Buss up Shut / Trinidad Paratha Roti Recipe

Buss up Shut / Paratha is a very popular in Trinidad and Tobago and is eaten with curry. It takes a little while to make but it is well worth it. However if you don't want to make your own then order online from Trini Roti Shack or call Trini Caribbean Catering on 0203 544 3558 to place an order.

Serves 8


  • 4 cups or l lb. flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of water (approx.)
  • 1 oz. or 3 tbsp. melted butter or ghee
  • 1 cup or 2 oz. oil for coating


  1. Stir flour, add baking powder and salt.
  2. Add enough water to form a smooth soft dough.
  3. Knead well and leave to relax for 1/2  hour covered with a damp cloth.
  4. After the dough has relaxed, re-knead and divide into four balls (called loyah's).
  5. Add some flour to kitchen surface and roll out dough to 8" or 9" circle.
  6. Spread with some melted butter or Ghee and sprinkle with a little flour.
  7. Cut rolled dough from centre to edge, roll tightly into a cone, press peak of cone into centre and flatten.
  8. Leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle flour on surface and roll out dough very thin with a rolling pin.
  10. Cook on a moderately hot, greased baking stone (tawah), for a minute.
  11. Turn over and grease with oil and cook for 1 minute.
  12. Turn over to the other side and brush with oil and cook for 1 minute.
  13. Remove from heat and crush with a wooden palette 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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