Vazhakai Pulippu Kootu
This is a recipe my aunt Pappu Athai makes and it's unbelievably good. She made it for us first when we had visited her family in Thanjavur and served it as a side dish/curry for sambar. It was new to me, and a new combination to eat with sambar. I didn't know the nuances of cooking to appreciate the individual ingredients at that age (high school), but as a grown up I just love the combination of the slightly sweet raw plantain, the sour tamarind, the heat of the sambar powder, and the nutty sweet fragrance of the coconut. Great with rice and papad!