Monday, March 15, 2010

Stretching the Ringgit – RM1 Al Safa Curry Fish Gravy and Home Made Roti Bom (Prata)

Rm1 per packet of Curry fish gravy with two ladies fingers!

'Flooding' the rice with curry fish gravy, long beans and hard boil egg!

My kids love to flood their rice with the spicy Mamak (Indian Muslim) curry fish gravy. I bought a packet of curry fish gravy only with 2 ladies fingers as additional dish for dinner from Al Safa Bandar Sri Damansara . It only cost me RM1 (USD0.30) for this packet of curry gravy which is about the volume of a rice bowl. I did not buy the fish because I already have steamed pomfret fish (bawal, tau teh) at home. Then I used my rice cooker to make 2 hard boil eggs. The Mamak fish curry gravy taste good with hard boil egg

Anyway after finishing our dinner, there was still some curry left, so I thought that it would be a good idea to make some roti canai to go with it for supper. Unfortunately I used only two cups of flour but added much butter and one egg is over the required amount to make a good roti canai. So the texture of the dough turned out too soft for me to throw and flip it to make roti canai like what you use to see at Mamak stalls. Therefore, I rolled them up to make roti bom or some might call it roti prata. After frying it using my non-stick pan, I found that it has the aroma and taste of roti bom or roti planta but the texture is flaky rather than springy like roti canai. Apart from the flawed texture, it actually tasted very good because the amount of butter and eggs used! LOL!

PS : Would you try the roti canai made by a Chinese if you come across such stall?

Making the dough and dividing it to golf ball sizes. Roti chanai turned out to be roti bom instead. The final product with fish curry gravy! Copyright Material of Peteformation Foodie Adventure

12 comments:

Mei Teng said...

I do enjoy the ocassional roti canai at mamak stalls but I am not a fan of mamak food.

suituapui said...

Eyew!!! Not in that shape as in the 2nd last pic! Hahahahahaha!!!! Ya...sometimes if we spend smart, we find that was need not spend that much money after all...

Merryn said...

My hubs will want to boycott dudes like you and STP! You guys are making dudes like my hubs look... bad! lol... hahahha.. jeles.. haha :P

mNhL said...

There is one Chinese stall selling roti canai in Johor. Everytime i go, sure pack and have to wait very long. That was my 1st and only time I saw chinese selling roti canai. hehe....and you make a great attemp too. Fish curry is so yummy.

smallkucing said...

LOL...roti canai also can make ah? pete..you should open a restaurant la

mimid3vils said...

very thick hor.... =.="

CheaHS@n said...

AHA Aneh Help Aneh! oh what a roti..Chinese made roti do nothave that mamak smell lah haha. Good try macha:p

Xjion89 said...

wow, tat is creative...roti canai become roti bom^^ maybe nxt time, u can invent a new dish~~~

[SK] said...

OMG, are you serious?? you were trying to make your own roti canai?? i must pay you salute.. BTW, is there anything that you can't cook yourself?? haha~~

My Little Things Corner said...

wow, home make roti canai...good la you.

wenn said...

as for me, i prefer to eat the ladies fingers without too much gravy!

Ayie said...

i never tried that pete

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