-,-`--ivy--`-,-

roti jala and coconut chicken curry . chocolate(!) roti jala

roti jala and coconut chicken curry

February 2012

These wonderful Roti Jala were made following a recipe in "Flatbreads and Flavors" by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford. We made a coconut chicken curry that was very loosely based on their recipe for Gulai Ayam.

roti jala - February 2012

There are roti jala dispensers available for sale in Malaysia (and perhaps in Toronto as well) but it is easy to improvise. Here are the dispensers we tried with varying success. The squeeze bottle gave, by far, the best results for us. (edit March 2012: Please see the roti jala we made using an actual Malaysian roti jala mould))

roti jala - February 2012

The batter is put on in a steady circular stream to mimic lace. It is cooked until some gold shows, then turned and cooked on the other side. Judging from roti jala we saw on the internet, we like our roti jala more golden and crispy than some people.

roti jala - February 2012roti jala - February 2012
roti jala - February 2012

We were so excited that we made a video.


Slow load or no load? Please go directly to the video

Once the roti jala are cool, they can be safely stacked without fear of them sticking together. They can be made in advance.

roti jala - February 2012

Just before serving, each roti jala is reheated on the tava, folded in half and then into a cone shape to show off the lacy effect..

roti jala - February 2012

roti jala and coconut chicken curry

roti jala - February 2012

to blog from OUR kitchen:
Coconut Milk Shroves and Coconut Chicken Curry (BTFF) <<- includes recipe for roti jala ~ A Surprise Package from Malaysia: What is it?!

We were using a library copy of "Flatbreads and Flavors" by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford. We were so amazed by the book that we ordered our own copy. How thrilling it was that it arrived on the day the library copy was due!

Flatbreads and Flavors - February 2012

 
  
 

Roti Jala and coconut chicken curry

roti jala - February 2012









Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License