Roti Jala Recipe (“Net Bread”), an alternative to rice, is an excellent accompaniment to rich gravy dishes such as mutton curry or sambal tumis.
Roti Jala is a traditional Malay recipe traditionally ladled into a roti jala mold, a contraption that looks very much like a measuring cup with holes poked in the bottom.
It is made with flour, milk and an egg that is grilled with a non-stick pan to cook.
This recipe is so easy to make which i would you recommend to try this at home!
Recipe for Roti Jala
Ingredients (20-30 crepes):
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 cup water
- 1 pkt instant coconut milk powder or 2cups coconut milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- Mix (or using an electric mixer briefly at the end to get rid of lumps) to a consistency batter and put into a cup with few holes at the bottom, or a mustard bottle. If you have the “roti jala” mould, would be great.
- Set a heavy-based frying pan on low-medium heat and grease with oil.
- Swirl around on a heated grill or non stick pan like a thin pancake.
- Wait for the batter to set about 20-30 seconds.
- Cook only one side.
- Fold the crepe into quarters or roll and stack up.
- Repeat all of the above steps, adding oil to the pan each time until the batter is used up.
- Serve roti jala with hot curry or sambal tumis.