Roti Prata – A Breakfast Delight

Roti prata or “Indian flat bread” is a highly popular local chow for all the races of people in Singapore. Made intricately by folding, smacking, flapping the dough in the air, then flattened and grilled over the hot plate, this sweet Indian pancake has a crisp crust and many fluffy, chewy inner layers, and is savoured with a small dish of tasty, fiery curry gravy or a light sprinkle of white sugar. Over the years, numerous prata variants have been interestingly innovated – egg, pizza, sardine, mushroom, ice-cream, cheese, durian, chocolate, strawberry, banana, etc.

There are many Indian prata stalls around, so for foreigners to hunt for this local breakfast delight should be an easy feat.

Tear a piece of the paper-like, freshly-made bread and dunk it into the curry, that’s the most traditional way, and perhaps the tastiest way of eating this morning dish.

Prata man in action... er hmm, before buying from him, I suggest you ask if he uses any of those trans fat stuff, margarine, ghee as ingredients. Sesame oil and vegetable oil preferred as healthier options!

Prata man in action… er hmm, before buying from him, I suggest you ask if he uses any of those trans fat stuff, margarine, ghee as ingredients. Sesame oil and vegetable oil preferred as healthier options!

 

Did you get that? First press and flatten the dough, give it a splosh of oil, fold the sides to shape it into a square, and it's ready for a good grill....

Did you get that? First press and flatten the dough, give it a splosh of oil, fold the sides to shape it into a square, and it’s ready for a good grill….

 



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