Roti prata, an Indian delicacy is one of the most eaten food in Singapore. Roti prata is a fried pancake that is cooked over a flat grill. It is usually served with vegetable or meat based curry and is sometimes also served with sugar. Prata is also commonly cooked with egg, cheese, mushroom, onion and even chocolate!
Roti prata is made from the original pancake recipes from Pakistan and India. Roti means “bread” while prata means “flat”. In Malaysia, the prata is known as Roti canai, it is served slightly different compared to Singapore. In Singapore, the varieties of roti prata are named mostly in English, such as egg prata, cheese prata or onion prata, whereas in Malaysia they are commonly named in the Malay Language, such as roti telur for “egg prata”.
Although I have eaten pratas from many different places before, the one which left me with the greatest impression is the prata sold in The Roti Prata House along Upper Thomson Road. The prata itself is very crispy and it tastes heavenly together with the curry provided. Apart from that, the generous amount of sugar and milk added to the dough also enhanced the taste of the prata. I was also very satisfied with their service as they didn’t take a long time before serving me my prata despite having many customers on that particular afternoon.
Although roti prata may be very delicious but eating it too often can be very unhealthy due to the large amount of carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol found in ghee and margarine used to fry the pratas.