The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in St. Lucia has published a cookbook featuring 25 original cassava recipes, and who knew the starchy staple could be prepared in such sweet and savoury ways! Here’s one of our favourite recipes in the book – Cassava Roti made by Jedediah Papin, a student of the Castries Comprehensive School!
- 2 cups cubed cassava
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp. Curry Powder
- 1 Red Onion chopped
- ½ tsp. Turmeric powder
- 2 pieces of meat diced
- Dash of mustard powder (or ½ tsp. mustard seeds)
- 1 Tbsp. black pepper
- Meat seasoning of your choice
Cook cassava cubes in salted water with turmeric powder until soft, yet firm. Drain and set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a heavy-bottom pan and add mustard powder/seeds. Once oil is hot, add curry.
Add chopped onion and black pepper; sauté about 2 minutes.
Add seasoned meat and a little water; allow to cook until tender.
Add the cooked cassava with coconut milk and allow to simmer.
Remove from heat and serve hot in a roti shell!
Browse more original cassava recipes from the book in the free digital copy right here!