Last night I made a West Indian dinner, Roti With Curried Pork And Potatoes. My Mom was born in Grenada and grew up in Barbados, she moved to Canada in her twenties where she met my Dad who had grown up in Denmark. My sister and I are first generation Canadians so we grew up with some neat traditions and lots of yummy food.
I thought I make all sorts of food, why not make something for my kids that I remember from my childhood. I didn’t have any curry powder so I just made a curry the way I usually do which is maybe a little more East Indian but it tasted just like I remembered. Making food for your kids that is a part of your heritage seriously makes your heart smile. I was so happy last night watching my kids devour this! Plus it was super yummy!
It made me really miss my Mom, I need to call her!
In slow cooker add:
Slice 3 small onions
Dice 1-2 inches of ginger
Dice 2-3 cloves garlic
Dice 1-2 inches fresh Tumeric (or 1-2 tspn dry Tumeric)
Dice 1-2 cayenne peppers
1 tspn garlic powder
2 tspn dried thyme (I would have used fresh if I had any)
2 tspn cumin
1 tspn coriander
1/2 tspn garam masala
Lots of ground black pepper
1 tbsp salt
Drizzle with olive oil and about 1 tspn of honey
2 cups not salted chicken broth
4 medium sized peeled and chopped potatoes
Cook on high heat for 6 hours (I flipped the pork halfway through)
In stand mixer combine till crumbly:
3 1/4 cups flour and 1/2 tspn salt
7 tbsp room temp butter
1 1/4 cups hot water slowly until it forms a soft dough
Knead a few minutes by hand then separate into 12 balls and cover with a towel
Once the curry is close to done shred pork loin and roll out Roti nice and thin on a floured surface
Cook in fry pan with a bit of oil on med heat for a minute or two each side, set aside on plate and cover with towel while you cook the rest
Place curry in centre of Roti and then fold edges over into a rectangle and enjoy!