Heirloom Dish – Roti Jala

In this episode we learn about Roti Jala and curry chicken, both traditional Malay food. They are also Kamal’s favourite festive food since childhood, rekindling memories of joy and innocence. Inheriting this recipe from his mother, Kamal hopes to share the same happiness to everyone and pass it to the next generation and beyond.

Roti Jala
Roti Jala (also known as Roti Kirai or Roti Renjis, or “lace pancake” in English), literally meaning “Net Bread”, is a popular Malay tea time snack served with curry dishes which can be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.[1] The roti jala is a pretty dish that looks like a lace doily due to the way it is made. This is a very traditional Malay dish that is usually homemade and served at events such as weddings and festivals. It is usually eaten in sets of three to four pieces with curries, especially chicken curry, as a substitute to rice

Article from: wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roti_jala

History of Roti Jala
The Malays, being originally fishermen and living by the sea, find inspiration for the snack from the nets they used for fishing, thus the name. It is also called Roti Renjis, which means “Rinsed Bread”, because of the original way it was made, which was by hand, in which the ingredient would be ‘rinsed’ onto the pan to be cooked. Roti Kirai is another name in which ‘kirai’ refers to the circular motion of the hand when pouring the ingredient from a condensed milk can with tiny holes poked through it.

Servings: 3 person 

300 gm Plain Flour
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric (alternatively Egg Yellow colouring)
2 eggs
Coconut Milk 3 oz
1 cup of water Pandan leaves (use this for greasing the flat pan with oil)
3 pc Cardamom
3 pc Star Anise
2 pc Cinnamon
3pc Cloves
500gm Chicken Thigh
4-5 tablespoon Curry Powder,
2 tablespoon Chilli Powder
2 tablespoon Chilli Paste,
3 cloves Garlic
5 bulbs Shallots
1 bulb Onion
1 thumb Ginger
8-10 Curry Leaves Coconut Milk,
1 tablespoon of salt
1/2 tablespoon of Sugar
some cooking oil


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