
Curry Chickpeas Vegetable

Curry Chick Peas Vegetables


1. In a large skillet sauté garlic, onion and chilli 3-4 minutes. Add curry powder and sauté 1-2 min.

2. Add vegetable broth, potato, carrots, cauliflower and as much water as needed to cover everything. Simmer till potato is very tender and begin to reduce broth.

3. Add the chickpeas and cook another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and turn off. This can now stand till just before serving time. It will thicken a little as it cools.

At serving time, heat the curry mixture to a boil stirring with a wooden spoon. You want a nice thick curry stew.

Chickpeas Vegetable Roti

Cut, Open and See the Inside


Warm up dhal roti in a microwave, place on plate, put generous portion of curry chickpeas vegetable in center of roti. Fold into flat tube with ends folded under. Salad and rice are good accompaniments.

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29 thoughts on “Caribbean Chickpeas Vegetable Roti Recipe”

  1. Beautiful…I love your chickpeas wrapped with the cucumber…just came back from Caribbean and I didn't see any foods prettier than yours. 😉

  2. Beautiful…I love your chickpeas wrapped with the cucumber…just came back from Caribbean and I didn’t see any foods prettier than yours. 😉

  3. RM: I bet you had so much fun there. Thank you for your complement.Little corner of mine: Indeed the roti shells taste like martabak, that Indonesians call for murtabakDwiana: mangga ditunggu di rumah yahh

  4. Mochachocolata Rita

    wah gile, ganteng banget….i could get this from nearby indian eatery…love it, and will love it even more if i cud make this myself…super well done nih pep!kangen martabakkkkkk

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    RM: I bet you had so much fun there. Thank you for your complement.

    Little corner of mine: Indeed the roti shells taste like martabak, that Indonesians call for murtabak

    Dwiana: mangga ditunggu di rumah yahh

  6. Mochachocolata Rita

    wah gile, ganteng banget….

    i could get this from nearby indian eatery…love it, and will love it even more if i cud make this myself…super well done nih pep!

    kangen martabakkkkkk

  7. Rit, Aku dhewe lbh demen makanan Karibia krn dr rasa lbh ke Indonesia maksudnya pedesnya bisa kuat, tapi bumbunya gak kelewat kyk jamu. India kdg suka kelewat jamu, aku masih mending makanan Srilanka, pedesnya enak tp gak kelewatkyk jamu jugaTigersfish, me too

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    Rit, Aku dhewe lbh demen makanan Karibia krn dr rasa lbh ke Indonesia maksudnya pedesnya bisa kuat, tapi bumbunya gak kelewat kyk jamu. India kdg suka kelewat jamu, aku masih mending makanan Srilanka, pedesnya enak tp gak kelewatkyk jamu juga

    Tigersfish, me too

  9. Katie: you know when the first time I heard that sauce brand I kept saying the same like you do :)Kalyn: It does taste yummy too

  10. Indonesia-Eats

    Katie: you know when the first time I heard that sauce brand I kept saying the same like you do 🙂

    Kalyn: It does taste yummy too

  11. Ron Lukens-Bull, Ph.D.

    What is the Indonesian word for chickpea, i have been wanting to buy some in Medan, but lack the word.

  12. To best my knowledge, chickpea is known as chikpea in Indonesia. You might have to browse at the area where most Indian descendants live in Medan.

  13. To best my knowledge, chickpea is known as chikpea in Indonesia. You might have to browse at the area where most Indian descendants live in Medan.

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