Friday, August 28, 2009

Essay 3: Delicious Roti Canai

How To Make Roti Canai?

How many of you out there never eaten rati canai? I am sure a lot of tourists have come back to visit Malaysia just to savour our popular ‘flying bread’

In this essay, I would like to share with all of you about how to make your own roti canai, a popular breakfast choice. It is a light, fluffy, flaky, slightly oily Indian bread, usually eaten with curry or dal. For those of you have a sweet tooth, you can also eat roti canai with sugar, condensed milk, honey or any various of jam.

Before that, we must provide this following ingredients:

3 cups of plain flour
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 egg
¾ cup of water
1 cup of ghee
A pitch of salt

First, sit the flour into a bowl. Next, add in sugar, egg and salt. Rub in the ghee and pour in sufficient water to make a dough. Knead the dought until it is soft. Divide the dhough into twelve little portions. Role the portions into small balls. Cover and lets them rest overnight. The dought should be prepared the evening before so that it will be so soft the next morning.

The action really begins the next morning. Take a ball of dought and flatten it on a greased surface. Pull the edges of the dought until it is spread thin. Then grasp the edges and flip thr dought over with an upward swing! You have to do this very quickly so that it will not land on your face. Try this for a few minutes and you will see the dought quickly becoming wide and super thin while spinning in the air. This is how roti canai got the name ‘ the flying bread ‘ among tourists. After that, fold the rati canai into a square. Finally, grill it with some ghee on a hot skillet until it is brown and crispy.

for all the kneading and flipping and swingging, one rati canai cost only about 60 sen at any stall. the question is wheather to buy them warm, fresh and ready to eat, or make them ourselves. the choice is yours and i hopes you all enjoy make your own roti canai, gud luck!!

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