We were spoiled for choices as Singapore does have many delicious local dishes. We chose Roti Jala and Coconut Curry, and decided to make it vegan so it would appeal to the vegetarians and vegans.
We selected the dish with the thought in mind that it could easily be prepared by everyone of all ages. The Roti Jala might seem intricate to make but with guided instructions, one is able to make it with ease. The mentioned reason is supported by the fact that my teenager was the one who prepared the batter and made the Roti Jala thereafter.
Chicken was substituted with vegetables as recent studies showed that diabetes is linked with red meat. Hence vegetables were used instead. As the recipe for coconut curry uses frozen vegetables, we changed it to fresh vegetables of 6 different varieties. Thus it will look colourful, appetising but most importantly nutritious. The total cost for making the curry was less than $5, making it pocket friendly as well. This is important especially for those trying to eat cleaner but don't want to spend too much money, as healthier ingredients tend to be on the pricier side. While the ingredients for Roti Jala is easily found at home, it makes the process of making it much easier.
Roti Jala is a dish that can be consumed at any time of the day, whether breakfast or lunch. It gives one a more flexible time as to when to have it.