Roti Canai

Roti canai (pronunciation tʃanai) or roti cane (pronunciation tʃane) is a type of Indian-influenced flatbread found in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. It is often sold in Mamak stalls in Malaysia; also in Malay, Minangkabau and Aceh restaurants in Indonesia. It is known as roti prata in Southern Malaysia and Singapore, and is similar to the Indian Kerala porotta. In English and in Chinese, roti canai is sometimes referred to as “flying bread” (飞饼 fēibǐng), a term that evokes the process of tossing and spinning by which it is made. In Chinese, Roti canai is originally called 印度煎饼 “yin du jian bing”, which means Indian pancake. Traditionally roti canai is consumed with dhal (lentil curry) or any type of curry, such as mutton or chicken curry. However, the versatility of roti canai as the staple has led to the development of new recipes, either savoury or sweet, with variations of toppings and fillings, which includes eggs, banana, sardines and onion.