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December 28, 2014

75 Kuzhambu Recipes-South Indian Kuzhambu Varieties

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Collection of South Indian Kuzhambu recipes for rice. Generally people of Tamil nadu love to make different varieties of kuzhambu recipes for their lunch. We don’t like to eat the same sambar, vathal kulambu or rasam everyday. In my home, both mom and MIL make at least 7 varieties of kulambu for a week. Sometimes we make kuzhambu without tamarind too. They don’t repeat the same at least for 10 days. For my MIL’s kulambu varieties, few tsp of our homemade sambar powder is all you need.There are no or very less grinding work. Whereas my mom’s kuzhambu varieties have some grinding job but it tastes flavourful & awesome as most of them are freshly ground with Nellai / Tirunelveli touch. Both are completely different in procedure and taste. Most of these kuzhambu recipes I shared here are without coconut. Here I have given nearly 70+ Vegetarian kulambu/gravies recipes of my mom & MIL under one page for easy and quick reference. Most of these gravies are simple and easy to make for beginners and bachelors too. Among these 75 gravies, you can find varieties of lunch sambar recipes and brahmin style arachuvitta sambar. Similarly you can find varieties of Vathal kuzhambu like sundakkai vatha kuzhambu, Poondu kuzhambu, Puli kuzhambu, Manathakkali vatha kuzhambu, ennai kathrikai kuzhambu, brinjal masala kuzhambu without tamarind, Chettinad Pakoda kuzhambu, thakkali kuzhambu, kara kuzhambu recipes along with an Iyengar style milagu kuzhambu recipe, paruppu urundai kuzhambu. Other than this, you can also find mor kuzhambu, paruppu urundai kuzhambu, Poricha kuzhambu without tamarind, bittergourd/Pavakkai pitlai, Vazhaipoo kulambu, kovakkai masala kuzhambu,Yam gravy, pumpkin and ridge gourd gravies too. I have also added some Andhra , Kerala and Karnataka Kuzhambu varieties for rice. Please click on the picture to view the respective recipe. I have given most of the recipes with step by step pictures.

Please check THIS LINK to view my latest additions in Kuzhambu recipes.

Thanks for visiting this page. Do try all these kuzhambu recipes and enjoy cooking varieties!

In future you can expect some yummy n easy lunch menu ideas in my blog. Stay tuned.
Ok, lets see the list of South Indian kuzhambu recipes / Kuzhambu vagaigal of Tamil people and other state people !

Please don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comments section if you try any of these kuzhambu recipes. I will be happy to know it and will help others too ! Thanks.

South Indian Kuzhambu recipes

South Indian Kuzhambu recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kuzhambu Recipes
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes

Please check THIS LINK to view my latest additions in Kuzhambu recipes. 

Check out my homemade sambar powder which is used in most of these recipes. You can also use store bought sambar powder or kuzhambu milagai thool. 

70 KUZHAMBU RECIPES - Click on the image or text to view the recipe.

Easy mixed vegetable sambar
Mixed vegetable sambar in pressure cooker 

Sambar without toor dal

Vengaya sambar/Onion sambar
Brahmin style arachuvitta sambar
Mullangi sambar/Radish sambar
Vendakkai sambar
Vendakkai sambar/ Lady's finger sambar
Parangikai sambar
Pumpkin sambar/ Poosanikai sambar
Kothavarangai sambar
Cluster beans sambar/ Kothavarangai sambar

 Bottle gourd sambar
Bottle gourd sambar / Sorakkai sambar

Amma style tirunelveli sambar
Keerai sambar
Drumstick Sambar/Murungakkai sambar
Drumstick Leaves Sambar/Murungai Keerai sambar

 Ponnanganni keerai sambar
Ponnanganni keerai sambar

 Palak sambar
Palak sambar

 Vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal

Raw mango sambar

 Cabbage sambar recipe
Cabbage sambar

 Kovakkai masala kuzhambu

 Iyengar paruppu urundai kuzhambu
Iyengar paruppu urundai kuzhambu
Paruppu urundai kuzhambu
Drumstick Poricha Kuzhmabu

 South Indian paruppu kuzhambu
Easy Paruppu kuzhambu

 Mushroom kuzhambu for rice, chapathi, idli, dosa

Vendhaya kuzhambu/Masala kara kuzhambu
Vendhaya Kuzhambu / Masala Kara Kuzhambu
Thakkali kuzhambu/Tomato gravy
Easy tomato/thakkali kuzhambu without tamarind
Iyengar Milagu Kuzhambu/Pepper Kuzhambu
Easy Kara kuzhambu-Bachelor style

 Vendakkai kara kuzhambu
Lady's finger kara kuzhambu
Easy Manathakkali Vathal Kuzhambu
Poondu Kuzhambu/Garlic kuzhambu
Tirunelveli Puli Kuzhambu

