Easy Roti Jala Recipe: Make This Fluffy Net Crepe For A Yummy Teatime Treat At Home


Ili •  Mar 09, 2021

Simple, convenient and tasty - that’s the beauty of roti jala ? Typically paired with chicken curry, this snack makes for a delicious iftar treat or even part of your sahur meal. And with just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up a whole plate of roti jala at home in no time. Check out our easy roti jala recipe below to get started!

Ingredients (yields 30)

  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1⁄2 tbsp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • 3 1⁄2 cups water
  • Salt


  • Squeeze bottle or a Ziploc bag with one of the tips snipped off


  1. In a bowl, mix salt, turmeric powder and wheat flour together. Add eggs, oil and water, and whisk until well-combined. Strain the mixture through a sieve before pouring into a bottle (or Ziploc bag if using).
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over low heat and create a net-like pattern pancake (check out this video to see how it's done). Let the batter cook for about 2 minutes without the lid on. Once the colour has turned into a pale yellow, remove with a spatula.
  3. Place the roti jala on a plate and fold it. You can roll or fold it into a shape of a long triangle. Repeat step 2 until all the batter is used up.
  4. Serve and enjoy the roti jala with chicken curry!

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