Homemade roti jala

Roti jala (net bread) look like netted crepes made of flour, eggs, coconut cream and a little salt. This crepe which goes very well with curries is not commonly found in Singapore. It is a great substitute for rice and it does not feel heavy for a meal.

We used a plastic gadget, which is a contraption that looks like a cup with five holey spikes where we used to swirl around the pan to make the netted/ lacey pattern. This version, which is also our first try making this crepe had a QQ (springy) feel to it which we liked.

Ingredients (for 4 person):
250g plain flour
1 egg beaten
150ml coconut cream
1 teaspoon salt
400ml water
To color, 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder may be added
Cooking oil for greasing pan

1. Sift flour into a mixing bowl
2. Prepare mixture of coconut cream, egg, water, salt and tumeric powder
3. Stir in mixture into flour and mix well
4. Strain batter through a fine sieve
5. Heat and grease a non stick wide flat pan
6. Fill the plastic mold, in a circular motion, form lacey pattern on the pan
7. Cook for about 10 – 15 seconds and flip over for about 3 seconds
8. Fold the crepe into quarters and line them neatly on your serving plate as you make them


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