Preparation time

20 Minutes

Cooking time

30 Minutes

Serves

8

Malaysia's version of a crepe and trust us, you are going to want to try this!

Embed

Rita explains how to make her family version of Roti Kirai, also known as Roti Jala.

Ingredients

1
teaspoon
Yellow Food Colouring
3
Pandan Leaves
, tied into a knot to be used as a brush
1
tablespoon
Ghee
, for brushing
500
grams
Plan (all-purpose) Flour
2
Eggs
, beaten
1
Litre + 4 tablespoons
Water
1
tablespoon
Rice Flour
200
millilitres
Evaporated Milk
1
teaspoon
Salt
, or to taste
Vegetable Oil
, as needed
6
Red Chillies
3
cloves
Garlic
, peeled and chopped
100
grams
Raw Peanuts
, skinned
1
centimetre (1/2 inch)
knob of Ginger
, peeled and sliced
1
tablespoon
Sugar
2
tablespoons
Tomato Ketchup
Lettuce
, as desired
Hard-Boiled Eggs
, as desired
Tomatoes
, as desired
Salt
, to taste

Directions

Prepare crepe batter. Combine all ingredients in an electric blender.
Test that batter is the right consistency using roti kirai mould.
It should flow easily, if it is too thick adjust with some water. Mix well.
Sift batter to remove any lumps.
Add yellow food colouring and stir well until mixture is evenly coloured.
Let batter stand for 5 minutes before using.
Heat a large frying pan and coat lightly with ghee using pandan brush.
Scoop batter using roti kirai mould and form crepes by moving mould over a pan in a circular motion.
When crepe is lightly set, brush lightly with ghee.
Fold crepe into a wedge and set aside on a serving plate.
Repeat until batter is used up.
Prepare chilli sauce. Heat some oil in a frying pan.
Fry peanuts until lightly browned.
Drain well and leave to cool.
Using a food chopper, grind cooled fried peanuts coarsely.
Place other ingredients except tomato ketchup for chilli sauce.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry peanuts until lightly browned.
Drain well and leave to cool.
Using a food chopper, grind cooled fried peanuts coarsely.
Place other ingredients except tomato ketchup for chilli sauce in a blender and process.
Transfer to a bowl and mix well with ground peanuts.
Gently stir in tomato sauce until sauce is well combined.
Serve roti kirai and kari ayam Malayu (Malay Chicken Curry), lettuce, tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs and chilli sauce on the side.

My Watchlist

To create a watch list please or register.