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Roti Jala (Net Bread)

Eating this with curry is like the best thing ever.
Cuisine: local
Keyword: accompaniment, curry chicken, net bread, roti jala


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water (you might need a little more depending on the consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil optional


  • Sieve the flour into a deep bowl.
  • Add all the other ingredients.
  • Whisk till you have a runny batter consistency. Strain the batter to remove any lumps.
  • Test with the roti jala funnel. You want a batter that is runny enough to just flow freely through the holes of the funnel. If it's not coming out as smooth and in little drips, add a little more water till you have your consistency.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan till it's rather hot but not smoking.
  • Use a piece of kitchen paper, fold it up into several layers. Dip the corner into oil and lightly wipe the surface of the pan. (When I use my good non-stick pan, I don't even bother about this step)
  • Scoop the batter into the funnel, and let it flow into the pan making several circular motions.
  • I like a roti jala that has wide holes in the middle but some people prefer more batter and little holes.
  • Let it cook for about 5 seconds. Do not flip it over, take it out of the pan onto a plate and roll it into a cylinder or some like to fold it into a triangle. Your choice.
  • Eat with chicken curry.