We've got a Rajasthani cook these days.
She's very good at traditional stuff. She makes very good gatte ki sabzi, dal bati, kadhi etc. One day my mother asked her if she knew other stuff. She said she knew Chinese dishes like noodles, fried rice and sweet and sour vegetables.
So, we thought let's have a change and asked her to make that for dinner.
When we sat down for dinner, we realized to our horror that she made noodles with a tadka! The fried rice had haldi and kaju!
We learnt our lesson that day. Stick to the tried and tested with this lady!