Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Payar Mezhukkupuratti


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
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Green chilli-2(slitted)
Coconut oil-1tbsp(any cooking oil can be used)
Salt-as required


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.
  • Vaishali


    Der Ozzman said...

    geez, your site makes me hungry!

    Sumitha said...

    One of my favourite mezhukkupuratti,I love payar thoran too!

    indianadoc said...

    >you are welcome to have some.... virtual feasting!!
    >I too love most of the mezhukkupuratti varieties...quick and simple...