Friday, August 29, 2014

Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe - Kerala Style Beans Stir Fry

Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe
Beans Mezhukkupuratti is one of menu items in onam sadya.I got the recipe from my friend Keerthi and I tried it last week served it with with paruppu curry, olan and rice and it was a mini sadya for us :) Mezhupuratti is a kerala style simple stir fry where the vegetables are blanched and then blended with onion garlic paste seasoned with coconut oil.'Mezhukku' means 'oil' in Malayalam & 'Puratti' means 'smear' so that explains it all.

Mezhukkupuratti can be made with many vegetables but the popular ones being Beans, Kaya(Raw Banana),Chena(Elephant Yam),Carrot,Achinga Payar(Long Beans)  etc.

Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Kerala

French Beans - 1 and 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste

To grind to a coarse paste:

Small Onion - 6
Garlic Pearls - 3 big sized
Red Chilli - 1
Turmeric powder - a pinch

To temper:

Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a small sprig


  1. Wash beans, trim the edges and chop them into 1/2 cm length pieces.Cook covered with enough water and salt until just cooked.Set aside.Grind the ingredients listed under ' to grind' to a slightly coarse paste,Set aside.How to make beans mezhukkupuratti - Step1
  2. In  a pan drizzle coconut oil add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add the onion paste and saute.Add required salt.How to make beans mezhukkupuratti - Step2
  3. Saute till raw smell completely leaves - drizzle little more oil of the masala becomes too dry.Then add cooked beans and toss it well.Saute for just 3 mins until the masalas coat well with beans.It shouldnt be dry, it should be slightly moist so switch off acordingly.How to make beans mezhukkupuratti - Step3
Serve hot / warm with rice and dal or with any variety rice.

My Notes:

  • Dont add more water while cooking beans, Cook covered till the water is completely absorbed by the veggie.
  • I made with french beans, you can use long beans too.
  • Remove the fiber part before chopping the beans.
  • Tempering with coconut oil is must for this recipe.
  • Add cooked beans only the masalas raw smell completely leaves.
  • Dont cook for more time after beans is added just toss around.
  • The final dish should be moist and should have a glossy finish, it should not be dry.
Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


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