Sometimes, even though we don't have any vegetables in stock, we have to cook. I make vengaya sambar, mocha kottai kuzhambu or mor kuzhambu with vadai or paruppu urundai kuzhambu. But for side dish? Appala kootu will be a great idea as side. I did the same last week. I had no veggies in my fridge and made Sukku kuzhambu and appala kootu for our lunch. Sometimes I will feel like emptying the veggies fully and then buy the next batch. So this menu was perfect last week. Appala kootu is quite new to me until I heard it from Raji, have heard appala kuzhambu, but this was new to me. This can be perfect for spicy kuzhambu varieties. We loved it, as it had a different texture and flavour!
Serve as a side for any spicy and tangy kuzhambu like kara kuzhambu, poondu kuzhambu or pepper kuzhambu. We had with Sukku kuzhambu