Ely's Recipe Book

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Roti Jala & Meat Curry

This recipe is a type of pancake and is very easy to do and goes very well with meat curry.

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Roti Jala

2 cups Plain Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Eggs beaten
2-1/2 cups Evaporated Milk (Carnation brand is the best bet)

Put all ingredients into the blender and blend till the mixture is smooth.
If you don't have a blender, you can mix all with a spoon (never say die ok!)
Grease and heat non-stick pan on low heat.
Put a ladleful of batter in roti jala mould, in circular motion over the pan so that the the pancake will have a lacy pattern.
Cook for 2 minutes and turn over onto a dish.
I would prefer to fold 2 pancakes into one for firmness.
Fold the pancakes into quarters.

If you do not have a roti jala mould, you can use the Carnation Milk can and use a nail to create holes under the can. Mesti jadi punya!

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Meat Curry

Blended ingredients

2 large red onions
4 garlic
2 inches ginger
1/2 packet of curry powder (Baba's is my favorite)
4 potatoes, cut in quarters
cilantro for decoration

Other ingredients

1 onion cut in thin slices (for frying)
santan (if you desire, I don't use santan for my curry)
1.5 lbs meat (lamb, chicken or beef, as you wish)
fennel, star anise, cumin seeds and cinnamon stick - 'spice friends'

Heat pot with a little oil.
Add in the 'spice friends' and then the sliced onions, cook for 3 minutes (or until the onion gives an aroma).
Put in the blended ingredients and let it cook for about 8 mins (when the oil starts to appear from the mixture, dont forget to stir!).
Then put in the meat and potatoes, and add about 4 cups of water.
Leave to boil and stir occasionally.
Once the potatoes are cooked and meat is tender, turn the heat off and top it with cilantro.