ghee or margerine, wheat flour, egg and water
when the Roti is crispy and fluffy
Where to find?
Mamak stalls and restaurants
Roti Canai is a popular dish for breakfast or as a night snack. Most Mamak stalls and restaurants will stop making Roti (and Tosai) between 11am and 5pm.
The making of the Roti (the process of flattening the ball of dough) is very artistic and requires skilled hands and is worth to be observed.
There are many variations of Roti Canai:
Roti Telur (egg), Roti Pisang (banana), Roti Boom, Roti Tissue, Roti Sardin and more.
Roti are served with a dipping sauce: dhal, curry (either chicken or fish curry) or dhal with some sambal mixed in it (dhal sambal)
flattening the dough
The dish is composed of dough containing copious amounts of fat, egg, flour and water. The form of fat used is usually ghee (clarified butter). Some people add sweetened condensed milk to the mix. The entire mixture is kneaded thoroughly, flattened, oiled and folded repeatedly. It is then allowed to proof and rise, and the process is repeated. The final round of preparation consists of flattening the dough ball, coating it with oil and then cooking on a flat iron skillet with a lot of oil. The ideal roti is flat, fluffy on the inside but crispy and flaky on the outside.
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