Malaysian Roti Jala

It’s the 1st time I tried n tasted!!! ‘Jala’ means net… A crepe with net type of texture is known as ‘Jala Roti’ in Malaysia :)

A few days back when I was surfing through blogosphere, read about this roti somewhere! & bookmarked that page to try it out later… Last evening, I was going to make brown lentils stew with steamed rice only. But that was a quick one! I found myself totally free in 15-20 mins… Still wanted to make something for experiment or may be something to have with a warm lentils stew!

After too much of mind-currying, I remembered this roti :) Got a cup of plain flour, broke one egg n found a good zip-lock bag for a quick try! Result was clearly visible on hubby’s face… :P He ate these rotis before tasting stew or rice!!! In a way, it’s good to know that experiment was super-successful :P

jala roti

Makes: 10


1 cup Plain Flour
1 Egg
1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt, to taste
Milk, as required


– Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl.

– Make a thin batter by adding milk as required. Batter should be of pouring consistency.

– Fill this batter in a squeezer bottle (I didn’t have jala special bottle, so I used regular one).

– Brush a few drops of oil on flat-griddle.

– Pour the batter in circular motion to make net pattern on the griddle.

– Cook it for approx 35-40 seconds and flip it around. Cook it for 15 secs this time.

– Transfer them to a serving plate and serve hot!


– Can be served as a part of breakfast or side with any curry!
– To serve it with a scoop of ice-cream in dessert, you can add 1/2 tsp of cococa powder and 2 tsp Caster sugar in batter :)