A simple meal with a complex history. This quintessential flatbread is right at the heart of Nanny Outars. Every roti we sell has been freshly prepared, rolled, and cooked by hand. Nothing can quite compare to a freshly made flat bread, light and soft, still emanating that just cooked warmth. We never have and never will use prepacked, precooked wraps or rotis, they just don't cut it.
The origin of the roti is much debated. Some claim it came from East Africa before making the journey to India. Others argue it originated 5000 years ago in the Indus Valley Civilisation, what is now Northern Afghanistan and Pakistan. But the most compelling argument is that roti has it's roots in Mesopotamia, the ancient land between the two great rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. Trade routes into South Asia saw the roti then travel into South Asia.
From Persia to India and next to the Caribbean. Roti was taken to the West Indies with the indentured labour from South Asia. It was soon established as part of the staple diet right across the West Indies, including Nanny Outars very own Guyana. There are many types of this versatile unleavened bread, at Nanny Outars we make authentic Paratha roti, a simple yet delicious version of this wonderful flatbread.