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roti jala

roti jala

Net Crepes

        INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour [preferably unbleached]
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • tsp salt
  • tsp turmeric powder
  • cooking oil to grease pan

FYI : Roti Jala, an alternative to rice, is an excellent accompaniment to rich gravy dishes:-

Malaysian Chicken Curry

Mutton Kurma

Chicken Kapitan

Lamb Cashew Kurma [also spelt Korma] 

 
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        To Prepare :

  • In a bowl, lightly whisk coconut milk, eggs, water, salt and turmeric powder
  • Sift all-purpose flour into a mixing bowl
  • Stir in the coconut-egg mixture gradually and mix, until a thin 'crepe-like batter' is achieved
  • Strain the batter through a fine sieve
  • On med-low heat, grease and heat a griddle or a medium sized non-stick pan
  • Put a ladleful of batter into a Roti Jala mould/cup and in a circular motion, form a thin lacy pattern in the pan [about 8 inch in diameter]
  • Cook until set, turn over onto a plate [There is no need to cook the other side, much like a regular crepe]
  • Fold each crepe into quarters, staking them up as you go
  • As you make the crepes, grease the pan ever so often [Add a little water to the batter if it becomes too thick to maintain a crepe-like batter]
  • Serve Roti Jala with Malaysian Chicken Curry, Mutton Kurma, Chicken Kapitan or Lamb Cashew Kurma [also spelt Korma]

Cook's Note :  A Roti Jala cup-like mould [made out of metal or plastic], can be found sold in some Southeast Asian marts. You can easily make one out a tin can!

        To make your own Roti Jala mould/cup :

  • 1 empty tin can, [e.g. a 12oz can of corn]
  • Using a hammer and a 0.2 inch nail, make 5 or 6 holes [evenly spaced on the bottom of the can]
  • Hammer out any sharp edges

 

 
 

 

 

 

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