The Fiji Museum - Virtual Museum

Roti utensils

Roti is prepared by first adding warm water to flour and kneading the mixture. After the dough is kneaded, a belna (rolling pin) is used to roll the dough out in a circular shape on top of a chauki (rolling board). The flattened dough is then cooked on top of a tawa (flat iron pan).

The belna is a cylinder of wood with an iron rod passed through the centre to make handles. Belna Length: 46.5cm; Chauki diameter 40cm; Tawa diameter: 36cm.

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