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12 Best Prata, Briyani & Murtabak

12 Best Prata, Briyani & Murtabak

Love Indian food? Sometimes, nothing beats an oozing cheese mushroom prata, a steaming plate of mutton briyani, or a fully loaded chicken murtabak - all washed down with a cup of teh peng. Shiok.
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Probably the most famous place to get murtabak in Singapore, this century-old restaurant serves up some massive murtabaks. Adding an extra kosong prata at the base and additional minced mutton on top, this murtabak needs to be shared (or not, if you're a big eater). Go for the chicken, full flavoured, well-spiced and tender, or the deer if you're adventurous! If you're sharing, go ahead and order some briyani too. Photo by edwyn c.

It doesn't matter if you've chosen Al-Azhar and have stuck to it loyally for your entire lifetime - if you want a darn good cheese mushroom prata, put your loyalty aside and march over to Al-Ameen for this gorgeous creation. With a generous and even spread of cheese throughout the prata, you're ensured oozing glory. This has got to be one of the best supper snacks! Photo by Jayne Tan

Housed in the sprawling ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre, YRA serves some of the best tandoori chicken around, putting some high end restaurants to shame. This humble hawker establishment serves fresh chappatis and naans, and incredibly fragrant briyani rice. The rice is lightly spiced but well flavoured with chicken parts cooked with the rice. Next time you're at ABC, be sure to give this a try. Photo by Jayne Tan

The chicken and mutton murtabak at Kamala Restaurant is something so unique you may never have tasted anything like it. Well worth the hunt for this place located right next to Tekka market (look for a newly renovated place with the sign Kamala Restaurant), the dough is paper-thin, and the filling is generous, well spiced, and unbelievably tasty. Seriously, you have to try it to believe it. As Burppler Ian Ramsay says, "imagine all the pratas and murtabaks you've ever tasted, combine them all together, and what would you get? Nothing compared to this one." Photo by Ian Ramsay

With no distinct signboard and a snaking long queue under a HDB block, you know you've found something special. Having taken over from their father's stall, these brothers run a tight ship at Blk 17 Beach Rd, doling out packet after packet of briyani as people order takeaway in the dozens. If you've got the time, sit and enjoy your tender mutton and amazing gravy... this is a serious briyani. Photo by Jayne Tan

Tired of stale, limp, oily kosongs that totally don't hit the spot? That's cos so many places in Singapore now use prata dough that comes premade and from an evil cardboard box. If you want the real deal, this is the place. Small but superbly crispy plain pratas that you can't stop eating, dunked in glorious fish curry, or sambal if you prefer. This will satisfy any prata craving you have. Photo by Joyz X.

Open since 1921 and known as the best briyani restaurant for many years past, Islamic Restaurant has a long history. Having moved down the street, the restaurant retains its old world charm with photos of famous patrons over the years, and allows you to dine comfortably in air-con. Go for the mutton over the chicken briyani, tender meat with beautifully light, fragrant, high-quality basmati rice. The fish and prawn briyani are good too. While it is arguably no longer the best, it is an excellent briyani. Photo by Jayne Tan

Next door to the famous Zam Zam, and just a couple of years younger, Victory is a strong contender for the title of Best Murtabak. At $7 onwards, you get extra egg and mutton on top of your murtabak. If you are a really big eater, go for the $10, and the $15 for a family-sized portion. The chicken and mutton murtabaks here are equally good, come here if you can't decide and want to eat both! Photo by Ras S R

While some feel the briyani here is overpriced ($8 for chicken, $10 for mutton), and the place is a little run down, it is definitely worth a visit. This dum briyani is cooked and served traditionally, without any curry, but every bit aromatic. It's also healthier with the omission of ghee, so you can feel a tiny bit less guilty. If you're there on a Sunday, Monday or Thursday, opt for the kid goat briyani, tender meat without gamey flavour, under a pile of fragrant rice and fried onions. Photo by Michel Lu

The long queue at this stall is testament to the quality served here, simple, no-frills prata that satisfies. Interestingly, the prata dough used here is commercially made and bought, but somehow, the pratas here are flipped thin and fried to crisp perfection, and somehow it's not oily! The curries here are good too, opt for a nice hunk of mutton curry if you're feeling hungry. They sell out fast, so be there early. Photo by Alain Foodology

If you like well-spiced and extremely generous portions of rice and meat (ok who doesn't?), then Blue Diamond will hit the spot with its heady masala. They cook their chicken and mutton briyanis traditionally in a dum style, which flavours the rice immensely. Also try their Kottu Roti here, a Sri Lankan dish of chopped up prata fried with onions and meat, almost like a murtabak. Finish off with a nice cup of masala tea! Photo by Jeremy Tan

Tucked in the corner of a coffee shop along Thomson Road, Sin Ming Roti Prata has generated quite a following for their house-made dough and freshly made pratas. While this means you have to wait for your prata, it's well worth it considering you will be getting a hot, fluffy stack. Try their coin pratas for really crispy, fun bites at 6 pieces for $3.50! Photo by Wayne Tan

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