Roti Jala (Net pancake)

This is a blog post on how to make roti Jala (net pancake) at home. Roti Jala (also known as a net pancake) is a Malaysian pancake that is commonly served with curries like beef rendang. Instead of rice serve roti Jala instead with curries.

This recipe uses a few basic pancake batter ingredients. It can be made with semi-skimmed milk and water instead of coconut drink. I use Alpro coconut drink instead of coconut milk as it has a lot fewer calories. In comparison to light coconut milk. Of course, the coconut taste would be as strong but it has much lower calories. It is also a great way to use up the carton of Alpro coconut drink. As it comes in a 1-liter pack.

Roti Jala (Net pancake)

Roti Jala (Net pancake) mould

For the mold, I use a mold that I got from the baking frenzy and got it delivered all the way here to the UK. It is possible to use a squeeze sauce bottle instead. Whatever mold you choose to use make sure that that batter can pass thru the holes easily and it will not get block up. Once it blocks up the batter will not flow out easily and this will just be dots instead of a nice net pancake pattern. Adjust the batter in the bowl before cooking. Also, always test the flow before cooking on the frying pan. Make sure the batter will flow easily if not add more water to make the batter flow easily.

Roti jala
Roti jala cooking on a frying pan

I also use an on-stick pan to help to cook the pancake as the pancake just lifts off easily once it is cooked. Serve warm with curries. It will go with most curries.

Thank you for dropping by. Do have a look at other curry recipes like Kerala egg curry and lamb shank curry. There is also other types of pancake recipe like string hoppers recipe also known as putu mayam.

Roti Jala

How to make net pancake at home

  • non stick frying pan
  • roti jala mould or sauce bottle
  • 1 large egg
  • 100 grams plain flour
  • 200 mls coconut drink
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  1. Mix the batter together all except the cooking oil. Use a sieve to sieve out the lumps. Then heat up a frying pan in medium to low heat. Then spread the roti jala batter. Fry till it is cook. the seen when it becomes like a pancake or crepe-like texture. Serve with curry while it is warm.

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Roti Jala Malaysian net pancake recipe made from scratch

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