Category Kuzhambu Varieties

Sodhi Recipe – Tirunelveli Sodhi Recipe

July 18, 2020 Kuzhambu Varieties  No comments

Sodhi is a very rich coconut milk based recipe which is native to our place (Tirunelveli). This is a must in our marriages. It is usully made on the next day of the wedding known as Maru Veedu. Our weddings are like a 3 day festival and the highlight is this Sodhi Sapadu. This is served with Inji Thuvaiyal (recipe coming next), potato fry & potato chips. Totally divine. A tip for eating this which many are not aware – It is meant to be eaten like Rasam Rice and not like Sambar Rice. Meaning you must pour more sodhi generously than the amount of rice. Eating this on a banana leaf is a trick yet heavenly. Goes well with dosa as well.

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Capsicum Sambar – Kudamilagai Sambar

November 1, 2017 Kuzhambu Varieties  No comments

Sambar is an essential item in every South Indian household. Usually it is made with veggies like drumstick, brinjal.. This time I tried it with capsicum and to my surprise it added a magical flavour to it. It so happened that a friend of mine had come home & I had nothing in the fridge other than capsicum. So made this Capsicum Sambar & garlic potato fry. Just could not believe that I gained many junior fans for this sambar. Since then, I was wanting to make this post. Finally clicked & shot the video as well. So trust me it is a very flavourful one. Do try it! 

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Vendhaya Keerai Sambar – Methi Sambar

June 10, 2017 Kuzhambu Varieties  2 comments

Vendhaya Keerai Sambar is a very easy and simple sambar with the goodness of vendhaya keerai/methi leaves. Methi leaves are a good source of iron and fibre. I usually make Methi Paratha with it. This time wanted to make a sambar. Trust me the sambar will not taste bitter. It will be very flavourful with the magic of methi leaves. Do check my homemade Sambar Powder recipe too.

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Mor Kuzhambu with Vadai – Mor Kuzhambu

February 16, 2017 Kuzhambu Varieties  7 comments

Mor Kuzhambu or Butter Milk Kuzhambu is an easy and quick kuzhambu that most of u might know. Just sharing here, my version of it. Vegetables that can be added include okra, chow chow or poosanikai. Paruppu Vadai with Mor kuzhambu is a special and perfect combination. This goes well with steamed rice and paruppu usili or potato fry or seppankizhangu fry. I make it with vadai when time permits, else with veggies. Both tastes good. If nothing is available, I make it as a plain kuzhambu and temper it with vadagam too.

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Poondu Kulambu – Onion Garlic Kulambu

January 15, 2017 Kuzhambu Varieties  6 comments

After all the festival food, we wanted a spicy kulambu like this Poondu Kulambu. This Poondu Kulambu is an easy, spicy & lip-smacking one which does not involve any grinding. Usually when it comes to kulambu with garlic my favourite would be this Puzhi Kuzhambu, but when I want to make a quick one I choose this Poondu Kulambu. Was just wondering how I missed to publish this recipe here all these days. Can be made very quickly with simple ingredients that are always available in the kitchen.

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Mochai Murungai Kulambu – Mochai Kuzhambu

February 24, 2016 Kuzhambu Varieties  4 comments

Mochai Kuzhambu is a lip-smacking, flavourful kulambu variety. I love mochai, but unfortunately we dont get fresh mochai here. So I always use the dry ones. Mochai by itself gives a wonderful flavour/taste to the kuzhambu. Adding drumstick enhances the taste even more. Somehow, this Mochai Kuzhambu tastes even better the next day!! Serves well with hot steamed rice and appalam. U dont need any other side dish as such. 

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Puli Milagai – Puli Milagai Pachadi

November 12, 2015 CondimentsKuzhambu VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/DosaTamil New Year Recipes  7 comments

After all the festive food, we really wanted a simple and spicy meal. This Puli Milagai is one dish which is spicy, tangy and mildly sweet. It is easy to make and goes well with dal rice/paruppu sadham and even idli/dosa. We usually prefer the consistency to be a bit runny, U can make it thicker too. I served with rice, paruppu and Vazhakkai Puttu.

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Tomato Gotsu – Thakkali Gotsu

August 12, 2015 Kuzhambu VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  11 comments

Tomato Gotsu or Thakkali Gotsu is an excellent side dish for idli/dosa. It is a very easy and quick fix sambar kind of side dish. When u run out of time, this can be made very quickly without much preparation work. Chotu is a big fan of hot, crispy dosa and sambar. I mostly make this tiffin sambar or this tiffin sambar. This Tomato Gotsu is a nice variation to it. Chotu calls this tomato sambar.

This pairs equally well with Ven Pongal too..

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Butter Beans Stew – Stew with coconut milk

May 24, 2015 Kuzhambu VarietiesSide Dish for Idli/Dosa  8 comments

Coconut Milk Stew is a truly divine side dish for appams, idiyappams, dosa or steamed rice. It is a very simple recipe, once you are done with the coconut milk part. Amma usually makes Potato Stew or with a combination of mixed vegetables. This time I tried with just butter beans and it was super yummy. This is perfect for a weekend brunch menu!! 🙂

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Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu – Lentil Balls in Tamarind Gravy

February 8, 2015 Kuzhambu Varieties  12 comments

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu is a traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu. Its a lip-smacking kuzhambu  prepared by cooking lentil balls in tamarind gravy. Lentil balls are steamed and then added to the kuzhambu. Alternatively it can be added directly to the kuzhambu without steaming. It serves well with rice, idli, dosa or even chapathi.

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