- 2 x 15cm loaf french bread
- 200g minced meat
- 1 tbs rempah sup Adabi / rempah kurma Adabi (optional)
- 2-3 eggs
- 1 medium onion, diced
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 3 red chillies
- 1 small garlic
- 2-3 tbs tomato sauce
- sugar (to taste)
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tsp vinegar
- Prepare the minced meat first. Fry in a little bit of oil. Add in the onion, salt, pepper and the kurma powder if you are using it. Set aside.
- Beat the eggs.
- Cut the french bread length way in the middle. Put a layer of minced meat evenly and then pour the beaten eggs.
- Fry on VERY LITTLE oil in a non-stick pan. Press on the bread so that the meat will stick on the bread.
- The frying shouldn't take long since the meat has already been cooked earlier on.
- Blend the chillies with the garlic until you get a fine texture.
- Warm the blended chillies in a small pot with the rest of the ingredients.
- Switch of the heat when you see the first sign of boiling bubbles.
- Eat with sliced cucumber, sliced tomato and iceberg salad.
- It is nicer to eat the bread with the chilli sauce. Some may not like the heat, so they can omit the process.
Honestly, this is a 'hentam' resepi based on my old memory of eating my very first roti john in Singapore with my aunt, Mak Jah. I still remember it strongly that it was wrapped in light-brown paper and the veges were all soggy because we waited to reach home to eat it. At least, you will get freshly cut vegetables when you do it yourself at home.