Monday, July 09, 2007

Roti Prata

Bought from Asian Grocery Store My first handmade Roti canai.

Malaysia's Roti Canai, is a pancake made of dough composed of fat, egg,
flour and water and prepared specially similarly to Roti Pratha.
You can't served without curry or, more rarely, with sugar or Condensed Milk.
In addition, although consumed at any time of the day by some locals,
I usually tend to consume it as a late night or early morning dish,
particularly at 24-hour outlets or Mamak stall.I have had a tough
time finding anything close to those foods here.
It was a challenge for me to made this Roti Canai all by myself.
This was my first attempt of making Roti Canai.
The outcome was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
So far, this is the simplest and delicious roti canai I ever made.I am proud of myself too.!
Enjoy a Roti Canai and Teh tarik for breakfast is a wonderful combination!!!
Recipe
Ingredients
500g Flour
100ml Water
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Condensed milk
1 tbsp Margarine or shortening
Put 2 tbsp Margarine and some oil in a small bowl
Method
(1)Dissolve salt and beaten egg in the water and pour into the flour and baking powder(sifted).
(2)Add in butter.
(3)Knead well,till soft and smooth dough is formed.
(4)Make into 10 small balls and coat with margarine and keep for overnight in the fridge.

(5)After 2 hours/overnite,gently press the dough with palm,
with a bit of oil and flatten one small dough.
(6)Stretching it slightly. Hold the dough and stretch to
expand the dough piece.
(7)Repeat this step till you get a thinner sheet.Sprinkle abit of oil.
(8)Roll like a swiss roll and lump to form a long dough.
(9)Hold upwards and swirl it like a small donut.
(10)Leave it for another hour or overnite in the fridge.
(11)Flatten it using a roller pin and fry on a hot medium
heat pan with a bit of oil.
(12)You can freeze the left over dough.

I bought this Authentic curry sauce during my vacation in Sabah,
Malaysia last March.It cost me around RM2.60.I had tried different
brand of packet curry sauce and I found this was the best and
delicious sauce I had tried so far.It's cheap and yet you don't
have to add coconut cream like others do...
why cuz it's already in the sauce itself.
This is why I like it so much...you don't have to spend
another penny for the coconut cream.

2 comments:

Sukkimi said...

Wow! You make roti prata !
Must be fun making the stretching part!
I think i dun have the patience to make these...Pei Fu Ni!

Anonymous said...

Love ur website, i tried to make the prata w/o success.....it was so dry and i even add about 250-300ml water. wish me luch next time.