Mauritian Roti with fish sauce ala Denise

READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • Roti Ingredients
  • 2 -3
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • hot water, to make a consistency of dough
  • 2
    teaspoons butter or 2 teaspoons margarine
  • Fish sauce ingredients
  • 2
    medium diced onions
  • 1
    clove crushed garlic
  • 2
    diced peeled tomatoes (half a 425g can)
  • 1
    can mackerel in tomato sauce (can be bought at Asian food shops)


  • Mix the flour, salt, butter/margarine and add the hot water until the dough pulls away from the spoon.
  • Don't make the dough too dry or too wet.
  • The secret to good roti is to make the dough just right.
  • Roll the dough into roughly crepe size pieces and brush with oil.
  • Fold the roti into little square"packages".
  • Brush the"packages" with oil again.
  • Roll the roti out again into crepe size pieces.
  • Oil both sides of the roti and fry (NOT deep fry) in a pan until slightly brown.
  • Place in a bowl and repeat the above process with the other"packages" and place the bowl aside.
  • Fish sauce: Fry onions and garlic until browned.
  • Add the tomatoes and their juice and the can of mackeral and it's juice.
  • Simmer until cooked to taste.
  • Serve roti flat on a plate and then spread the fish sauce in the middle of the roti.
  • The person then rolls his own roti and enjoys.