A volley of sunshine through the protesting leaves of a thousand sleeping coconut trees, casting designs of a quiet rebellion on brick floored courtyards. In a clay pot on a wood fire, mustard seeds crackle to wake up the village. The onions always go next, creating a cosmic sizzle.
The sights and sounds of South Indian cooking are deserving of a riveting Epic. At Kumar's, you can pick up a hardbound copy. No embellishments, fiercely authentic.
no msg, no food color, no artificial ingredients
MADE TO ORDER
Naatu Koli Soup . farm raised chicken soup
Aatu Kaal Soup . slow cooked goat bone soup
Melagu Rasam . southern style spicy tomato and pepper soup
Mutton Kola Urundai (8 pcs)** . deep fried goat meat balls
Meen Varuval (6 pcs) . fried fish, marinated in spices (caution: bones)
Chennai Chilli . boneless meat, marinated with ground spices and fried
(choice of chicken or fish)
Kumar's Special Nandu Boneless . crab, shells removed and tossed in peppery sauce
Pepper Prawns . shrimp, stir fried with fresh ground black pepper and other spices
Mutton Chops . pan seared goat chops that will rock your world!
Mutton Varuval . bone in goat cubes, stir fried with masala until dry
Mejra Chicken . chicken thighs, sliced horizontally, marinated and fried
Naatu Koli Varuval . farm raised chicken cubes, stir fried with spices (caution: bones)
Ulunthu Vadai . donut shaped rice and lentil batter, deep fried
Sambar/Rasam Vadai . vadai from above, soaked in a soup of your choice
Sambar Idly . thin rice cakes, soaked in lentil soup
Mini Idly (in sambar)** . mini rice cakes, soaked in leantil soup
Kuli Paniyaram** . rice and lentil batter, pan fried in the shape of donut holes
Seppan Kelangu Fry . taro roots - baked, fried, marinated and stir fried - that simple, NOT!
Urulai Roast . let the good times roll with these southern style roasted taters!
Chennai Chilli . veggies, marinated with ground spices and fried
(choice of cauliflower or mushroom)
Kaalaan Pepper Fry . oyster shrooms, sauteed with fresh ground black pepper and spices
CURRY UP! (choice of rice or naan)
Kumar's Chicken Saalna . thin chicken curry, with a lotta spices and mild coconut
Mutton Kolambu . southern style goat curry (caution: bones)
Meen Kolambu . southern style fish curry, in a tangy sauce (bonesless)
Nellore Chepala Pulusu . andhra special tamarind based fish curry (boneless)
Naatu Koli Varutha Curry . farm raised chicken curry, in a semi-gravy (caution: bones)
Pepper Chicken . black pepper in a cumin based sauce, with chicken (boneless)
Guntur Kodi Kura** . another andhra special, chicen curry! (caution: bones)
Nandu Masala . crab with shells, in a spicy semi-gravy pepper curry
Mutton Chops Masala . pan seared goat chops, served with a little sauce on top
Chicken Chops (gravy)** . half a farm raised chicken, roasted and topped with sauce
Mutta Kolambu . southern style egg curry
Vegetable Saalna . thin curry, with a lotta spices, vegetables and mild coconut
Button Kaalan Varutha Curry . curry with fried shrooms, in peppery sauce
Palaa Kottai Kolambu** . jack fruit seeds in a super savory curry. flippin' good!
Vathal Kolambu** . salted and dried vegetables in a tangy sauce
Kaara Kolambu . spicy red chilli based sauce with your choice of vegetable
(choice of eggplant, okra, garlic)
Kathirikka Vadhakkal . eggplant, roasted with spices, and then stir fried with sauce
Keera Masiyal . heart healthy greens, made into a tasty semi-gravy, with seasoning on top
Avial . lotta different vegetables, steamed and boiled into a coconut based sauce
Chicken Biryani . aromatic rice, cooked in simmer with chicken and spices
Mutton Biryani . same stuff from above, but goat instead of chicken
Chicken Curry Fried Rice . basmati rice, stir fried with chicken, egg and onions
Veggie Biryani . bunch'a vegetables, cooked together in simmer with basmati rice and spices
Kichadi** . cream of wheat, cooked with carrots, beans and peas
Ven Pongal . rice and lentils cooked together, with fried black pepper and cumin
Variety Rice . rice, fried with your choice of tangy vegetable from below
(choice of lemon, tamarind, tomato)
Curd Rice . yogurt and rice, with fried spiced mixed in
Plain Rice . well, duhh!!
BREADS, BUT NOT THE USUAL THOUGH!
Mutta Veechu . southern style bread, folded into layers with egg in the middle
Kari Dosai (goat) . goat - grilled, chopped up, mixed with egg and topped on a dosai
Mutta Dosai . coupla eggs beaten with pepper and cumin powder, spread on a dosai
Kothu Parotta . famous southern style flaky bread, shredded and stir fried
(choice of egg or chicken)
Veggie Kothu Parotta . southern style flaky bread, shredded and stir fried with veggies
Poori Kelangul . puffed wheat bread, served with spicymashed potatoes
Chappathi . whole wheat bread, tortilla style!
Idly . thin soft rice cakes, steamed to perfection
Oor Style Parotta (2 pcs) . our famous southern style, layered flaky bread
Veechu Parotta (2 pcs) . southern style fbread, folded into layers, baked on a griddle
Dosai . rice batter made into a crepe, but a lil crispy
(masala, mysore, ghee - add for $1)
Kal Dosai . a thicker dosai, made not too rispy and comes paired with a curry
Uthappam . rice batter made into a savory pancake
(onion, chilli, veggie - add for $1)
Karandi . omeletter, made in a deep spoon, instead of a griddle... why not, right?
Kalakki . egg, tossed over easy... so good that it melts in your mouth!
Half Boil . egg, sunny side up with ground black pepper and cumin on top
Omlet . fsouth indian way of saying - omelette
Mutta Poriyal . scrambled eggs, with onions, chillies and ground black pepper
THE OTHER INDIAN (curries come with rice or naan)
Chicken Tandoor (Half) . chicken, marinated and baked in the traditional clay oven
Chicken Tikka . boneless chicken cubes, marinated and baked in the clay oven
Tikka Masala . some people wanted tikka in a sauce... so, tikka masala!
(choice of chicken, paneer)
Vindaloo . meat and taters dove into a spicy curry to create this delish!
(choice of chicken, goat, shrimp)
Saag . spinach in a creamy sauce, with your choice of meat or paneer
(choice of chicken, goat, paneer)
Chole Bhatura . puffed naan bread, served with chickpea curry
GOT A SWEET TOOTH?
Gulab Jamun . indian style donut holes, soaked in a sugary syrup
Basundhi** . milk based creamy dessert with nuts and suffron
Kesari . cream of wheat, cooked with butter, sugar and nuts
Halwa . wheat flour and ghee, cooked with sugar to gooey goodness
Payasam . pudding made with roasted vermicelli (or sometimes, rice)
Kulfi . village style homemade ice cream
Kumar's Special Jigarthanda . a madurai delight: ask for details
Nannari Sarbath . drink made from sarsaparilla root and bael fruit, super healthy!
Badham Paal . boiled milk, with almonds, saffron and cardamom
Rose Milk . boiled and chilled milk, with fragrant indian rose syrup
Amsavalli Apple Milk . milk with fresh blended apple, saffron and cardamom
Kaapi . sothern style coffee, frothed with milk and sugar
Bakery Tea . chai tea latte (like ginger and cardamom in it? let us know)