Ramadan season comfort food

First and foremost, here’s a shout-out to Keith Tummyrub who’s resting at home on medical leave – GET WELL SOON, buddy!

‘Tis the season when foodies like me go crazy with traditional Malay food – no, not just the delectable street food like ayam percik, dendeng and ramly burgers but also some of the more traditional dishes, like Roti Jala with curry.

I started craving Roti Jala this morning and as luck would have it, I chanced upon a great site – rasamalaysia.com with what looks like a great recipe that I can’t wait to try when the hubs gets back from BKK!

Here’s the recipe, off rasamalaysia – YUM!


Recipe: Roti Jala “Net Bread” or Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour (1/2 lb)
1 1/2 cup low fat milk
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon oil Ghee or butter (to grease the pan)

Method:

  1. Sieve the flour and set aside.
  2. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients well together (except the oil) and strain the batter.
  3. Add in 1/2 tablespoon of oil and set aside.
  4. Heat up a pan with medium heat and grease it with some butter or ghee.
  5. Pour some batter into the mold and transfer the mold to the pan.
  6. As the batter flows through the holes of the mold, make circular rounds around the pan to form the netty patterns. (Refer to the video above.)
  7. After the top is set and done or when the bottom turns light brown, transfer the Roti Jala out and fold it into triangle shape.
  8. Arrange a few Roti Jala on a serving plate and add some curry chicken on the side and serve immediately.

Recipe: Malaysian Curry Chicken

Ingredients:

1 boneless/skinless chicken breast meat (cut into small cubes)
3 tablespoons InstantMeat Curry Paste
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1 shallot (diced) 1 tablespoon oil

Method:

  1. Heat up a small pot and add in the oil.
  2. Saute the diced shallots until light brown.
  3. Add in the curry paste.
  4. When it smells aromatic, add in the chicken meat and do a few quick stirs.
  5. Add in the water and let it boil.
  6. Lower the heat and simmer the curry for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Add in the coconut milk and serve hot.
Comments
12 Responses to “Ramadan season comfort food”
  1. kopibren says:

    how delish does this look?! I found a very good malaysian food place here – very good lemak. Must try the rendang…

    We’ve successfully made satay and penang char kuay teow at home!

  2. kopibren says:

    how delish does this look?! I found a very good malaysian food place here – very good lemak. Must try the rendang…

    We’ve successfully made satay and penang char kuay teow at home!

  3. kopibren says:

    how delish does this look?! I found a very good malaysian food place here – very good lemak. Must try the rendang…

    We’ve successfully made satay and penang char kuay teow at home!

  4. kopibren says:

    how delish does this look?! I found a very good malaysian food place here – very good lemak. Must try the rendang…

    We’ve successfully made satay and penang char kuay teow at home!

  5. Pls share those recipes! we’d love to post them! email us at delicious.juicy@gmail.com….

  6. Pls share those recipes! we’d love to post them! email us at delicious.juicy@gmail.com….

  7. Anonymous says:

    Keith Tummyrub

    Keith recovering very nicely and getting quite hungry! See you tomorrow!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Keith Tummyrub

    Keith recovering very nicely and getting quite hungry! See you tomorrow!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Keith Tummyrub

    Keith recovering very nicely and getting quite hungry! See you tomorrow!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Keith Tummyrub

    Keith recovering very nicely and getting quite hungry! See you tomorrow!

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