Roti jala, also known as lace crepes or net pancakes, is one of the most requested menu items for my cookery lessons and food demos in the UK. The recipe is very similar to basic French crepes, except that it uses fewer eggs. A pinch of turmeric powder is also added for colour. To create the lacy pattern, I use a squeeze sauce bottle with three nozzles. A single nozzle works as well, and you can use your imagination to create any design. In Malaysia, roti jala makers are used. These are basically cups with three to five spouts. Some home cooks may also use their fingers to drizzle the batter. Whichever way these delicious crepes are made, they are best enjoyed with creamy chicken curry.
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