How to make Trinidad Sada Roti

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Close up shot of pieces of Trinidad Sada Roti

Trinidad Sada Roti is a kind of flatbread that can be found in Trinidad and Tobago and is eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, usually with a variety of vegetarian side dishes and meat dishes. It originated due to the Indian indentured laborers that were brought to Trinidad to work in the sugar plantations. Sada Roti is the Trini version of pita bread, naan, and chapati. It is also made in other parts of the Caribbean, such as Jamaica, Guyana, and Suriname.

Tip: Sada Roti is commonly cooked on a Tawa. Alternatively, a Flat cast iron griddle or wide round pan can work.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
68 mins
4 persons


  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour

  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Melted Ghee

  • 1 cup Lukewarm Water


Thoroughly mix dry ingredients in a bowl.

Dry ingredients being mixed in a glass bowl

Gradually pour in water while kneading. Then add melted ghee and continue kneading for 8 minutes until the dough is pliable and slightly sticky.

Water being added to dry ingredients in a bowl

Form dough into a ball. Cover with a damp towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Arial view of a ball of dough resting in a bowl

Heat Tawa (or a Flat cast iron griddle or wide round pan) over medium heat.

Overview of a tawa heating up

When the dough is ready, cut into 4 equal pieces and flatten into a disk. The rolled-out dough should now be a 5-inch circle with a thickness of 3 mm.

A circle of dough being rolled with a rolling pin

Place dough onto the heated Tawa.

Sada Roti cooking on the tawa

Cook on one side until the roti puffs up. Then flip and bake the other side directly on top of the heat source, for approximately 2 minutes.

Sada roti puffing up on a tawa

Remove roti from the pan and repeat with the remaining pieces of dough. Enjoy warm with your favorite spreads or dishes.

Fresh Trinidad Sada Roti being dipped into a small bowl of sauce
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