Definition of roti canai in English:

roti canai

noun

  • In Malaysia and Malaysian communities elsewhere: fried unleavened bread, having a chewy, flaky texture and typically served with a curried dipping sauce as a light meal or snack.

Origin

1970s. From Malay roti canai from roti bread (from Hindi roṭī) + canai to roll (dough) thinly.

Pronunciation

roti canai

/ˌrəʊti ˈtʃanʌɪ/