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Powerd By : NorthPony
Flying Bread (Roti Canai)


Roti canai (pronounced "chanai," not "kanai") is a type of flatbread found in Malaysia, often sold in Mamak stalls. It is known as roti prata in Southern Malaysia and Singapore, and is similar to the Indian Kerala porotta.

Roti canai is circular and flat. There are two ways to make roti canai that is either to twirl it until the dough becomes a very thin sheet and then folded into a circular shape or to spread out the dough as thinly as possible before being folded. Then the folded dough is grilled with oil. The first method is more popular and faster than the second. The term 'roti paratha' in Malay means 'plate bread'.

In English and in Chinese, roti canai is sometimes referred to as "flying bread" (飞饼), a term that evokes the process of tossing and spinning by which it is made.

The newer forms of roti canai are denoted by using a prefix of roti attached to the additional ingredient used include egg, onion, margarine, sardine, banana...

Roti Canai Recipe

Ingredients :
600g  Plain wheat flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Warm water or milk
1/2 cup Ghee or margarine
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Sugar

Method :
- Sift the flour and salt together.
- Knead flour, egg, sugar and ghee with water/milk (a little at a time) good enough to make a moderately soft dough or easy to handle.
- Leave for 2-3 hours or overnight.
- Divide dough into 8 equal parts.
- Shape it into balls.
- Flatten each ball with a rolling pin and fold in 1/2 teaspoon ghee.
- Roll up dough and twist it into a coil. Pressing one open end onto the top.
- Roll it again as thin as possible into a round shape.
- Beginning at one of the open ends, roll up dough tightly and coil it again as before.
- Roll out dough slowly onto lightly floured surface (to ensure air is not forced out).
- Heat a pan.
- Bake individually over a moderate heat.
- Turn it over and spread a little ghee on it until both sides are golden brown.

To serve:
Serve roti canai with curry dhal or pickled onion. It can also be eaten with sugar.






Comments (2)
  • 乌龙茶
    At top-right corner, you can see a few flag image on there. Click on England flag, it will be translate to the english language.
  • Jane  - seems delicious
    :? but don't understand the malay.
    who can help me to translate it in english?
    thnx a lot. :)
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