Thursday, August 16, 2012

Roti Jala (net crepes) and Chicken Masala Curry

The other day my daughter requsted me to make Roti Jala, reminded me i have so long did not make this at home, see my very old post here. This time i tried using the Japanese mayo bottle that i won from Love2Cook's giveaway last year..And it create very nice Roti Jala and look exactly like net (jala in Malay). Also i turned her stir-fried chicken masala into chicken masala curry. We love this curry so much, especially my little son Desmond said this curry very spicy but very yummy 又辣又好吃 ( He keep saying hot while eating this curry but his hand non-stop taking chicken,hehehe)..
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I made two types of Roti Jala, one with Japanese mayo bottle and another is the traditional type of mould.

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This Roti Jala recipe was taught by my previous Malay colleague. She taught me using the traditional mould. If use traditional mould, the batter should be more runny and watery, you may add water if the batter not flow smoothly from the holes.


Move the mould in circular motion

This is using Japanese mayo bottle, you can get it from Daiso..


Look exactly like net right? this way need more time to make

While frying the roti jala, i also cooking the curry

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Roti Jala
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*serves 5-6 pax

400g all purpose flour
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440g water
2 large eggs
1/2tsp salt, 1/4tsp turmeric powder
2tbsp cooking oil

1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and use a hand whisk to stir till smooth batter.
2. Sift the batter and set aside for 30mins.
3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat.
4. Fill the Roti Jala mould with batter and quickly move the mould in a circular motion to form a lacy pattern. Leave it for few seconds. If using Japanese mayo bottle, form the batter like a net. Cook only one side.
5. Fold the crepe into quarters or roll and stack up.
6. Repeat the same with rest of the batter.
7. Enjoy with curry.

Chicken Masala Curry
(recipe source: adapted from Love2Cook with minor changes)

Ingredient (A)
600g chicken, cut into bite size
2 tbsp blended paste of 2 garlic, 2 shallots and ½” ginger
1tbsp curry powder (chicken)
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp corriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp fennel powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2tsp salt

Ingredients (B)
1/2 tsp mixed mustard seeds
1 cinnamon stick (small)
2 pcs cardamom
3 pcs cloves
1 pcs star anise (small)
1 onions (small), chopped
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 potato (medium), small cube
300ml water
200ml coconut milk
1tsp salt or to taste
1tsp sugar or to taste

1. Marinate chicken with ingredients (A) for about 30mins.
2. Heat oil in a wok, sauté chopped onions and curry leaves till fragrant.
3. Add in mixed mustard seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves and star anise till aroma.
4. Add in small potato cubes and chicken, mix well. Add in water, cook for 10mins over low flame.
5. Add in coconut milk, continue to cook for 10mins.
6. Add in salt and sugar to taste, mix well and dish out.
7. Serve with Roti Jala or steamed rice. Enjoy!

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my Muslim readers a Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin and drive safely when back hometown with below few photos i took this morning at pasar besar (big wet market) . The atmosphere was so ceria with all peoples doing their marketing for coming Hari Raya big makan (re-union dinner).


  1. hi sonia
    thanks for your wish

    i'm so surprise that you can cook chicken curry. Looks delicious arr ......

    anyhow happy holiday to u ......

  2. 好棒的一餐:)

  3. roti jala配咖哩。。yummy。。 :)

  4. Perfect match for roti jala + masala curry chicken  (^_^)☆

  5. by using japanese mayo bottle, the texture is more neat hor, great, another shopping idea, hahaha!

  6. So cute that you use the mayo bottle! I have that too..which means I can try it! It almost .looks like a mat! Thanks for the recipe, will try to cook this over the weekend or on raya holiday. Happy holiday! :))

  7. you really pandai cooking :)

    i next time also want try to do roti jala liao.. hehe

  8. Hi Sonia, I certainly love this Masala Chicken Curry but I'll have to serve it with rice or Angel Hair Spaghetti. Sure nice.

