I came across Kishorah of ‘A Tablespoon of Love‘ through Instagram and this is for the first time she is joining ‘Joy From Fasting To Feasting’. Kishorah hails from Chennai and is passionate about blogging ‘Tamil Muslim Cuisine’. Her blog is loaded with yum recipes and today she is going to share with us very delectable and a specialty of Malaysia and Singapore, Roti John…Wondering about the name…then do dig into the post right now to know more about this recipe Roti John.
I’m very excited and happy to be a part of Lubna’s “Joy from Fasting to Feasting – 2016”. This is a wonderful event that brings bloggers together to share their recipes, Ramadan traditions and celebrations. I thank you Lubna for giving me this opportunity.
Myself being born and brought up in Chennai and my Mom’s native from Tirunelveli and Husband’s side from Srilanka, we celebrate this holy month of Ramadan with the authentic Tamil muslim style of delicacy’s for suhoor and Iftar. In this month we make right from Nombu kanji to Agar Agar pudding every day for iftar to share it among neighbours and friends…
On the Day of Ramadan, Since it’s a custom to have breakfast before heading to mosque for the eid prayers which happens usually by 8 am in the morning. The breakfast menu on Eid is Mutton kuzhambhu to accompany the hot and spongy Idly’s and idiyappam and wattalappam at home, Followed by a lavish down south tamil nadu & srilankan style Nei choru, Kaliya, Paaru kathrikai, Mutton Kuzhambhu, Chicken 65, Tomato sweet jam, Salad & Ice cream or The royal mutton biriyani & accompaniments spread.
It’s always soul-filling to have guests and friends at home for the feast on the day of Eid to share the happiness.
Now moving on to the recipe…
Roti John a popular street food in Malaysia and Singapore, they have this as their breakfast or snack, Also it’s widely sold by the street hawkers in the night market and in the holy month of Ramadan.
“Roti” in Malay means bread and there is a interesting story all over the internet on how the name john added up to this dish, It is said that this dish was invented in 1970’s by a Muslim hawker who used to sell onion omelette as side to french loaf to his regular client, One day he decided to infuse the omelette with the loaf and he named the dish after his client and called the dish as “Roti John” =D I know it sounds funny now.. But it was a yummy invention back then!
The reason why I love to make this recipe is that it’s more like our Indian savoury version french toast but with addition of chicken or mutton kheema to it. Also it does not take too much time to cook this while we are fasting and a healthy option than the deep fried ones to eat after breaking the fast.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 2-3 people.
- 150-200 gms. Minced chicken
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. Ginger garlic paste
- 1 tbsp Chilli powder
- 2 tsp Chicken curry powder
- 2-3 Hot dog Buns
- 4 Eggs
- Salt – to taste
- Garlic butter – to toast the bun [I used Amul]
- Oil – to fry egg
- Chilli tomato sauce and Mayo – Serve
- Heat a Pan add some oil and sautee the onion until caramelized, then add in the ginger garlic paste cook until the raw smell leaves.
- Now add in the chilli powder, chicken curry powder and stir well on medium flame,
- Add in the minced chicken and mix everything together, sprinkle some water to prevent burning and close it with a lid and allow it cook for 4-5 minutes,
- Now add salt and give one last mix and switch off the flame and let it cool aside.
- Meanwhile slit the hot dog buns by keeping one side of the bun sticking together,
when you cut open it should be like butterfly wings. 😀
- Heat a pan, spread some garlic butter on the bun and toast it gently by keeping the buns intact, once done keep it aside.
- In a bowl, Break the eggs and season it with pepper and salt and whisk it well, add in the cooked chicken mixture and mix it altogether.
- Heat a pan brush some oil and pour in half of the egg mixture and spread it evenly, immediately place the buns on the egg and give it a slight press and cook on medium flame and cook it thoroughly.
- Once done carefully lift the Roti John and place it on a plate, drizzle some chilli tomato sauce & mayo and serve it immediately!
P.s. You can also drizzle bbq sauce, mustard sauce, shredded cheese and add fresh cucumber and tomatoes and serve it as per ones liking.
For the vegetarian version, You can replace the chicken with soya granules and follow the same steps which will also taste equally good.
Do try out this super easy quick and tummy filling Roti john for this Iftar!
Thank you Kishorah for being part of the event and introducing us ‘Roti John’.
You can find Kishorah @ Facebook
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