There is a chance you remember from pervious posts about one traditional Thai dessert I introduced some time ago. This was my first chance to share a traditional Thai dessert that I had stumbled upon after being in Thailand just a short time. I was and continue to be, excited about sharing culturally traditional recipes. So, without further ado, today, I want to share with you yet another traditional Thai food!
This Thai pancake is called Roti (row-tee). That being said, in my person opinion, it looks more like a crepe.
To make Thai Roti, first, a piece of sticky dough gets thrown around and flattened. Then, the dough gets put on a hot griddle. The next step is completely up to your taste and can vary completely, depending on who is doing the cooking. The roti can be filled with banana, coconut, egg or raisins (that’s usually what it’s filled with anyway).
You can also try filling the roti with whatever you especially like. Once the roti is filled with the ingredient of your choosing, the sides are then folded over. The pancake is turned over and cooked from the other side. This step is repeated several times, back and forth, back and forth, from one side to the other, to ensure the roti and the ingredients inside are fully cooked.
Finally, the finished Roti is topped with sugar or sweet condensed milk and cut into bite-sized pieces. As you can see, the paper is grease-soaked. It is definitely not a healthy snack. Then again, it’s dessert and a great occasional treat, so don’t be afraid to try it out! This is an especially fun dessert and recipe because you can fill the roti with whatever you like best and experiment along the way!
The ingredients for Roti are quite simple, so, for those of you who are wary of trying something new, or experimenting, this is a great recipe for you! If you’re adventurous, you can try making them at home either in a pan or better yet, on a griddle and add your choice of ingredients to the middle! Make sure to watch the video link below for more information!
The ingredients for Roti are quite simple, so, for those of you who are weary of trying something new, or experimenting, this is a great recipe for you! If you’re adventurous, you can try making them at home either in a pan or better yet, on a griddle and add your choice of ingredients to the middle! Make sure to watch the video link below for more information!
2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup water
1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, melted
You can find the instructions together with a video of a Thai street vendor preparing Roti at Importfood.com
The video took some time to load (it might just have been my internet connection) but it is totally worth seeing how it is done.
My husband enjoying Roti at a street vendor.
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To make Thai coconut pancake, you can follow a simple recipe that includes ingredients such as coconut milk, flour, sugar, and eggs. The pancakes are often cooked on a griddle and filled with a sweet coconut filling before being folded and served.
In Thailand, "roti" refers to a type of pancake or flatbread that is commonly filled with various ingredients such as banana, coconut, egg, or raisins. It is a popular street food known for its sweet and savory flavors.
Thai roti is typically made from a simple dough mixture consisting of all-purpose flour, water, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, salt, and melted butter. This dough is then flattened, filled with ingredients, and cooked on a griddle.
While both Thai roti and Malaysian roti are types of flatbread, they differ in their preparation and ingredients. Thai roti is often filled with sweet or savory ingredients and cooked on a griddle, while Malaysian roti is a type of Indian-influenced flatbread that is typically served with curry or other side dishes.
The history of roti in Thailand is tied to the country's cultural heritage and the influence of Indian cuisine in the region. Roti has become a popular street food and dessert option, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike for its unique flavors and textures.
The origin of Thai pancakes can be traced back to the culinary traditions of Thailand, which have been shaped by various cultural influences over the centuries. Thai pancakes, such as roti, reflect the country's diverse culinary heritage and are a popular delicacy enjoyed across the nation.