Buss up Shut / Trinidad Paratha Roti Recipe

Buss up Shut / Paratha is a very popular in Trinidad and Tobago.  Buss Up Shut is perfect with Curried Chicken or Goat. Buss Up Shut Roti gets it name from the way you bash it up before serving.

Its always such a joy to eat this with you hands…use the roti to pick up the curried meat or fish.

In Trinidad you will find a Roti shop on every street and knowing where the best Roti Shop is so important!!

To buy Roti Online in the UK you can order from <a “=”” title=”Online Trinidad and Tobago Roti Shop in the UK Trini Roti Shack.


  • 4 cups of Flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup of water (approx)
  • 3 tbsp. melted butter or ghee
  • 1 cup Oil for coating


  • Stir flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add enough water to form a smooth soft dough.
  • Knead well by hand or with a mixer and leave to relax for 45 minutes  covered with a damp cloth.
  • After the dough has relaxed, knead again and divide into four balls (called loyah's).
  • Add some flour to kitchen surface and roll out dough to 8" or 9" circle, spread some melted butter or Ghee and then sprinkle with a little flour.
  • Cut rolled dough from centre to edge, roll tightly into a cone, press peak of cone into centre and flatten.
  • Leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour on surface and roll out dough very thin with a rolling pin.
  • Cook on a moderately hot, greased baking stone (tawah), for a minute.
  • Turn over and grease with oil and cook for 1 minute.
  • Turn over to the other side and brush with oil and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and crush between 2 wooden spoons or wrap in a clean towel and crush. This step involves beating the Paratha to make it flaky and messed up.


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