Sauted the onion, carrot, and celery in butter and oil. Added in the spices. Deglazed with a dash of chardonnay. Added 1/2 cups each of basmati rice and lentils, 1 1/2 cups water, boiled, reduced to simmer, and waited 20 minutes. Goodness.
Mixed up the flour, salt, and water per Manjula's instructions, fired up the cast iron skillet, and had damn authentic-tasting roti in about 15 minutes. And Manjula has managed to be the #2 Google hit for "flat bread recipe". Can't beat that.
What a great, simple lunch/dinner tonight.
And once again, a dirt cheap meal for two.
Let's guess $0.50 for the rice, $0.25 for the lentils, $0.50 for the spices since they're a bit exotic, $0.10 for the wine, $0.35 for the vegetables, and $0.25 for the flour/butter for the roti. Dinner for two, $1.95.
This has been quite a week of working at home and cooking for one.
Don't worry peeps, I'm still more of a fan of cooking for crowds, and I still love bacon. I'll have some good-livin' cooking with a crowd blogging for you soon.