ROTI JALA - MALAYSIAN LACE CREPES



These are my favourite. They look like lace crepes. Don't they??? So pretty! They taste as fantastic as they look.....best eaten with this Nonya Curry Chicken. This dish is usually made during Eid in most Malaysian homes. You can also find it at the 'Pasar Ramadhan'(food stalls put up during ifthar during the month of ramadhan)


Its actually pretty easy to make the batter. The troublesome part is making these one by one on the pan! Its just time consuming. but totally worth it! Very impressive too! Don't forget to serve it with this curry chicken recipe.

Excited what Malaysian dish is coming up tomorrow???Its..............Its....................Nah! I'll keep you guessing till tomorrow :)



Now on to the recipe.............

This recipe makes about 26 individual crepes. but since your folding two together, they make 13 pieces.

INGREDIENTS:
All purpose flour, sifted - 2 cups
Egg, lightly beaten - 1
Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Fennel powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil for greasing.

You will need a plastic squeezy bottle with 1 -3 tiny holes like in the picture below. With more holes you can finish the work faster :) but if you are a beginner, its easier with one hole.


PROCESS:
  • Put the sifted flour in a big bowl. Add the beaten egg,coconut milk, water, fennel powder, asafoetida and salt. whisk well till no lumps are formed.
  • You can even use a blender to evenly mix the ingredients together.
  • Then strain the batter, So that your sure of no lumps. (this step is very important)
  • Pour the batter into the squeezy bottle and keep ready.
  • Take a non stick flat pan. Grease it and wipe clean with a tissue.
  • Now using the squeezy bottle, make squirly whirly designs on the pan. Just slightly squeeze the bottle as you go, to ensure even thickness of the crepes. Put a few drops of oil. Once it starts to change colour slightly turn it around. Another few seconds on this side and then remove from the pan. (video below for easy understanding)
  • Put 2 jalars together and then fold.
  • Ta- daaa................beautiful!

Sending this as an entry for regional cuisines of a country. (Malaysia).
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