Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Roti Jala aka Lace Pancake....

Yesterday a friend call me up to ask about the making of Roti Jala which in Malay is translated as net bread. It does not look anything like a bread to me but a lacy pancake is more precise the correct word. It has to be eaten with a curry sauce and so I made some Curry Kapitan to go with it. Here is the recipe to share of the Roti Jala.

Roti Jala cup with five funnels........


2 cups or 240g flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs, lightly beaten

120 ml or 1/2 cup thick coconut milk

2 cups or 500 ml water

a pinch of tumeric for colouring


The batter that is mix til smooth.........

Sift flour into a bowl and add salt and tumeric powder. Combine coconut milk with water. Gradually stir in beaten eggs and coconut milk into flour and beat til batter is smooth. Strain batter to get rid of lumps.

Cooking roti jala in non stick pan............

Grease and heat a non stick pan over low heat. Put a ladleful of batter into roti jala cup and move it in circular motion over pan so that pancake will have a lacy pattern. Cook til set. Fold it into two or fold once and roll up. Serve it with any curry of your choice.