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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Curry Chicken With Roti Jala

Whenever I wanted to try something new that I have never eaten or cooked before, I always end up a mess in the kitchen.  And in the end I will take some time to clean up but it is okay to me as long as I love what I am doing.

There are many recipes that I wanted to try and when I have said this, you should know of the long list I have bookmarked.  I even have different folders created up of the recipes I intend to cook and bake.  But sometimes at home, we just have 2 or 3 person so it is difficult to cook for a small portion of dish.  So sometimes when I see a recipe which I intend to bake or cook, I usually have to calculate, reduce/half out the recipe to cook for small portion.

And today, my lunch is Curry Chicken with potatoes; and to go with Roti Jala instead of rice.

Curry Chicken With Potatoes

1 pack curry paste (about 100gm)
300gm chicken pieces
2-3 shallots
2-3 potatoes, cut into big pieces
1 tomatoes (optional)
1 lemongrass, white part and pounded slightly
2 tbsp oil
150ml water
100ml coconut milk or fresh milk
Some curry leaves

Heat up a sauce pan and add in oil.  Saute the shallots till fragrant and lightly brown.  Add in the curry paste and fry till aromatic.

Add in the chicken pieces, lemongrass and curry leaves.  Stir fry about 1 – 2 minutes before adding in the water.  Cover and lower the heat to medium.  Once the chicken gravy comes to a boil, add in the potatoes and the tomato and simmer for about 20 minutes or till the chicken becomes tender.

Pour the coconut milk or milk in.  Once it comes to boil, off the heat.
Serve hot.

Roti Jala (Net Crepes)

1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup water
¼ cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp oil

Mix all the ingredients together and combine till there is no lumps in the batter.
Sieve the batter and pour into the “Roti Jala mould”.  (I used the Japanese Mayo plastic bottle.

Place a non stick frying pan over medium heat.
Squeeze out the batter in vertical and horizontal over to the pan.  Once you see the batter is cooked, quickly fold the crepe and roll it up.

Repeat the process till the batter is finished up.


  1. Mel, the curry chicken looks so delicious. And your roti jala is so neatly done. Myself also when trying a recipe for the first time, I will make a mess too. And not only that, I tend to panic. Usually my first time is not so successful but second time it gets better :)

  2. Hi, girl, aiyoh, why you made such a good dish to tempt me, I can't eat chilli lah, hahaha! Your roti jala looks very neatly cooked! Yum yum! Make me feel so hungry now!

  3. 大鸡腿!我要吃大鸡腿!咔咔~

  4. Hi Mel, your roti jala and curry chicken look extremely delicious. Your roti jala look so neat and beautiful. Well done!! The last time I made it look more like a broken fishing net. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

  5. wow! that looks so beautifully done. you are making me extremely hungry! i want! ^^

  6. I like curry... and this is so mouth-watering... but as I'm the only in the family who like it, I hardly cook curry at home :(

    Will I be invited to your place next time you cook this? :)

  7. Mel, your roti jala looks so beautiful and neatly folded. Early this year I bought a roti jala mould from Malaysia but till today I still haven't have the chance to make it yet.

  8. hehe...glad to know I'm not the only one who is making a mess in the kitchen. But as you said, as long as we enjoy what we do, it's all worth the clean up (most of the time, hahaha....) Your Curry Chicken dish looks perfect. I've never tried a Roti Jala before. So beautiful. I think I'll have to try that soon.

  9. What an absolutely delicious meal! I love curries that are more aromatic than spicy (as in loaded with too many different spices). Your chicken curry looks so delicious and roti jala is something I would love to try to make. I thought a special contraption was needed to make them. They look so perfectly uniform.

  10. you also bought the mayo bottle, nice roti jala and curry chicken you have here..I noticed you put up recipe on the top page, going to check how you did ^_^

  11. i have never tried that before. it sure looks delicious.

  12. Your chicken looks so delicious and I've seen roti jala before (but never in person) and I'm very fascinated with the net!!! What a perfect meal Mel!!

  13. neat and pretty jala, Mel and the curry looks awesome :D

  14. Hi Mel,
    Agreed with you althought kitchen is in a mess but you are doing what you like...hehe I am like that too. The mess can be cleared after right? :p
    Love you chicken curry and your Roti Jala s so nicely done!

  15. Beautifully done! I gonna submit my roti jala recipe soon too :D


  16. looks so delicious & making me hungry...This post reminded me that I haven't cook Kothu roti for some days,want to try this week again...
    Great Recipe..
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