Guyana Recipes

What is Sorrel Used in Caribbean Punch?

What is Sorrel Used in Caribbean Punch?

This time of the year, down in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana, the locals are pulling out their pitchers and punch bowls to make the traditional holiday drink called sorrel punch. What’s sorrel, you ask? Don’t confuse it with the leafy spring green, as […]

Twelve Tips for Making Roti-Caribbean Style Food

Twelve Tips for Making Roti-Caribbean Style Food

Do You want to make Roti that turns out right every time? Caribbean or Guyanese food can be complex, time consuming or strenuous to make if you are a newbie. It can take years of practice and acquired intuition to get a dish perfect on […]

Lamb Curry-Guyanese Style

Lamb Curry-Guyanese Style

This is the family favorite recipe- especially Ajah’s favorite recipe, and generally a good hit with everyone who comes over for dinner. So big a hit that lamb curry has become an addition to both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and most holiday meals, in addition to […]

Guyanese Bakes

Guyanese Bakes

These breads are deep-fried and are not greasy when properly cooked. Served with eggs at breakfast or eggplant (baigan choka) or pumpkin or Dhal.  Bake and eggs are some of my kids favorite breakfast. It confuses friends who think they’re being served bacon and eggs. […]

Roti-Guyanese-Trinidadian-Caribbean Style

Roti-Guyanese-Trinidadian-Caribbean Style

Roti-Buss-Up Shut Roti is one of the Caribbean’s most famous culinary export whether you call it Roti like in Guyana and Jamaica, Paratha Roti or Buss-Up-Shut as they do in Trinidad. The secret to making good Roti and Roti dough is practice and portioning correctly […]

Caribbean Sorrel Cocktail-Drink Like a Caribbean

Caribbean Sorrel Cocktail-Drink Like a Caribbean

Drink Like  a Caribbean, No Passport Required In Guyana and the Caribbean, rum is the most popular liquor to drink. Of course, many in Guyana and the rest of the world know about El Dorado Rums, which have won international awards. I picked up a […]

The Caribbean Kitchen and Garden in America

The Caribbean Kitchen and Garden in America

Wiri Wiri Pepper Long beans, Cassava, Mangoes, Jackfruit, Cookrit, Awara, Jamoon, Sapodilla, Downs Rum Swizzle, Mauby, Sorrel, Black Cake How do three generations of a family’s Guyanese gardening and food traditions take root in America? ala Ajee’s House and Gardens, whose parents and grandparents grew […]

Vegan Mitthai (Kurma)-Guyanese Style

Vegan Mitthai (Kurma)-Guyanese Style

This recipe is a wonderful recipe influenced by Travel and lipsticks. I and Guyanese in general eat these mostly at the end of religious functions with parsad.  Guyana, which is located in South American country is considered part of the Caribbean and shares much of the […]

To Die For Guyanese Black Cake (Fruit or Christmas Cake)

To Die For Guyanese Black Cake (Fruit or Christmas Cake)

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Good Morning With Roti and Dhal

Good Morning With Roti and Dhal

This traditional Guyanese flatbread is a staple of a top-of the line Guyanese meal, and probably the most important single dish after rice for a Guyanese cook to learn. For Indian cooking, you can find flatbreads in many shapes and sizes- na’an being the most […]