Street Food - Prata

July 04, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Prata

Also Known As:
Prata, Roti Prata, Roti, Roti Canai,
Prata Plain, Prata Egg & Onion, Prata Egg, Prata Onion, Prata Cheese,
Prata Chocolate, Prata Strawberry, Prata Pineapple, Prata Blueberry, Prata Banana, Prata Kaya, Prata Honey, Prata Milk,
Prata Mushroom, Prata Plaster, Prata Paper, Prata Tissue, Prata Coin, Prata Bomb, Prata Floss, Prata Sausage



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $0.50 - $12



Description:
Prata is a Singaporean Indian bread / pancake, originally from Chennai, South India, where it is called Roti / Prata. Prata is made from a dough that has wheat flour / plain white flour, salt, water, egg, milk, sugar and clarified butter (Ghee). The dough is then rested.


Before cooking the Prata, the dough is flipped (like a pizza), and then stuffed / topped with 1 main ingredient, although it can also be eaten plain (Plain Prata).

Common ingredients used include cheese (Cheese Prata), egg (Egg Prata), onions (Onion Prata) or a combination (Egg & Onion Prata, Cheese Egg Onion Prata).

A sweet / dessert Prata typically has 1 ingredient, like chocolate syrup (Chocolate Prata), strawberry syrup (Strawberry Prata), blueberry syrup (Blueberry Prata), sliced pineapples (Pineapple Prata), pandan coconut egg jam / kaya (Kaya Prata), sliced banana (Banana Prata), honey syrup (Honey Prata) or sweetened condensed milk (Milk Prata).

A savoury Prata typically has 1 ingredient, like mushrooms (Mushroom Prata), chicken floss (Floss Prata / Chicken Floss Prata) or chicken sausage / hot dog (Sausage Prata).

The Prata is then folded into a square shape, and fried on a hot skillet with oil / clarified butter (Ghee).

A good Prata should have a crisp exterior, while being soft and fluffy inside. If an ingredient is included, it should be liberally stuffed / topped, and evenly cooked.

Prata is often served with a side dish of wet curry gravy, or sugar. While Prata is most often eaten for breakfast, its versatility to be stuffed / topped with a wide range of ingredients means Prata can also be eaten at any time throughout the day.


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Prata is a dish enjoyed by Singaporeans of all ages!

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Prata in Singapore.


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The Roti Prata House
@ 246 Upper Thomson Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily














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Casuarina Curry
@ 136 Casuarina Road
Opening Hours: 7am - 12am Daily

@ 187 MacPherson Road
Opening Hours: 10am - 12am Daily






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Thasevi Food
@ 239 Jalan Kayu
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily






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Honourable Mention

R.K. Eating House
@ 1 Kensington Park Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily







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