Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

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Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

  Roti Jala – translated, means Net Bread – These thin lacy quick and easy pancakes are very easy to make. They are served with a good Malaysian Chicken or Vegetable curry.

You will need the Roti Jala Funnel to make these, or you can make holes in a plastic cup and use this as a make shift. Some  make this with plain flour only – I prefer to use half rice flour and half plain flour. Very light and soft with a coco – nutty aroma. Great served with Chicken Curry Kapitan or Other Malaysian Chicken Curry. (Recipe for Malaysian Chicken Curry).

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Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

Recipe Type: Breads & Breakfast
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time: 10 – 15
Total time: 20
Serves: 5- 6


  • 120 gms rice flour, sifted (about a cup)
  • 120 gms plain flour, sifted (about a cup)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 625 ml coconut milk – not too thick
  • oil for greasing



  •  Sift the rice flour and plain flour (or only plain flour is that’s what you prefer) into a large bowl.
  • roti jala recipe - flours
  • Whisk the eggs well with salt.
  • roti jala recipe - whisked egg and coconut milk
  • Pour the coconut milk into the eggs and whisk well again.
  • roti jala recipe - pour milk into egg
  • Add this to the flour and whisk till absolutely smooth and no lumps are left. (You can use a handheld blender or whisk for perfect batter or whisk thoroughly by hand).
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  • Heat a non stick pan and lightly grease with oil.
  • roti jala recipe - grease non stick pan
  • Dip the ‘Roti Jala’ mould or something similar into the batter. Quickly pour into the heated pan, swirling all across the pan in a swift motion to create a circle net over the entire pan. Do not allow batter to be concentrated in one area. It must be evenly and thinly distributed.
  • dip mould roti jala recipe - pour batter
  • Leave undisturbed on medium heat for 30 seconds or longer if you like them more golden.
  • roti jala recipe - swirl into pancake
  • The ‘Roti Jala’ does not require to be cooked on the other side.
  • When cooked and golden to desire, fold over in half, and then again in half so that you have a triangular shape.
  • roti jala recipe - fold over roti jala recipe - fold over again
  • Serve immediately with curry.


Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

Try it and let us know – Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes .

  • If you  pour in the batter thicker, ie heavier ‘Net/lace’,  you will get a thicker Roti Jala. We prefer them thinner
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One thought on “Roti Jala – Easy Malaysian Lacy Pancakes

  1. Thats really interesting.. , i think in india also we do have something of this kind, but dont know the exact name of it. i feel it is something sweet

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