relates itself close to Christmas as its the Christmas classic dinner or meal in many places, similarly it has been a tradition in our home for many years to cook turkey for Christmas or New year. This South Indian style turkey curry has been the main course of our lunch on these special days. When I was a kid Grandma makes idlis and chicken curry for breakfast along with some of my favorite vivikas a kind of sweet idli, and for lunch she makes this turkey curry along with coconut rice, the aroma from the kitchen assures us that it is a special day. Being a kid I was always hesitant to taste turkey curry and so grandma would make some chicken fry for me separately. But on one Christmas the market was out of chicken and so there wasn't any chicken special for me, so I was forced to have this curry with rice and I started loving it from then, I felt that I had missed something for years also I felt so bad that I had burdened my poor granny too, because making a special menu on a special day isn't that easy among the busy festive mood and schedule, but she still made time for me and she would never complain or grumble about my fussiness, isn't she the sweetest? Am sure many of you must have been petted and pampered some way by your mom or dad or granny. Now am going to go way away from the recipe, into the essence of Christmas.