Roti Chanai recipe
2 C Flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp each of salt & sugar
3/4 C of melted butter/ghee
Mix the flour and salt, sugar and liquid to a med.
Add more liquid if it is too dry or add more flour gradually if too wet (due
Then when dough is kneaded till smooth, break it into small golf
ball size, rub them with some butter (from tub-ok) then place them in a big bowl.
Cover them up for rest at least 4-6 hours , best overnite.
Then on work surface spray some butter and then pat the
ball of dough, then roll it til the best you can, then use your fingers to pull
all around till a nice thin pastry is achieved .
Sprinkle some of the melted butter
or ghee or pam and pull them up as it drapes then make it into a circular shape,
tucking the end under.
Or just fold it but sprinkle a little after the 2 sides
are folded before the other 2 flaps are down to create the layered texture.
Heat pan and lightly oil or pam and fry on med.
pressing it down gently as it puffs up to enable all layers to cook esp.
into turban rolls.
When the white colour dough turns into opaque and light
golden brown, its done.
Serve with dhal/chicken curry or just sugar or jam.
But start out with a small amount to get
the hang of spreading out the pastry dough.
Actually, this roti canai or turban bread which we sometimes
call it is very versatile that you can make any amount of flour or dough
which the liquid just varies till it makes a nice med.
I just use a
chinese soup spoon to scoop the flour.