  9. Let me go to try my luck to see whether it is selling in DAiso Sydney or not! The jap loves mayo so much that they need a 3-hole bottle to fill in the dressing, haha!Your curry looks so delicious there!

  10. Testing, did my previous message go through. Press to quick, didn't pay attention when pressing publish

  11. Specially love your crepe! Simple ingredients but impressive outcome!

  12. You believe, I can chop down 5 pieces of these roti jala. The colour is so nice, you make it so beautiful.

  13. 很棒的一餐!看到我的口水也流下了了。。。

  14. I had been wanting to make roti jala for a long time, but never knew where i could get the mould, now i know that i can also use the mayo bottle, heading rightaway to diaso!
    Chicken curry looks delicious!

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  15. 这真的很好吃,配上美味的咖哩真的。。想到都流口水了。。哈哈哈!

  16. 太好料了。。。。。。可以打包寄过来吗?

  17. Oh I need to make this some time. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It used to be one of my favourite things to eat :)

  18. Slurppppp! Looks so delicious the chicken masala. You gets me go so hungry now. And recently I am so craving for spicy food too.

  19. Your chicken curry looks so yummy! I have never tasted chicken masala before. What's the difference between this chicken curry and normal curry? Does it have a more 'spicier' taste as it requires quite a number of different spices?

  20. Sonia, your roti jala looks so elegant. Loved the way you took the picture of dish on top of the hessian. Great idea and great picture too.

  21. I think I'll be in love with this chicken masala too, multiple of great spices in it!! the fragrance of curry must had filled up ur home, ^^! Must have a try, got2 find the mould 1st!!

  22. 茵茵, yes, it has more spices aroma, like Indian curry.

  23. Tahnks for your wish Sonia... jemput datang beraya di rumah ye he he he ehh..your roti jala & chicken masala membuat I terliur!

  24. Sonia~~
    好聪明呢!!喜欢那个四方形的roti jala。。。

  25. That day when I saw the blog - fromintankitchen use this method to roll roti jala then Jane posted hers n here your beautiful roti jala reminds me again. My list is so ....long already la...

  26. I love the wet market so much Sonia!

  27. Yummy! Since I will be cooking chicken curry today, I will try your roti jala recipe. Thanks!

  28. roti jala我也喜欢,一次过可以吃很多片,嘻嘻!

  29. So soft and delicious roti..Yummy chicken curry tooo..

  30. 哇!这真是绝配啊!

  31. Hi Sonia, love your roti jala and masala chicken both look delicious.
    I like the square net, look so cute.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

  32. hi sonia
    i really like roti jala..yummmy la..good combine wth curry masala:)

  33. This look so delicious.

    I bought the traditional mould for very long time already but have yet to make any roti jala :p

    So which way do u prefer? Traditional or Jap?

  34. Oh, i am eyeing on the roti jala also & thinking whether to do it this coming weekend (hehe..macam want to celebrate Hari Raya also)!

  35. wow, your roti jala looks really nice, I got the same bottle but havent tried..apparently can make dual colours too! hope you also enjoy the raya period..with cookies and cakes!

  36. ohh...your roti jala reminds me of the happy times we had in KL ^o^
    I loves masala chicken curry too ...hehehe! Happy holiday to you ;)

  37. sonia, thanks for giving me idea how to make roti jala without the actual mould!

  38. Your curry dish is making me drool....I wish I could have this for lunch right now! Great job with the mayo bottle...the roti jala looks really cute!

  39. roti jala is one of my favourite Malay food!

  40. The design on your roti jala looks perfect. Now I wish I am having this for lunch after reading your posting. The curry looks so rich and its perfect for a rainy day as today.

  41. I feel hungry now~~~ today feel so relax because is school holiday can sleep a bit late in the morning...haha!! Hope you enjoy your Raya and school holidays!

  42. I bought the mold many moons ago and I have not get to making this yet. Yours looks lovely. Happy Holidays to you Sonia. Miss you this time on the bloggers meet. Hope to see you soon.

