We had this sudden craving for roti prata in the middle of the night and the joy of living in aussie is that i have to make any kind of asian food we wanna eat. The asian restaurants here, not to be rude, is really “different” from authentic asian food. If we were in Singapore, i would definitely take a taxi to Jalan Kayu right away, no matter what time it is. 24 hours food is seriously awesomeeeeeeeeee.
Well, this was a quite a challenge to make, especially the “flipping part”, which took me one hour to figure out how to do it decently. Fortunately, my hard work was paid off and we got exactly what we craved for. Ben finished all 16 pratas at a go and is asking me to make them everyday now. And i can never say no to my Benny boy ❤
Roti Prata Recipe
- 550g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter/ghee
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 cup ghee or oil
- Combine flour, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl
- Beat egg well and add in the water and butter. Pour in to flour mixture slowly while kneading into it
- Continue kneading till u get a soft and smooth dough
- Divide dough into 16 balls and pour in 1 cup og ghee/oil. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rest overnight.
- Flatten the ball into a flat round shape
- Hold the dough with both hands, thumbs on the bottom and start flipping
- Flip till the dough becomes extremely thin, like tissue
- U can add it an egg, onions or anything u like, before u fold in the sides into a sqaure shape. Or u can have it plain and just fold it up nicely
- Pan fry with a good amount of oil and u get crispy, flaky prata!
Best served hot with curry or sugar =)