This year I took a break from the Superbowl (although, I did end up watching the end, which was very exciting even for me).
Instead, I made this: Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry and Poppy Seed Roti (from Veganomicon, again). Generally, it went well. The curry is basically red lentils, onion, a wide variety of spices parsnip (to be fair: I do not know the difference between a parsnip and a turnip, never having eaten them growing up. I used one of the two and it worked beautifully. I am also too lazy to google it and determine which one the thing in my fridge actually was, since I'd forgotten since I bought it. It was kind of a supporting player, at any rate). So, the curry was delish! (picture to come). It made a ton and I would totally make it again.
The roti... now, the roti was another story. It was all very promising, and I was so psyched about the results of my previous pita bread efforts, I was very optimistic. Basically, the ingredients are simple (whole wheat flour, cornmeal, poppyseeds, corriander seeds, and a bit of oil. The process of making them, not so easy. It involved a lot of rolling and folding and brushing with oil, over and over. Then, you cook them on a hot pan. I'm not entirely sure whether I did something wrong, or whether this is how they are, but they never puffed up and were just sort of tough. They were ok, but not really worth the effort (sad!).
Here are the roti in their nascent state:
And, here is the whole deal (with brown rice):