How To Make Roti John


If you have ever visited Brunei, Malaysia or Singapore, high chance you stumbled upon one of these while strolling through a night market. Roti John as it’s called, is a kind of sandwich with a meat-filled omelette inside. They are usually cooked with butter.


When bought, the sandwich is smothered heavily with mayonnaise and chili sauce or ketchup. It’s then sliced to bite-sized pieces and wrapped with brown paper. The shape is quite distinct and you would instantly know it’s Roti John amongst other wrapped food from the night market.

The Preparation




2 cups mozzarella cheese

¾ cup almond flour

1 tablespoon psyllium husk powder

3 tablespoons cream cheese

1 large egg

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper




1 tablespoon coconut oil

½ small onion, diced

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 teaspoon water

¼ teaspoon curry powder

4 tablespoons ground beef

Salt and pepper to taste

2 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

5 slices cucumber

3 slices tomatoes

1 piece butter lettuce


The Execution


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Follow the pizza base recipe for Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza, exclude the Italian seasoning. Divide the dough into two. Shape each dough into a long bun, making sure both will fit on a large pan. Bake for about 30-40 minutes.


2. While waiting, preheat a pan on medium heat. Add in 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Once melted, saute the diced onion. Once the onion turns translucent, add in the chopped garlic. After 1 minute, add in ¼ teaspoon curry powder and 1 teaspoon water. Let the curry powder cook for 2 minutes.


3. Add in 4 tablespoons ground beef and cook until brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste. It should be cooked in such a way you would eat this on its own.


4. When the buns are ready, remove the buns from the oven. Cool both buns on a cooling rack. The buns should deflate a bit.


5. Once the buns become cool enough, slice them horizontally but not completely. Spread about ½ tablespoon of unsalted butter onto both buns.


6. Toast the buttered side of the buns with a pan.


7. In a mixing bowl, crack an egg. Add in about half of the cooked ground beef, 1 tablespoon each green onion and cilantro. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Mix well.


8. Preheat a large pan on medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter. Than, add in the omelette mixture to the pan.


9. Immediately cover the omelette with a bun.


10. When the omelette is cooked (after about 2-3 minutes), flip and toast the bun side until brown.


11. Remove from the pan and spread about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and reduced sugar ketchup (or any kinds of sauce) onto the omelette side. Garnish with some sliced cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce. Repeat steps 7-10 for the other bun.


12. Fold the buns and serve while hot!


This makes 4 total servings of Keto Roti John. Each serving comes out to be 597.15 Calories, 50.94g Fats, 25.8g Protein, and 7.27g Net Carbs.



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