This Malaysian Crepes or Roti Jala is a typical Malaysian crepe or pancake that is serve with any type of curries or rendangs instead of rice. If you cannot find a Jala cup, simply find a plastic cup and poke about 1 to 2 mm holes at the bottom.
4 cups coconut milk
450 grams plain flour (sieved)
1 teaspoon salt
drop of yellow food coloring (optional)
ghee or cooking oil to grease pan
Put flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the center.
Add coloring to coconut milk and pour 1/2 the milk into the flour. Stir well, drawing in flour from the sides.
When mixture is smooth, add rest of the milk. Stir well. Strain batter using a ladle to “push” batter through the strainer. Batter must be neither too thick nor thin.
Heat pan. Brush pan with ghee or cooking oil. Dip Jala Cup into batter and quickly pour batter into pan in circles till a lacy pancake is formed.
While pancake is cooking, dab a little oil over it. Remove from heat as soon as firm.
Bring 2 sides of the crepes or pancakes to meet at the centre. Do the same with the other 2 sides. Fold once more to form a small roll.
Arrange Roti Jala on a plate.