 Pumpkin puli kuzhambu
Pumpkin puli kuzhambu

 Kondakadalai puli kuzhambu

 Karamani kuzhambu

 Mochakottai kathirikai kuzhambu

 Orange skin kuzhambu

 Drumstick puli kuzhambu

 Hotel style kara kuzhambu

 Cauliflower kuzhambu recipe
Cauliflower kuzhambu recipe

 Cabbage masala kuzhambu
Cabbage masala kuzhambu
Milagu Kuzhambu
Pakoda Kuzhambu
Karuvepilai Kuzhambu/Curry leaves gravy
Ennai Kathrikai kuzhambu/Brinjal gravy
Brinjal Masala Kuzhambu without tamarind
Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu
Raw mango vatha kuzhambu
Raw mango vatha Kuzhambu
Bitter gourd puli kuzhambu
Bitter gourd kuzhambu/ Chettinad Pavakkai kulambu
Vendhaya keerai kara kuzhambu
Vendhaya Keerai Kara Kuzhambu / Methi leaves Kuzhambu
Chettinad ennai kathirikai kuzhambu
Chettinad Ennai Kathirikai Kuzhambu
Pumpkin gravy
Brinjal Rasavangi
>Poosanaikai Rasavangi
Poosanikai Rasavangi / White Pumpkin gravy
Instant mor kuzhambu
Instant mor kuzhambu without coconut
Vazhaipoo kuzhambu/Banana flower gravy
Vazhaithandu kuzhambu
Vazhaithandu Kuzhambu/ Banana stem gravy
Yam gravy/Karunai kizhangu kuzhambu
Soya chunks gravy for rice n roti
Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu

Puli illa kari
Tirunelveli puli illa kari / Kuzhambu without tamarind
Ridge gourd gravy
Arachuvitta Vathakuzhambu
Mom's More kuzhambu
MIL's More Kuzhambu with vadai
Bittergourd Pitlai/Pavakkai Pitali
Andhra ridge gourd dal
Andhra Raw mango dal
Andhra Palak dal
Andhra Bittergourd gravy / Kakarakaya pulusu
Hitikida Avarekalu saaru
Avarekalu huli
Kerala Onam sadya sambar without coconut
Kerala varutharacha sambar
Kerala ulli sambar
Ulli theeyal
Kerala moru curry

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  1. Thanks for this awakening & I am starting with Homemade Sambar Powder. I have known that our Tamil food is very rich & full of varieties but never had the time & opporunity to explore. Your knowledge of Tamil culinary is unique. Keep your good work up.

    1. Thank u Sir,Do try our Tamil food.I am sure u will love it :)

  2. awesome..!! awesome!! lovely collection.. :)

  3. Awesome post Chitra!!!! Worth collecting....I have been making Sambar powder at home for last 7 years n use it in a couple of ways....but these 30 variations are just too good....will surely give it a try.

    1. Thanks a lot Preeti :) Try them n leave ur feedback here :)

  4. What a wonderful collection..Best collection so far.

  5. Superb collection Chitra.. Vil definitely try one by one..

  6. As mentioned pavakai pitlai is missing in the picture list

    1. Sorry,I will add it.Thanks for mentioning :)

  7. Hai chitra ,
    i am new for your web and ur collection is very nice and super, iwill try all the recipes and i will tell you that how it's coming so thank you. iam staying in kumbakonam. My wishes to you.

    1. Thank u :) I will be more happy to see your feedback :)

    2. Hi Chitra...good collections and do post some breakfast dishes also. childrens are getting bored with the usual dishes..idly, dosa..puri, pongal...etc.

    3. Thank u.I recently shared a breakfast collection but its idli dosa pongal poori only.Do u need bf recipes for kids ??

    4. Yes. We need break fast recipes badly. Kids are getting board with idli, dosa,pongal, semiya, upma.

    5. I will try to share some interesting recipes for kids.Thanks.

    6. Thanks a lot and more to make me relived of the fact ....What sambar/ kulambu for today? Awesome recipes.

  8. very good recipies... i tried ur murugakai sambar and it came out very welll... my family loved it.. thank u very much

  9. i tried ur,murugakai sambar.. it lovly thank u chitra.. add sum more bf dishes

    1. Thanks a lot for your feedback Jensi. I will try to add more breakfast recipes :)

  10. Mouth watering stuffs are here but hard to prepare

  11. Tried your puri recipe.came out as in hotel. Last time it was a utter flop.puri was not fluffy. After that saw your tips and At last got it.pls tel me what all pulses and legumes can be sprouted and how to do it.

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback :) You can make sprouts with green gram dal,peas etc.I will try to make a detailed post on how to make sprouts.Thanks

  12. Hi sis, all ur recipes are very helpful. Today im gonna to try poondu kolumbu. Thank u very much.

  13. Thank you.Share ur feedback :)

  14. Ur karakuzhambu makes me to feel different taste from my mom.
    Thanks to u in forth of my mom

  15. Hi Chitra ! Great kuzhambu recipes you shared for us many thanks to you . It would be great if you could share some yummy and tasty recipes for children also ? Thanks in advance

  16. Hi Chitra ! Great kuzhambu recipes you shared for us many thanks to you . It would be great if you could share some yummy and tasty recipes for children also ? Thanks in advance

    1. I have shared a list of recipes for kids lunch box. Please check it. Thanks 😊

  17. Nice Im trying bananaflower kulambu...

  18. Really very tasty,today I have tried milagu kulambu.superb

    1. Thanks for the feedback :) Glad to know !

  19. Woowww 😃.. Discovering dis site in 2019 today.. Thanz a lottt sis 😘.. very very helpful for me 😄


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