Recipe Roti prata

Roti Prata, also known as Roti Canai, is a popular Indian-influenced flatbread that has found its way into the hearts and stomachs of many across Southeast Asia. Crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside, Roti Prata is a versatile bread that can be enjoyed plain, with curry, or even sweet fillings. Here's how you can make it at home!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter

Instructions:

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Gradually add water and condensed milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead: Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Rest: Divide the dough into equal-sized balls, cover them with a damp cloth, and let them rest for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Shape: Take a ball of dough and roll it out thinly on a lightly floured surface. Spread some ghee or butter over the surface.
  6. Fold: Fold the rolled-out dough into pleats, then coil it into a round ball. Let it rest for another 10-15 minutes.
  7. Roll Again: Roll out the coiled dough ball into a thin, flat circle.
  8. Cook: Heat a skillet or tawa over medium-high heat. Place the rolled-out dough on the skillet and cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Serve: Serve hot with your favourite curry or dipping sauce.

Tips:

  • Resting Time: Allowing the dough to rest helps relax the gluten, making it easier to roll out thinly.
  • Ghee vs. Butter: While ghee is traditional and adds a rich flavour, butter can be a good substitute.
  • Flour: Use enough flour while rolling to prevent sticking, but not too much to keep the dough tender.

Variations:

  • Sweet Roti Prata: Spread some condensed milk and sprinkle sugar before folding for a sweet treat.
  • Savory Fillings: Add cheese, minced meat, or vegetables to the folded dough for a savoury twist.
  • Stuffed Roti Prata: Stuff the dough with your favourite fillings like banana, chocolate, or nuts before rolling it out.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories per serving: Approximately 200 calories (may vary based on serving size and ingredients used)

Conclusion:

Roti Prata is a delightful bread that can be enjoyed in various ways, from a simple snack to a full meal. With this recipe, you can recreate the flavours of your favourite Indian restaurant right in your own kitchen. Experiment with different fillings and toppings to discover your perfect Roti Prata combination. Enjoy!

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