Roti Jala, meaning “Net Bread”, is a popular Malay dish that is usually served with curry dishes especially chicken curry. It gotten the name “Jala” from the netlike pattern due to the way it is made using a roti jala mould. In this recipe, we are going to teach you how to DIY a mould from a water bottle.
In conjunction with the Malaysia National Day, we made a 4-colour edition – Red, White, Yellow and Blue, representing the colours of the Malaysian flag.
for 5 to 6 servings
240 g (2 cups) flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
250 ml (1 cup) water
250 ml (1 cup) coconut milk
1 plastic water bottle with cap
A sharp pointed knife
In a mixing bowl, sieve flour, salt and turmeric powder. Whisk in egg, water and coconut milk until smooth. Sieve batter to remove clumps.
Poke 3 holes in the bottle cap. Fill bottle with batter.
Lightly grease a non-stick pan over medium heat.
Working quickly, drizzle batter in a circular motion to form a netlike “jala” pattern.
Do not flip but watch closely so it’s doesn’t burn. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the edges are lifted.