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Jan 21, 2013 11:35 AM

Roti canai/prata curry recipe?

I just got back from a jaunt through Malaysia, which re-awakened an old desire of mine to make roti canai at home. There's a ton of recipes around for the bread - and the asian grocery down the street carries a good frozen version - but I'm looking for inspiration for the curry dipping sauce. Anyone have a good recipe to share? Veg would be nice but not necessary.

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  1. I am also looking for a tried and true recipe for the curry dipping sauce/curry!

    I first fell in love with it here in NYC at a restaurant called Penang, and then again later (after becoming a vegetarian) at another NYC spot GOBO.

    I CRAVE this dish all the time!

    I have a good source for the roti/paratha, just need the roti canai curry stew/sauce for dipping!

    1. Roti Canai is one of my favorite things to eat! :) But to get the real flavor, you need one of the Malaysian curry powders, like Baba's or Alagappa's. You cook some pureed onions, garlic, ginger, with whole spices like musard seeds, fresh curry leaves and dried red chillis, then add your curry powder and water and simmer. We normally do chicken curry with potatoes in it, with lots of gravy for the roti canai but I have also made it without the chicken.

      I've also tried the Malaysian curry powder from my local Asian Market, but it wasn't the same, although passable. The ones from Malaysia have more "oomph" to them.

      1. Thanks boogiebaby for the brand and type of curry mix! I just ordered some...

        Can you (or anyone else) be more specific on the recipe?

        1. Almost always served with the Sauce from a Chicken Curry
          Here is one that I really like, You could skip the Chicken and Stock and just use water and Coconut Milk. I woud start with even parts Coconut Milk and water and if it is too thick(which I doubt) you can always thin it.

          1. Got my Malaysian Curry Powder in the mail today, made my grocery list, and printed the recipe - so excited to try this! Gonna have to play around with the ingredients to make it vegetarian, but shouldn't be too hard. Thanks again!