Friday, January 6, 2012

My Colourful Checked Roti Jala and Chicken Curry

Roti Jala–means “net bread”. It is one of the famous Malaysian food that goes along with curry, kuzi, rendang, sambal and durian-based gravy. It is quite similar to pancake or crepe, only that it looks like "net".  After several trials, I found that it is not easy to make Roti Jala.  Luckily, I found this "Incredible Bottle" for the mayonnaise while browsing the internet. Now,  I can serve my family and friends the "Roti Jala" ...Yahoo !! 

Credit goes to Kak Hanisah Ogawa..who is the first one to use this bottle. Because of her creativity..I have been successful in making my own Roti Jala. 

The recipe is as listed below (by courtesy of a friend, Kak Aini Zakri) - Arigatou Gozaimasu for the simple yet successful recipe.


2 cups of flour
1 cup of water
1 cup of milk 
1 egg
2 or 3 tbs of oil
Pinch of salt
Turmeric or yellow coloring 
(in making mine, yesterday....I chose pink and sky blue)
Note - (do adjust according to your fancy if needed)


Mix all the above and BLEND them together in a food processor.
Sieve them and begin the "Jala" using the RJ traditional mould although in my case I used the Mayonnaise Bottle instead. 
Grease your non-stick pan with some ghee mixed with oil - it's better to use the pandan leaves to capture the nice aroma of the pandan or you can use the pastry brush.
Here the adventure begins:-
Start making the "Jala" with a small fire. Although you may find it sticking to the pan for the first 2 or 3 pieces,  the pieces following these will get better after that.
Let them cook with slow fire and once they are done, take them out carefully and fold or roll them according to your liking. 
You do not need to turn it over. 
Just repeat the above steps until the batter is finished.

Tips - You must use "good quality" non-sticking pan for this and do not mix the pan for daily use. 

The video from YouTube by Kak Hanisah Ogawa might help you with your questions on how to use the bottle

The Colorful Checked Pink and Turquoise Roti Jala - Property of JunkoRhyme©


Happy Trying and Sharing is Caring  ( ◜◡‾)(‾◡◝ )..