Minced meat cooked in coconut gravy. My favourite breakfast side which goes well with hot idlis , dosai or poori.
Great street side fast food, most requested Tamil Nadu famous Muttai Kothu Parotta. (Kothu Parotta/ Chilli Parotta / Muttai Kothu parotta / Egg Parotta)
Curd rice can be eaten with pickles only. It tastes good with mango pickle.
Moms make thosai immediately without fermenting. You will even get holes as fermented batter thosai
Indian Broad Beans ( Avarakkai in Tamil / Chikkudukai in Telugu / Sem in hindi / Avarekayi in Kannada / Avara in Malayalam ) curry made in South Indian style, little baby prawns or salad shrimp adds a classic homely touch to this dish. This type of broad beans is termed as Naatu avarakkai in tamil, looks thin and broad with soft seeds inside, but the one which we get in US is called seema avarakkai and looks different, long and thick and might take little longer to cook. Sometimes the closest substitute which can be found is Scarlet runner beans. Haven't explored much about this veggie, will keep an eye and update the exact name. Here are some links from wikipedia, which I found useful while googling…
Upma with a twist, little unusual combination, but a must try fancy feast. Semolina cooked in coconut milk along with finely minced goat meat.
Okra coated with flour and deep fried. Recipe source from Kalpanas corner, (crispy ladys finger) modified a bit to suit my taste.
Paneer Butter Masala is basically a Punjabi preparation, also termed as Paneer Makhani. Adding little moderation here and there , restaurant chefs have altered the recipe, with loads of butter, powdered nuts and cream to offer their customers a tasty treat. People crave for this dish, rates number one among the top most ordered dish from any restaurant menu. I have explored my best to learn this dish in order to acquire the exact or at least to match the so called restaurant taste.
Mutton cooked in thick coconut gravy, which looks little thicker than stew. This is slightly different from the usual preparation. Green chillies are substituted instead of red chilli and dhania powder, which gives this korma, a pale yellowish look. Moreover sauteing with a couple of fresh mint leaves gives good aroma and adds a slight tinge of mughlai flavour. (Mutton Khorma/ Mutton Kurma / Kari Korma / Kari Kurma)