BEST INDIAN FOOD, PLANO MAGAZINE 2016, 2017, 2018
BEST INDIAN FOOD, DALLAS OBSERVER
south indian village cuisine
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
UNLIMITED BANANA LEAF MEALS
Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 3:30pm
We serve an authentic South Indian meal the right way: at your table, on a banana leaf. Weekend lunches at Kumar’s bring to life the timeless food traditions of India’s ubiquitous Mess Halls. Guests are served rice and a variety of curries and side dishes at their table. It’s like a buffet, but you don’t once have to leave your seat! Just call out to your friendly waiters when you need something and they’ll take care of you.
a mildly spiced lentil curry with vegetables . Sambar
okra / eggplant in a tangy curry . Kaara Kolambu
tomato based black pepper soup . Rasam
vegetables stir fried with spices . Poriyal (2)
vegetables in a dal curry . Kootu
yogurt . Thayir
buttermilk spiced with ginger, cilantro and green chilies . Neer More
papadum . Appalam
rice crisps with onions . Arisi Vadagam
pickle . Oorugua
classic South Indian sweets . Dessert
spicy chicken curry . Chicken Kolambu
savory goat curry . Mutton Kolambu
tangy fish curry . Fish Kolambu
Vegetarian Unlimited Meals
Non-vegetarian Unlimited Meals
...and a side order menu featuring regional non-vegetarian and vegetarian specials that accentuate the meal (changes every week)
3 steps to ace the weekend lunch at Kumar's
1. Eat with your hands.
2. Signal your waiter whenever you're ready for the next dish.
Don't wait to be asked.
3. Tell us how much you the food.
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)
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 . egg / chicken 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 )
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 . south 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 , shrimp , 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 . southern style coffee, frothed with milk and sugar
Bakery Tea . chai tea latte (like ginger and cardamom in it? let us know)