Bhartha (sometimes “bharta”) is a vegetarian Indian dish best served over a bowl of jasmine rice. My favorite iterations (including the one available up the road) include peas, which add a really good pop of color and texture. Make a huge batch -- you’ll be going back for thirds.
Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan / Stuffed Eggplants in a Nutty Masala Sauce (akshayapaatram) -- a bit of work preparing the pastes, stuffing the eggplants and frying them. Super rich but rewarding on the palate :)