Roti Prata Rules!

August 18, 2009 at 06:25 2 comments

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I love roti prata. Roti (=bread) prata (=flat) is an Indian dish with Singaporean modifications. Now, ‘flat bread’ doesn’t sound all that appetizing, does it? But it’s a mild and misleading description for dough that’s flipped and stretched – like pizza dough, but much thinner – and fried to death, sometimes with various additives that are limited only by the imagination. Some folks like it with sugar on top, but I’ve always preferred mine with curry.

So here’s what Mr. Manx and I had on our most recent roti prata jaunt:

Plaster prata – typical pancake-shaped prata, with the atypical addition of an egg fried into the top.

Tissue prata with cheese – a prata variant in which the dough is not folded into a pancake, but is set into a cone and fried into place. Crispier than the usual chewy shape. Where’s the cheese? On the internal surface of the cone – in this case, melted mozzarella. Unbeatable.

Garlic prata (not shown) – same shape as plaster prata, but minus egg and filled with melted garlic butter. Evil, evil version of garlic bread.

Various curries – without which the prata experience is incomplete.

Teh-cino – teh means tea. Cino as in cappuchino. Same principle.

Roti prata is one of the reasons I probably will never migrate.

Is good stuff.

Is cheap.

Is also a kazillion calories. Burp.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. zensojourner  |  August 18, 2009 at 22:30

    Drool!!!!! So cruel!

    • 2. Katie  |  August 19, 2009 at 21:35

      Prata party when you get back!


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