Roti prata, or prata, or more popularly known as roti canai in Malaysia is one of our favourite or must-have) Malaysian breakfast. Despite its oily or unhealthy rumour, next to nasi lemak, having roti canai once in a while whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle is like chicken soup for the soul. I'm serious. You can't ever ban yourself (or your husband or friends or family) from eating roti canai once in a while. Not even when you're on the strictest diet!
Roti canai is originally an Indian food for breakfast, it's basically a pancake made from flour, eggs, water and ghee or oil. Due to its delicious crispy but soft texture, eaten with a small bowl of dhal, fish/beef/chicken curry, it is commonly found everywhere, even at the frozen food section. Very convenient.
Honestly, the frozen ones is slightly different as compared to the fresh roti canai that you get in the mamak stalls. And why bother to even buy frozen roti cnai when you can get fresh ones? But I found the frozen ones nice enough to make some simple breakfast or snacks... I got the idea from Hot & Roll - it's a chain that sells hot rolls made from pancakes and roti prata, and they have a couple of different flavour to choose from. You can read about it here.
Since it is fairly simply to make, hubby LOVES it so much, I happen to actually have a pack of unused Kawan roti prata, my breakfast was on its way without much thinking.... and it is so much more delicious having it homemade - more sausages, more flavour, and more love...
:: Prata with Chicken Sausage & Cheese Recipe ::
2 frozen roti pratas (I used the brand "Kawan")
2 chicken sausages, thinly sliced
1/2 of a yellow onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Before heating up the prata on a non-stick pan, prepare and cook the filly first, ie the sausage.
Fry the onions and thinly sliced sausages in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, for about 3 minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce and fry for another minute, and put aside.
Heat up a large non-stick frying pan on a low-medium heat. Lightly spray the pan with canola oil spray or simpy grease it with olive oil. With a piece of the roti prata, fry each side for about 3-4 minutes or until light brown in colour.
On one side of the prata, sprinkle some mozzarella chesse all over. Place half of the fried sausage with onions over half side of the prata and fold the prata in to two. Repeat with the other ingredients.
Cut the folded prata into two and serve immediately.
1. Use beef bacon/ham slices to substitute sausages.
2. Try the spicy prata instead of a plain one for a change.