Sunday, 30 December 2012

Blue Pea Roti Jala Recipe (step by step photos)

Roti Jala is a Malaysian style crepe. This crepe is made from flour, milk, water,  butter, eggs, salt and turmeric for coloring. The name Roti Jala is derived from two Malay words; 'Roti'  and 'Jala'. In Malay language the word 'Roti' means bread and 'Jala' means net. So the name roti jala is refer to the crepes that made in net shape. Today I want to share a recipe of Roti Jala that uses blue pea juice for coloring instead of turmeric.

  • 3 cup wheat flour 
  • 1 cup fresh milk 
  • 2 cup blue pea juice 
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 


1. In a large mixing bowl. Whisk together flour, fresh milk, butter,
    eggs, salt and half of the blue pea juice until well combined and
    salt is dissolved. Gradually add in the remaining blue pea juice, 
    stirring to combine. Strain the batter. Pour the batter into a
    large plastic ziploc bag or Roti Jala mold. Set aside. 

2. Heat a non stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Snip off a 
    corner of the plastic bag. Quickly make a circular movement 
    from outer part of the pan to inside of the pan, then make a
    zigzag movement from left to right and zigzag up to down. 

3. Cook until set, turn over onto a plate. Fold the left side to the 
    center. Then, fold the right side over the left and roll up to 
    form a roll shape or fold the crepe in half, then in half again
    to form triangle shape. Continue with the remainder of the 

4. Serve with chicken or beef curry.