Roti Jala—means “net bread” literally—is another Malaysian recipe that deserves special introduction on Rasa Malaysia. These lacy and net like pancakes/crepes are very popular during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, where vendors set up temporary stalls selling roti jala to go with various curries offered. Roti Jala is also very popular as an afternoon tea snack. For me, I can eat them anytime of the day as long as I have some curries to go with them. I have always wanted to make Roti Jala, but there is a problem, I didn’t have the mold. Recently I brought one back from home, together with the pie tee mold that I’d blogged about. I got to play with my new roti jala mold yesterday and dished out these fabulous Roti Jala.
Making Roti Jala was a fun exercise. Suffice it to say, the mold was really easy to use; in no time, I finished up the batter and made 12 gorgeous looking lacy lads. No Roti Jala is complete without curries, so I whipped up some chicken curry with an instant curry paste. You can also serve roti jala with sambal udang, or prawn sambal.
Malaysian food is just so varied, compelling, and stimulating—not a single meal is ever boring, bland, or uninteresting. Please check out the roti jala recipe and also a quick chicken curry recipe.