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BN Cuisine with Lohi: Goat Curry & Roti

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Yesterday afternoon I was looking for what to make. At about 2 pm, I still had not eaten (this is what happens when your days are busy!) I was still drinking tea and working when I realized I had some goat meat left over from a catering job I did over the weekend. I quickly brought it out from the freezer and let it defrost.

I was just going to make a quick stew with the goat meat and boil some rice when I suddenly remembered that I used to make curries with goat meat and I have not made it in almost 2 years! I quickly looked up the recipe I had on this blog and I had everything I needed at home. I quickly went to work. Making this meal brought so many memories.

I remembered the last time I made it. I was living in Ottawa and working for an Insurance company. I had come home very tired one evening and Just wanted to make rotis to eat with some hummus I had bought that was supposed to be for my fruits.

Last minute, I decided to actually make real food and this awesome goat curry was born. Eating this meal yesterday reminded me how far I have come in the past few years. I am so thankful for where I am and even more thankful for where I am going. I am happy that some of my happiest memories are around food and each time I revisit a meal, I remember something that makes me heart smile.

What You Need
1lb goat meat (cut into smaller sizes)
1 onion (diced)
2 scotch bonnet peppers (diced)
2 garlic (minced)
2 large potatoes (diced)
1 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons curry powder (the Jamaican kind)
1 tablespoon allspice
salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons cooking oil

How To
Season meat with the allspice, salt and black pepper and set aside for 30 minutes.
Heat the cooking oil in a large pot & add 1 tablespoon of the curry powder. Cook, stirring constantly until the curry powder darkens quite a bit and the meat has a fried exterior. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
Add the onions, scotch bonnet and garlic to the cooking oil and allow to fry till they are cooked through. For about 5 minutes. Add the remaining curry and continue to fry for 2 more minutes.

Add the meat back to the pot. Add the coconut milk and stir. Cook on low heat for 45 minutes or until meat is tender to a fork. Add the potatoes and adjust seasoning. Meal is ready when the potatoes are soft.

For the Roti – In a large mixing bowl, mix flour and Salt well. Add oil and mix until all lumps are gone. Add water a little at a time till the entire dough comes together as one.

Ensure the dough is not too sticky. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes. Heat skillet/pan on medium heat. Knead the dough once and divide into golf ball size balls (about 6) Roll the balls and place in an oil pan.

Cook for 1 minute on each side or until you see bubbles appear on one side. Continue with the rest of the balls. Serve hot.

________________________________________________________________________ Lohi Ogolo is a graduate of a culinary institute in Toronto Canada, As a budding Chef, Lohi aims to use modern culinary techniques infused with African flavors to attract the rest of the world to African but in particular Nigerian food. As a culinary enthusiast and owner of her own food inspired business - *Lohi’s Creations* she works closely with clients exposing them to a world of food beyond their wildest dreams. Lohi currently works as a private chef catering to events all around North America. She has a growing online presence due to her award winning/nominated blog www.lohiscreations.com where she talks about food, life and love and can also be found on twitter @Lohiscreations

24 Comments

  1. Bide

    October 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    that looks good..

  2. Concerned_Boyfriend

    October 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Great Piece…Been looking for a Roti recipe…Do you know how to make Buss-up shots ?. Please do share if you have it.

  3. mee

    October 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    ohita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this really looks good..

  4. tito

    October 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    beautifull chef, sweet food !kai

  5. mii

    October 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    dis looks really gud and very traditional,but pls what type of potatoes u didn’t specify…tnk u.

  6. itsjustme

    October 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    curry goat*

    • dn

      October 18, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      No goat curry is right. This recipe seems more South East Asian and less West Indian. Only West Indians say ‘curry goat’.

    • dn

      October 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      *South Asian

  7. Emi

    October 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    She sure uses a lot of ‘the’ and ‘quickly’

  8. amakA

    October 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Do u boil or fry the roti in the skillet?

    • Chic

      October 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Roti is dry pan fried similar to how you would toast bread on a frying pan/skillet in the absence of an electric toaster. Plenty of tutorials on YouTube.

    • Lohi

      October 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      You fry it. with like 1tbs of oil or butter.

  9. Rynyx

    October 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Just a bit confused tho, at the point where you begin to spice the meat, is it raw???the beginning of the article said something about her finding left over goat meat or what did I miss??? ok, going back to read this again.

    • Lohi

      October 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Yes you spice the meat while it is raw, and leave it aside for 30 minutes.

  10. Chic

    October 18, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Roti is simply the Indian version of a flour tortilla so if you can make a flour tortilla you can make roti.

  11. Purpleicious Babe

    October 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Well done Lohi…nice to see you on BN. x I will defo come
    to this page for the recipe…x

  12. missarewa

    October 18, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Good job!

  13. jumz

    October 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Guess who ate this meal me. .it sure tastes as good as it looks..well done lohi

  14. the mane captain(healthy hair&skin care)

    October 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I always find goat meat to taste funny, sounds like a
    delicious recipe themanecaptain.blogspot.ca

  15. Grace E

    October 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE ROTII <3 *drooling in hebrew*

  16. http://africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

    October 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Looks delicious. Will try it out soon enough.
    http://africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

  17. Bex

    October 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Looks totally delish……Actually prefer goat meat to
    beef. Will try this http://www.bexcoox.blogspot.com Read, Comment,
    Follow and COOK!!!!

  18. 'Mide

    October 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Yummy …God help me ! I want to marry you o Lohi…not
    sure I can wait for those beautiful babies. Lol

  19. intheoverseas

    October 21, 2013 at 3:57 am

    I made this today to celebrate a friend’s birthday… but
    switched the goat meat to beef. I think it still tasted delicious.
    Thanks a zillion!

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