Cassava Roti: Excerpt from ‘St. Lucia’s Cassava Recipes’ Book

Cassava Roti

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!

Cassava Roti
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 3
Author: Jedediah Papin
Ingredients
  • 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
Preparation
  1. Cook cassava cubes in salted water with turmeric powder until soft, yet firm. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat coconut oil in a heavy-bottom pan and add mustard powder/seeds. Once oil is hot, add curry.

  3. Add chopped onion and black pepper; sauté about 2 minutes.

  4. Add seasoned meat and a little water; allow to cook until tender.

  5. Add the cooked cassava with coconut milk and allow to simmer.

  6. 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

Saint Lucia's Cassava Recipe Book

Ministry of Agriculture (Saint Lucia)

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