Vellai curry(Sambar without dal) 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. You can add any seasonal vegetables or cooked lentils such as chickpeas and mochai. This kuzhambu takes about 20 minutes, uses ingredients that I always have on hand and tastes so good. You can adjust the heat by adjusting the amount of chilly powder and sambar powder. I always use homemade chilly powder which is not spicy. If you are using store bought chilly powder then, reduce the quantity. I used the same technique of adding asafoetdia in the final stage, which really brightens up the flavours. If you try this kuzhambu I promise it will become one of your regulars. Let's see how to prepare this Vellai curry with step by step photos. Check out my other kuzhambu varities also.