Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Roti Jala, Malaysian 'Net Bread'
Roti jala, literally meaning 'net bread' in Malay, is a popular street snack found all over Malaysia. These lace-like pancakes are normally served with curries, which is a substantial meal on its own. If you don't have one of the pancake makers, an empty can with holes pierced works just as well. They can be made hours in advance, just heat them up in the microwave before serving. I served this with my favourite Malaysian chicken curry - click HERE for the recipe.
1.5 cups of flour, sifted
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
salt to taste
roti jala maker
Place everything in a large bowl and whisk til well combine.
Pass batter through a sift to remove any lumps.
Place batter into the pancake maker and drizzle the batter onto a heated pan.
Leave batter to cook for a minute on medium heat.
Fold into half then quarters.
Serve with a rich curry of your choice.