Order Up: The How-to Guide to Roti

John Linn
Roti, an Indian-style flatbread that's pretty much a staple in West Indian food, is everywhere in South Florida. Little roti shops and curry huts specializing in the stuff can be found throughout Broward, especially the western stretches of Lauderhill, Margate, and North Lauderdale. But enjoying roti isn't always as easy as just walking in and placing an order. There's all sorts or terminology, colloquial phrases, and know-how involved in indulging in this island snack.

This week's column covers three roti joints in West Broward and gives you the low down on how to get the right kind of roti every time. The three restaurants, Lovey's Roti in Lauderhill and Curry Hut and Lucky City in Margate, each serve such Trinidadian and Guyanese treats as sada roti, aloo pie, doubles, curry pumpkin, bake, buss up shut, and more.

Read this week's roti column in Dish. After the cut, a few roti photos to keep you salivating.
John Linn
Aloo pie (this one from Lovey's) is a fried piece of bread sandwiched with potato, kuchela, and "peppa."

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Roti, baby! A stuffed roti has curry chicken, potato, chickpeas, and more inside. It's huge, and just $7 at Lovey's.
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"Buss up shut" or plain roti is like a nest of shaved layers of ultra-thin flatbread.
John Linn
A feast at the Curry Hut in Margate includes chicken curry with potato, pumpkin and chickpeas/potato, dhalpourie roti stuffed with lentil flour, hot peppa sauce, and a cold Dragon Stout and Solo orange.

Location Info

The Curry Hut

5416 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate, FL

Category: Restaurant

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