Vankaya Gasagasala Kura / Eggplant Poppy Seeds Curry -- looks so decadent yet prep is relatively simple. Besides the spices, this uses poppy seeds for the gravy. Subbing with tahini/cashew nuts since I can't get poppy seeds. Also thinking of roasting the eggplant slices instead of frying them for a heart healthy version.
Rasam, a spicy, tangy South Indian soup perfect for colds and flu. I think this is the soup our disney cruise waiter served us for our 15th anniversary! Soooo good! (Pretty special that they made Indian food for us nightly!)