By Miriam Pataki
When my husband and I started living together I didn’t really know how to cook so I bought the diy package, you know, the ones that contain only powdered stuff and all you have to do is add some water.
When I got pregnant I really wanted to live healthier, I bought everything biological and without E-numbers. Roti was one of my favorite dishes from the Surinam store nearby, so one day I went looking for the recipe online. All I could find was spicy stuff, which I personally dislike but more importantly my daughters hate even more.
I began to make my own recipes based on the online ones, I mixed them, added things or kept them out. which led me to a whole lot of recipes I would love to share with (new) mothers around the world.
This Roti recipe is for +/- 4 people and maybe even more delicious the next day for lunch :)
- 4 eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion
- olive oil
- 300 gr potatoes
- 350 gr string beans/green beans
- 1 can of tomato purée of 70 grams
- 500 ml vegetable broth (1 stock cube with 500 ml water)
- 200 gr chicken thigh
- 8 roti wraps
- 4 tbsp cumin powder
- 2 tbsp paprika poeder
- 4 tbsp curry powder
- Greek yoghurt
- Turn on the tv for your child(ren)
- Poor yourself some wine *autocorrect* water.
- Boil the eggs hard.
- Chop the onion and garlic, peel and dice the potatoes. And chop the green beans in half.
- Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and 1 minute later the garlic, you don’t want burnt garlic that is disgusting.
- Add the tomato purée and the powdered herbs, let the flavors simmer for a few minutes.
- Add the potatoes and beans and stir it.
- Add the broth and let it simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes.
- In an other pan you can bake the chicken with some salt, you can skip this step and add some more beans for example so you’ll have a vegetarian roti which is also delicious.
- After the 15 minutes you’ll add the chicken and eggs and let it simmer for 10 more minutes. Check a few times if there’s enough water. Above all taste it! So you’ll know what to add more.
- In the meantime you can heat the wraps in the pan you just baked the chicken in and already washed. Or not, grab a new pan yolo.
* You could also leave the eggs out so you’ll have an vegan Roti! Add some more veggies, for example some chopped tomatoes or carrots.
* Especially when the children are smaller I cook with almost no salt, we (the adults) put some salt or even sambal on it afterwords.
*Here at my home we like to put some Greek yoghurt on the wraps first before putting the roti on top of it.
Roll ‘m up and bon apetit