Collection of Kuzhambu varieties for lunch

Kuzhambus are the foundation for a good lunch in South Indian cuisine. Although there are many rice varieties in South Indian cuisine, a bowl of rice and kuzhambu with any vegetable side dish makes our tummy happy. In this collection, I have shared many traditional Tirunelveli kuzhambu recipes. I have suggested authentic ingredients and spices in my kuzhambu recipes. If you find any spices are inconvenient, you may change according to your taste. Now let's see the collection of kuzhambu recipes here. Click on the pictures to view the recipe details with step by step instructions. 


Collection of Kuzhambu varieties for lunch


1. Pulikuzhambu - The best and the most authentic Tirunelveli recipe is this Pulikuzhambu. This dish is tangy and spicy with unique taste. RECIPE HERE. 


2. Tirunelveli Sambar There are many variations for sambar depending on region or taste preferences. Tirunelveli sambar has some variations in the taste and the ingredients. RECIPE HERE.



3. Puli Illa KuzhambuIt is prepared with drumstick leaves, pepper, jeera and toor dal or moong dal. It tastes best when served hot with a tsp of ghee spread over the hot rice. RECIPE HERE.


4. Mint leaves PulikuzhambuThis dish takes only 20 minutes from start to finish and it gives you a healthy dish. The kuzhambu flavor comes from  browning the mint leaves, small onions and garlics well in medium flame. RECIPE HERE.


5. Idi sambar - Idi sambar is one of my favourite sambar. Give it a try when you want something special but quick and easy. An important first step to note when making this sambar is to bring the frying pan up to the required heat and fry the spices for about 3 minutes or until fragrant. RECIPE HERE.


6. Pepper PulikuzhambuPepper pulikuzhambu - easy, tasty and healthy kuzhambu that is loaded with excellent flavours. This kuzhambu is perfect during winter season. If you want to spend less time in your kitchen you can cook this kuzhambu with minimal work and time. RECIPE HERE.


7. Curry leaves Karakuzhambu - This kuzhambu is all about curry leaves as the star ingredient; it is best possible to use fresh curry leaves rather than the dried one. I have tried a few different variations of kuzhambu with curry leaves, but this is my favourite. It's so simple with few  ingredients in it.
RECIPE HERE.



8. Green Chilly Sambar This green chilly sambar is light, flavourful and packed with combination of dals and veggies.This sambar is a delicious variation of regular sambar that we usually make at home. RECIPE HERE. 



9. Vellai Curry - Vellai curry is another popular kuzhambu from Tirunelveli. Very few ingredients, fast and really tasty.This Vellai curry is served along with kadaintha keerai ( keerai masiyal) or paruppu(dal) with plain rice. This kuzhambu is similar to karakuzhambu. RECIPE HERE.


10 . Radish SambarThis is one of the easiest and tastiest South Indian Sambar made within 30 minutes. This dish is a speedy fix for your unplanned weekday lunch.Radish has many nutritional and health benefits. RECIPE HERE.



11. Keerai SambarGreens sambar is a wonderful combination of dal, greens and onions. It goes well with rice and even chapatis or poori. You can use any type of keerai(greens) for this sambar. RECIPE HERE.



12. Kathrikai Kothsu This kuzhambu is light and at the same time quite filling. The perfect combination for this kuzhambu is raw banana fry and fried gram thuvaiyal. This kuzhambu has a smooth texture and a lovely pale green colour. RECIPE HERE.


13. White Pumpkin SambarWhite pumpkin sambar - Easy, flavourful and healthy dish with white pumpkins and karamani. Just little things like chopping the white pumpkins and cooking the dals. You may also substitute karamani (black eye beans) with any other cooked lentils depending on your preference. RECIPE HERE.


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