Roti Canai (Authentic Malaysian Recipe)

An authentic Malaysian dish
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This is the authentic recipe used by the Mamak (Indians) in Malaysia. The recipes that have margarine or eggs and milk are not the ones they use in those Indian food stalls. Incredibly easy — must-try!

This recipe is courtesy of food.com

4
Servings
734
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  salt
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 1  Cup  cooking oil

Directions

Mix the salt in the water.

Put the flour in a mixing bowl. Add the salted water gradually.

Mix the flour into a dough. kneed until smooth. Make sure the texture of the dough is not too sticky and gooey.

Oil your hands with cooking oil and then make the dough into palm sized balls.

In a bowl pour some oil so that the dough doesn’t stick to the bowl. Put in the balls, coating it with oil as you put one on top of each other. After it is all in a bowl, totally immerse it in oil. Leave over night.

Oil your kneading space. Take out one dough ball, flatten it out into with you palms until the size of a dinner plate.

Flip it like a pizza (I put a link below to show you how to flip it).

Flip the dough a couple of times and spread it out until paper thin.

Take the one edge and fold it to the middle. Do this another three times so that it will turn into a square.

Grease a flat pan or skillet with cooking oil and cook until golden brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
59g
84%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
81mg
8%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
53µg
13%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
55mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
167mg
24%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
569mg
38%
Water
90g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Roti Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Roti Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.