Our menu features a variety of chicken, lamb and seafood but we would love to introduce our customers to more vegetarian dishes in future. Indians use a variety of lentils and pulses in many ways also fresh veggies such as cauliflower, carrot, beans, squash, and potatoes; root vegetables like tapioca, and beets. When in India, we do not miss eating meat. There is a plethora of fresh vegetables and fruit. We use mango, pineapple, papayas in cooking and nuts such as almonds, cashew and peanuts. Rice is prepared in so many different ways.... at Malabar we serve tamarind rice, lemon rice, Veggie/lamb/chicken biryani, Tomato rice. Check out some of these popular dishes at Ellwood Thompson's during their Indian Wednesdays.
We are in tune with trends as far as cuisine goes. We serve a popular lunch buffet and have our customers making requests for certain favorites. Sometimes it is easy to comply. We do rely on basic recipes and techniques for southern recipes specially the dosa batter which comprises of rice flour and white lentils. This is fermented overnight and we prepare enough batter for 100 dosas at a time. We take care to use quality Indian spices and flours. The Vietnamese stores and local Indian grocers are a good source for everything we need.