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I am looking for somebody who could teach me how to make a perfect tasty,flaky, crispy roti canai at home. I understand it's not that easy.....Anybody???
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Old 26.10.2015, 17:05
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Re: roti canai

damn. just reading the title made me hungry!
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Old 26.10.2015, 21:27
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Hi,
I am looking for somebody who could teach me how to make a perfect tasty,flaky, crispy roti canai at home. I understand it's not that easy.....Anybody???
what about this youtube video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktt06iA-FYU
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Re: roti canai

Never mind make it, anyone know where you can buy this here in Switzerland? Still missing those Roti stalls in Penang...mmmmmm.
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Old 27.10.2015, 09:22
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Re: roti canai

Don't you have any Indian friends? I'll ask mine, then. I am a magnet for Indian and Jewish people. Or maybe I am attracted to their loud and family oriented ways.
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Old 27.10.2015, 10:04
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Are you hungry folks Malaysians?
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Re: roti canai

Am I the only one who initially thought that the dish mentioned in the title is just a funny Swiss word for root canal?
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Old 27.10.2015, 11:39
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Don't you have any Indian friends? I'll ask mine, then. I am a magnet for Indian and Jewish people. Or maybe I am attracted to their loud and family oriented ways.
Won't do you much good. It's a Malaysian dish. AFAIK (at least according to Madhur Jaffrey) it doesn't exist in that form in India.


Sadly, I'm not even sure if most Malaysians could help. I suspect this is only ever bought from street stalls and not cooked at home.
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Re: roti canai

It generally goes by a different name: 'roti prata' or 'roti pratha'.

Only in Malaysia is it called 'roti canai'.
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Re: roti canai

Here you go - http://ieatishootipost.sg/how-to-mak...-need-to-know/
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Re: roti canai

Not the same as a Malaysian Roti I'm afraid.


Indian Roti's are easy (you can even get automatic Roti makers, at least in Asia). Malaysian ones somewhat different...
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Not the same as a Malaysian Roti I'm afraid.


Indian Roti's are easy (you can even get automatic Roti makers, at least in Asia). Malaysian ones somewhat different...
Exactly, I've tried making it at home and I can make the dough absolutely fine. It all goes wrong when it comes to the flipping hand stretchy action. That must take ages to learn, hell of a skill to have though!
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Old 27.10.2015, 14:16
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Not the same as a Malaysian Roti I'm afraid.


Indian Roti's are easy (you can even get automatic Roti makers, at least in Asia). Malaysian ones somewhat different...
What is the difference, if I may ask? btw, the video linked is to a malaysian roti canai and not the roti/chapati/fulka of Indian fame.
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Re: roti canai

There is a small malasian place called 'The kitchen' very close to Sternen Oerlikon. Many malysian friends have vouched for it. Maybe you have hope :-)
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What is the difference, if I may ask? btw, the video linked is to a malaysian roti canai and not the roti/chapati/fulka of Indian fame.
You're right....I stopped scrolling down too soon
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There is a small malasian place called 'The kitchen' very close to Sternen Oerlikon. Many malysian friends have vouched for it. Maybe you have hope :-)
I tried them once but did not like the food very much. I much prefer Teoh's - http://www.teoh-food.ch/index2.html

Their Hainanese Chicken Rice is on point but some other dishes are hit and miss, unfortunately, Roti Canai being one of them.
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Re: roti canai

I've been to My Kitchen in Oerlikon several times, its's great and the Roti Canai is heavenly! But I want to make it myself, would be better, if somebody could stand next to me and show me instead of a youtube-video. Maybe I have to apply as a kitchen help at My Kitchen...
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Re: roti canai

You can get frozen ones (plain or cheese flavour) from New Asia Market in Kreis 4. You just heat them on a pan and then I pop them into the oven to get them puffed up and they are perfect with a hot curry.
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Re: roti canai

You could try a Lebanese supermarket as I have seen and tasted something very similar. We have one in Geneva close to the Cornavin train station.
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