Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Roti Jala

Roti Jala is a traditional Malay recipe popular in Singapore & Malaysia. It is also called as net bread or lacy crepes. I found it as an excellent dish for breakfast or dinner. Roti Jala is delicious when served with a chicken or spicy curry.

There is a special mold to use when cooking Roti Jala. However it is like a cup with holes in the bottom. So if you cannot find a Roti Jala mold in your area, there should have many alternatives.

Here is a photo of Roti Jala mold.

It is very easy to cook & can be used as an alternative for rice.

Here is the recipe for Roti Jala, another Malaysian delicacy.

Ingredients (for about 20 nos)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups coconut milk 
Water as needed
1 medium sized egg
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/4tsp salt, 


Mix all the ingredients in bowl
Using a hand whisk stir till it becomes a smooth batter. .

Add water gradually to make the batter smooth

Sift the batter to avoid lumps, and keep aside.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
Fill the Roti Jala mould with batter and quickly move the mould in a way to create a lacy pattern. (However the batter should be smooth enough to pass through the mould. If it is too thick, add some coconut milk & adjust the thickness)

Leave the Roti jala for few seconds until cooked. Cook only one side.

Fold Roti Jala & remove from pan.

Repeat the same procedure with remaining batter.

Serve with a spicy curry.

If you can find a sauce bottle as in this post,it would be a good alternative for Roti Jala Mould.Please check this link.
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  1. This reminds of my initial days in Singapore. I came across this spoon but don't know what to do with it & saw the demo at Tangs .. Impressed by it I brought it but till now never tried..
    Looks yummy and perfect

    1. oh you can try this recipe then...its really easy & tasty

  2. Interesting recipe,thanks for sharing.

  3. interesting recipe...Looks yum and loved the look of it...

  4. wonderful post... Roti jala looks fantastic... the lacy pattern and colour makes it look all the more yummy... :)

  5. YOu have all the right tools to make a wonderful roti jala! =)

  6. WOW.. What an excellent recipe. How do you manage to click such inviting clicks. Awesome.

  7. We dont get this gadget, else i would have already tried this roti jala,lovely platter.

    1. Thanks for the comment,A sauce bottle as in this link would be an alternative for the mould....

  8. New dish...intresting roti jaala....looks yummy...

  9. They look interesting! Wish I had the tools to make them! xx

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  10. Your food is making me so hungry!
    I am a new follower. :)

  11. Hi Amy,
    What a lovely presentation for this very flavorful dish, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. thats a very new dish to me and its a beautiful crepe :-) I guess for those who do not have that mould, we can perhaps add the batter to a piping bag with a small tip and just pipe out the batter rather haphazardly and make the laces ;-)

    Manju Nair
    Email : manjuseatingdelights@gmail.com

  13. Initially I looked at your blog (from blog hop) because you say you follow back. But my gosh! Food looks delicious. You and I are going to get along swimmingly haha! I'm getting so hungry now!
    I'm a new follower yay :D
    Erica xo


  14. A lovely presentation of lacy bread. Nice clicks too. Thanks for viewing my space and for your lovely comments. Glad to follow you back. Keep in touch regularly pls.

  15. Amy,
    So glad you stopped by Chasing Hailey. All your sutff on here looks absolutely yummy. I am your newest follower.

  16. Hello Amy, normally when I prepare for roti jala, I will blend the batter to get smoother and very fine batter. I is easy to 'jala' when we blended it. I am following your blog and list yours in my bloglist. Thanks.

    1. oh thanks a lot for this tip....I will sure try next time.Thanks a lot for joining with my blog...

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  18. interesting...bookmarking this. Thanks for sharing

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