Plain roti prata (left) and egg prata (centre), with a bowl of chicken curry on the side
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Roti prata (印度煎饼 in Chinese) 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 sold all over Singapore in food centres. 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.
Roti prata is prepared by flipping the dough into a large thin layer before folding the outside edges inwards. The dough will then be heated on a hot plate. Flavorings or toppings, if ordered, can be added either before or after it is flipped, depending on the flavorings or the desired outcome. The 'tissue' and o a cone shape and sprinkled with sugar.
The prata has always been known as Paratha in the Indian subcontinent while it is usually known as roti prata in countries like Singapore. Roti prata is derived from the original pancake recipes from India and Pakistan, and is commonly known "Roti Prata" in Singapore.
- CNN Go Your pick: World's 50 most delicious foods 7 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11
- Roti Prata, Singapore Infopedia, National Library Board, Singapore
- List of Hawkers selling the best Roti Prata in Singapore