I try and cook from scratch as much as I can. It creates less waste, is healthier and forces me to use what I have in the house.
If I find something in a shop that I like a lot I will practice making it until I get it right. Rooti's are one of these...they are like flour tortillas, but not as dry. Here's how to make them:
Mix together 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons oil and 1.5 cups water. Make a smooth dough - I use my bread machine. Roll it into a sausage and cut into equal pieces - about 16.
Brush with some melted butter...This is my 7 year olds best part.
Tie in a knot and allow to "sit" for about 1/2 hr.
Roll it out again trying to keep them as round as you can.
Fry on both sides in butter or oil (very little is needed - they can even be dry fried.) They get all puffy from the butter layer and re-rolling.
Serve with traditional Cape Malay Curry. I used the veggies that I had in the garden - potatoes, beans, carrot, tomatoes and aubergines. You can add meat too.
Yummy Yummy Yummy Yummy