Roti Jala Tom Yum Spring Rolls

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Bite into these intricate Thai-Malay fusion style spring rolls, replacing the typical spring roll wrapper with roti jala, stuffed with a luscious mix of prawn and mushrooms.

Let's start cooking!

Batter of flour, turmeric, salt and egg yolk whisked in bowl

Step 1 - Make batter

  • Whisk rice flour, tapioca flour, wheat flour, ground turmeric, ½ tsp salt 250 ml water and egg yolk together.
  • Whisk until smooth and set aside.
  • Reserve 1 tsp of batter to be the “glue” that holds the spring rolls together.
Sauce of lime juice, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic, fish sauce and vegetables

Step 2 - Make dipping sauce

  • In a small bowl, stir lime juice, ½ tsp rice vinegar, caster sugar, garlic, 2 tbsp of fish sauce, Japanese cucumber and 3 sliced chili padi, until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Taste and adjust the flavors to your liking.
Substitute chili padi with 1 large chili for a less spicy version.
Mixed filling of prawn, enoki mushroom, long beans, egg and chili sauce

Step 3 - Mix filling

  • In a large bowl, add minced prawn meat, enoki mushrooms, long beans, 1 egg and Thai roasted chili sauce.
  • Mix until well combined and set aside.
Heated pan with lacy pancake batter

Step 4 - Fry roti jala

  • Heat a flat frying pan up over a medium heat and lightly brush with vegetable oil.
  • Use a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • With the bowl of batter right next to the stove, dip fingers into the mixture and quickly drizzle it into the hot pan.
  • Move in a circular motion to create a lacy pancake about 10 cm in diameter.
  • Cook for 10 seconds, then remove to a plate.
  • Lightly brush the pan with oil again and repeat until you have used up the batter.
Wrapped filling in thin batter

Step 5 - Wrap filling with roti jala

  • Place one roti jala on a plate or chopping board and scoop 1 tsp filling onto the part of the wrapper closer to you.
  • Fold the side closest to you over the filling, then the left and right sides and roll it up until you’ve formed a nice little bundle.
  • At the end of the wrapper, dab some of the reserved batter before completely rolling it closed.
  • Place completed spring roll seam side down on a plate to prevent it from unravelling and repeat till you have finished your filling.
Deep fried spring rolls in hot oil

Step 6 - Fry spring rolls

  • In a pan on medium heat, heat up enough oil for a shallow fry.
  • Fry the spring rolls in batches for 2 to 3 minutes each. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
    Roti Jala, directly translates to "Net Bread", is a popular Malay snack served with curry dishes which are commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Plate, Garnish and Serve!

Deep fried spring rolls on plate and garnished with spring onions

Place cooked spring rolls on serving plate and garnish with spring onions. Serve hot with the dipping sauce on the side.

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