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Viral Video of “Roti Making Machine” Drives Guyanese Crazy

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For centuries, making roti has been a manual process. Now there’s a roti maker!

First Published: 21st of March, 2022. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana, South America Cooking

Last updated: April 25, 2023 at 17:13 pm

A video demonstrating how a “Roti Making Machine” simplifies the task of making roti has gone viral on Facebook. Everyone is asking, “where can I get one?”

The Video Below was Created and Posted on Facebook by Rita Samaroo

Roti is a food product which was first introduced to Guyana by the East Indians. In India, roti is most commonly called “chapati.” Although roti is an East Indian tradition, it has been adopted and relished by all ethnic groups of Guyana. Guyanese love roti so much that you would often hear the expression “roti is life.”

Making roti requires one to press and roll kneaded flour with a rolling pin. In Guyanese dialect, this is called “baylaying” the roti, and the rolling pin is referred to as a “bellna.”

However, a recent viral video, posted by a Guyanese couple, demonstrated how roti can be made with a “roti making machine” – thus eliminating the “baylaying” process – and easing the task of making roti considerably.

So Where Can you Get the Roti Making Machine?

You can find roti making machines on Amazon. Bear in mind that not all roti makers are created equal, so be sure to read the reviews before buying. Click here to see available roti makers on Amazon.

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