Mezhukkupuratti is a typical style of blanching the vegetables in a chilli salt mixture and finally topping it with some oil and frying it. 'Mezhukku' means 'oil' in Malayalam & 'Puratti' means 'smear'...yes, that's it.... smearing oil on blanched vegetables and frying...You can prepare a mezhukkupuratti out of all the beans variety,and vegetables like raw banana etc.It is again the easiest way(suitable for Bachelor cooking)of preparing a veg side dish.
Payar(Indian Runner Beans/Cow pea beans)-250g
Red chilli powder-3/4tsp
Coconut oil-1tbsp(any cooking oil can be used)
Cut the beans into 3/4inch long pieces.Add green chilli,chilli powder, turmeric, and salt. Blanch it adding just enough water. Once the water has almost completely evaporated,add coconut oil.Stir it for a couple of minutes.Mezhukkupuratti is ready.
Here is another interesting recipe for cow pea beans from another co-blogger.