  43. I love this net crepes!!! I've never had it or even seen it before so it was fun seeing how you cook it. Your curry looks so good. Do you dip this crepe or pour over crepes and eat it? Either way...I'm hungry looking at this dish and I have to go to bed hungry...

  44. Angel, both way i also like, use mayo bottle, texture is slighly Q and traditional mould, texture slightly soft..If you are rushing suggest you to use tradtional mould which is faster whereast mayo bottle, you have to draw the lines few times.

  45. Both roti jala resulted from 2 types of moulds were stunning.

  46. Wow, you gave the roti jala a new look for Hari Raya! Your curry looks great too. Roti Jala and curry, something I would luv anytime of the day, simply delish!

  47. Very creative , Sonia ! That crepes look fantastic ! And with that masala curry , I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks !

  48. These are the coolest crepes I have ever seen. I love that shape!

  49. Such a coincidence!! As I was cooking a Thai style chicken curry this week!! Yours look so original and yummy. I love your net - crepes as well, I could just eat that all day ~~

  50. Yooo....wish I can have some right away. I'm just too tired to cook. Btw, I'm taking a few days off. haha.... Ponteng~lah! So that I have time to blog.
    Anyway, hope you're having a great time, Sonia.

  51. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesAugust 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    I've never heard of roti jala. Very interesting ! Looks yummy yummy: )

  52. Next time go Daiso see if I can find the mayo bottle. My mum likes to eat roti jala.

  53. Your net crepes are so incredible and totally creative, and your curry is so delicious!

    Also missed your most amazing cake with the rose petals...gorgeous and absolutely divine! Such a special birthday cake for your sweet daughter! xo

  54. Hi Sonia,
    Roti jala with Masala chicken curry sound so so yummy.
    I like both ways of making the roti jala. You are so pandai. Two different ways of making roti jala, does the way of making the roti jala gives different texture?
    Sonia, wishing you and family have a great holiday.

  55. My all time favourite!! Roti Jala and chicken curry is the best combo ever!I hope to make them someday just like you..

  56. Hi Sonia, your roti jala make me recall long long time ago wanted to do but can't find the recipe. Thanks for sharing

  57. you make this look so easy Sonia!! and I love how the curry chicken- spices no need to blend!!

  58. nice crepes with the japanese mayo bottle, at first i thought you hv a special tech of folding them..haha!

  59. This looks absolutely drool-worthy :p~

  60. wow! that's a very clever way of using the japanese mayo bottle! I shall replicate your method of making roti jala soon! :)

  61. This looks absolutely divine! Can't wait to try them!

  62. 這是馬來點心嗎?第一次看到!!

  63. Owh no Soniaaaaaa! It's almost supper there anything left???

    Wow good to see the mayo bottle...hehehe. It's much easier to make the net right? Reminded me that I've not made roti jala for sometime. And how wonderful you turned the masala to curry...hehe actually not much difference. Your version is simply mouthwatering!

    Thank you so much for using the recipe and really loved the way you described your son...haha! Same with my son too...always complain spicy but never stop picking the meats.

    Wish you all a happy holidays!

  64. Holy moly, this looks fantastic! I love the net crepes, so gorgeous!

  65. OK, I have to have the bottle, sooo cute! Very creative and curry looks great!

  66. Thanks for the recipe.Roti Jala came out well & was delicious!!

  67. This looks absolutely drool-worthy :p~

  68. Thanks for sharing the recipe Sonia. I made this today and have posted your link on my blog. Tastes good. I halved the quantity of the ingredients to test.

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  70. Hi there,

    Any difference if i subsitute the milk with coconut milk? Will it taste better?

  71. And also, for the Chicken Masala Curry, to make it less spicy, should i omit the chilli powder? My hubby can't take spicy.

  72. Jessica, should be ok to replace milk with coconut milk, but I still prefer milk since curry already cooked with coconut milk.
    You may reduce to 1 tsp but not to omit the chili powder ..


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