Malaysian Lacy Pancakes - Roti Jala
The name Roti Jala is derived from the Malay word 'Roti' (Bread) and 'Jala' (Net). It is usually eaten with a spicy curry. The Chettiar community has strong links to Malaysia, Singapore, Burma and Sri Lanka. One is sure to notice similarity in the cuisine of
1¾ cup Plain Flour
1¼ cup Coconut Milk
1 cup Water
½ tsp Salt
¾ tsp Turmeric Pd
4 tsp Oil
½ tsp Baking Powder
Take flour, turmeric powder and salt in a basin. Mix thoroughly.
Mix in the milk, oil and water to get a runny batter. Whisk for a minute.
Add baking powder and mix well. Strain to dissolve lumps.
Rest for 5 minutes.
You need to use a Roti-Jala mould to make this lacy pancake. It is a special ladle/cup with 5 holes (like a squeezy sauce bottle) at the bottom.
Heat a pan and spray with oil. Fill the mould and scribble circles all over the pan, overlapping one other.
Allow to cook and fold pancakes into 4.
Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with a spicy curry.
My son wanted it sweet. So, here it is with stewed fruits.
Delicious – both ways.
I feel very happy to have been able to participate @ Vegan Malaysian; Vaishali's event.