Saturday, August 15, 2009

Roti Jala (Lacy Pancake)

Last week I cooked some rendang chicken(dry curry chicken).Most of the time I just eat with white rice or roti canai(Paratha).It's been years I didn't try any roti jala and would love to dip roti jala with rendang chicken.Roti Jala literally translate to Malay as "Net Bread" or "Lacy Pancake".Too bad I don't have the mould but I do have plenty of dry measurement cup. Actually I never see any original roti jala mould before but I guess I can use measurement cup as the mould,right? So I request hubby to use his drill bits to drill few holes on the cup for me.Yoo..wooo!! it's work but not perfect .I wonder why the pancake lace doesn't turn out to be the same lace pancake I recalled .Then I "google " roti jala mould image and found the mould bottom have few funnels!!*sigh* well..for now this mould will do until I have the chance to get the real roti jala mould when I go back to Malaysia.

150 gm all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs,beaten
300 ml coconut milk
2 tbsp oil for brushing
2 drops yellow food coloring or 2 tbsp turmeric powder
1:Combine flour,salt,eggs,coloring or turmeric powder and coconut milk in large bowl,use whisk to beat or mix the ingredients well and smooth.Sieve the batter well into another bowl.
2:Heat non-stick omelet pan,about 8 inch at low heat.Brush the pan lightly with some oil .Dish a ladleful of batter into the roti jala cup and in a circular motion,form a thin lacy pattern or perforated appearance crepe in the pan..
3:Cook until set or lightly golden pale color,no need to cook the other side.If the standing batters is thick add few tablespoons water if necessary.Remove and fold each pancake into quarter or roll up.Serve warm with curry or rendang.
roti jala with rendang chicken
bottom of measurement cup after drilled


Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes, your roti jala is too thick. Go buy the plastic roti jala mold, only RM$1, cheap, cheap. I am "teruk", have the mold for years but never make it. :P

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

agreed with you, the skin just too thick, you must use the correct mold, I have one, only cost RM1, I made once only, thinking to do it again.

ICook4Fun said...

There is another way you can make roti jala without the mold. You can use the plastic bottle where those professional chef used to put sauce on the serving plate. Fill it up with the batter and drizzle it all over you non stick pan. Hope this help.

My Asian Kitchen said...

yes the texture is very thick..I forget to get the mould when I was back in Kl last year..I saw some ppls sell online at ebay but very expensive!! promise myself I better remember to get the mould next year when I'm back there again..

yes,this mould is not the right mould but I thought give it a try..*sigh* must remember to get one when I back again at KL..

oh yes,you 're right!! I can use chili or tomato bottle like the one display on chinese restaurant customer table!! thanks for your wonderful idea!!

tigerfish said...

I can't remember if I have eaten Roti Jala before! :O

Angie's Recipes said...

I haven't had those before...they look good, much like Chinese onion pancakes.

Angie's Recipes

pigpigscorner said...

Maybe less holes? I saw my friend did it once and turned out great without the proper mould.

noobcook said...

I've never eaten this b4 :P Must look for it next time.

petite nyonya said...

Haha, that's very clever to drill holes on plastic cup. Anything for good Msian food right?! :D

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