A neck gathering kurti has gathers or flair at the neck area. The construction and method of stitching a neck gathering kurti is discussed here. These kurtis can be worn with gathering pants (churidhars) or jeans. This knee length kurti does not have slits at the sides.
I have already posted a recipe of sambar rice using a pressure cooker here. This is another recipe which is more elaborate to prepare but tastes very close to the sambar rice you get in the hotels in Tamil Nadu. This recipe serves 5 to 6 people, and you can increase or decrease the proportion of ingredients according to your requirements.