Monday, October 1, 2012

Affordably Delish Singaporean/Indian/Malaysian Bread Called Roti Paratha/ Prata/ Canai Is Now Available at SM Supermarket ♪♪

Not all breads are created equal.

And for me naan is certainly one type that has resonated with me ever since I first tasted it at Rasapura Masters late last year.

I always get a chuckle from hubby Bala whenever I say such things. For him, a bread is just a bread.

Not so for me. In fact, I've always been on the lookout for an affordable naan here in the metro but with no success.

                                        Butter Naan with Curry Dip SGD 3.50 or PHP 118 
                                     @ Rasapura Masters, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

While at the supermarket recently, I got one of the most pleasant surprises I've ever had in recent weeks.  

I saw a naan-type product sitting on one of the freezers!Oh My Smiley 
A closer look somehow revealed a different name: Roti Paratha.

It didn't really matter what it's called because I wanted to try it no matter what.

Spring Home Roti Paratha Made in Singapore

Frozen Roti Paratha or more commonly known as Roti Prata

A quick google search helped me to understand what set both breads apart. I found out that although naan and roti prata are both best-loved flatbreads in Asia, they somehow differ in cooking preparations.  

For instance, naan is cooked in a cylindrical clay oven called tandoor which is powered by charcoal or wood fire.

Naan-making at Indian Express Stall @ Rasapura Master, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Roti prata on the other hand is cooked on any hot grill which makes it more accessible than naan in a sense.

Affordably Delish Roti Paratha/Prata cooked on any hot grill

While naan is more crisp than roti prata, the latter's unmistakable flaky nature reminds me of Macau's best-loved portuguese tarts sans the sweetness. Roti prata's pancake-like look defies its appearance for it tastes quite salty with some zestiness involved thanks to a generous amount of onion chives incorporated in the dough.

It is also very simple to prepare. I just removed one pocket of the roti prata from the freezer without defrosting, peeled off both sides of the plastic sheets and placed the roti prata on a hot plate. Voila! After about a minute on both sides, the roti prata was ready to eat.

Spring Home Roti Paratha
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.

Spring Home Roti Paratha comes in two flavors: Original and Onion.  Grab them at all SM Supermarket branches for around Php 65.


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