Roti prata

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For the Malaysian variant of the roti prata, see Roti canai.
For other uses, see Roti (disambiguation).
Roti prata
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Plain roti prata (left) and egg prata (centre), with a bowl of chicken curry on the side
Type Pancake
Place of origin Malaysia, Singapore
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Roti prata being prepared.

Roti prata is a fried flour-based pancake that is cooked over a flat grill. It is usually served with a vegetable or meat based curry and is from Malaysia and Singapore. Prata is also commonly cooked (upon request) with cheese, onion, banana, red bean, chocolate, mushroom or egg. It is listed at number 45 on World's 50 most delicious foods readers' poll compiled by CNN Go in 2011.[1]

Preparation and Serving[edit]

Roti prata is prepared by flipping the dough into a large thin layer before folding the outside edges inwards. The dough is cooked on a flat round iron pan measuring about 3 feet in diameter. Other ingredients such as cooked mutton, onion and egg (and more recently cheese) if desired, are added into the dough during the cooking process which lasts about 2 - 3 minutes. Prata is commonly served with a fish or chicken based curry. Some people prefer to eat it with sugar.

History[edit]

The prata has always been known as Paratha in the Indian subcontinent, while it is usually known as roti canai in other countries such as Malaysia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CNN Go Your pick: World's 50 most delicious foods 7 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11

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