Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Malaysian Lacey Crepe/Net Bread "Roti Jala"

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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?
Ingredients(For 12 Lacey Crepes):
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. wow, that looks so cute, perfectly done without mould, great effort cool

  2. It looks like a napkin Lassie. Absolutely gorgeous and love all the clicks...

  3. Wow!!! These lacey crepes look so beautiful and attractive. Bookmarked!

  4. wow this is very different to any roti I have seen will definately try it out.

  5. wow, fantastic crepes...looks like cousin sisier of rava dosai no ?

  6. whoa !!! that does sound tricky but looks sooooooooooo beautiful to even eat, a masterpiece :)

  7. this looks like a piece of art! very nice!!

  8. Lacey crepe ,the name is so befetting. I saw the thumb nail picture in the reading pane and thought you were probably reviewing some lacey napkin*smiles*This is sure to be a piece of conversation around the food table,keep it up!!!

  9. My god this is gorgeous! I almost wouldn't want to eat it, it's so pretty!

  10. its really beautifully done...even plastic squeeze bottle r hard for me to use...tried for jalebi....not as easy....
    ur idea for plastic bag with is probably better!.....
    looks very nice tho...must taste good too!!:)

  11. That is so cool that you did that! I saw this on 3HT too. I am glad that I can't get your tips on how to make it! hehe! Nice job, it turned out beautiful!

  12. Seen it in a TV show but never made it.Its very famous in Malaysia......... Must give a try

  13. Hey, lovely roti jala ya! ;)

    I too make them quite often. Goes very well with chicken curry/kurma/sardine curry as well! :D

    U made it really well! :D

  14. looks seriously beautiful...gorgeous lacy pancakes..

  15. This looks very interesting and appealing :) will give it a try :)

  16. Oh this is so pretty! at first I thought it was a snowflake.. ha ha! Looks great!

  17. Wow, seems to be a great breakfast option too.

  18. Omg, i though u bought the mould, thats really brilliant to use piping bag, thanks for sharing, now i dont have any excuse to try this roti jala..

  19. Kya prep hai! Loved the look of it.... Achcha jaal bichaayi ho.... hum tho phas gaye usme... It is so mind boggling... Commendable efforts!


  20. wow......u hav patienceto do this dear......kudos


  22. i will so screw up the procedure if i try tht..seriously..can vouch for as clumsy as anyone can get with reg to things like this:)
    ive tried the sweet version somewhere..can rem though.

  23. Am very much looking fwd to try this, sounds challenging Man this is Brilliant CL :)

  24. Oh yeah, I have tried it number of never turned out perfect for me:( This luks great.

  25. That is so creative I almost think of it as a cool invention in making flat bread!

    US Masala

  26. Dear Lassie, I had read this post at the three hungry tummies and had thought of making a plastic cone, but never dared to make it. These look so delicate, a beautiful attempt.


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