I first came to know about this gorgeous crepe dish from the blog of trio bloggers 3 hungry tummies a few months ago. Its been sitting in the bucket list of things I wanted to try while I was on the serious lookout for the "Roti Jala" Maker. Couldn't find it anywhere in the US, so decided to use Wilton's disposable piping bags with the smallest tip to make these elegant crepes. But the downside is that I had to make the batter a little thick cause even the smallest piping tip was big for dispensing the original runny batter. The other alternative is to use a buttermilk carton(as suggested by Lorraine of "Not Quite Nigella") but I find that challenging when it comes to evenly dispensing the batter. I am yet to try plastic squeeze bottles. But the best and easiest way is to get hold of that Roti Jala Maker. And if you guys get lucky make sure to send one my way. Capisce?
- 1-1/2 Cups Milk
- 1-1/2 Cups Flour and 2-3 tsp more, if needed
- 1 Egg, whisked
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Oil
- Mix the milk, eggs and oil in a small bowl.
- Sift the flour and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the milk-egg-oil mixture in a steady stream to the flour while vigorously mixing using a whisk to evenly incorporate.The batter should look like something in the picture below.
- Pour 2 ladles of batter into a piping bag that has the smallest tip attached to it. Use a cup or tip of the finger to bar the opening of tip to avoid leaks.
- Heat a wide non stick skillet and give a good spray of olive oil. Start making patterns like the one in the picture below.
- Cook for a minute until its light brown on one side. Flip and cook the other side.
- Repeat the procedure until you run out of batter.
- Fold and serve with any side dish of choice Navratan Khurma, Succulent Curried Lamb Stew or Simple Vegetarian Khurma
- The consistency of the batter solely depends on how small/large the dispenser hole is. Feel free to make the batter thinner or thicker if you find it difficult to dispense the batter to the skillet.
- This can also be filled with any savory or sweet stuffing.