Saturday, 3 November 2012

Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti

Mezhukkupuratti is a term in Malayalam which means “smeared in oil”. It is one of the most delicious dishes that goes well with rice. It is one of the simplest and easiest recipe and ideal for people who are in a hurry. The ingredients would most probably be available at home and the dish can be prepared in 10 minutes.

Mezhukkupuratti can be made from various vegetables like beans, chena (yam), brinjal, lady’s finger, bitter gourd etc.. I tried this with raw banana.

Vazhakka (raw banana) – 300 grams
Green chillies – 2 nos
Garlic (chopped) – 2 pods
Onion (chopped) – 50 grams

To temper
Oil (preferably coconut) – 10 grams
Mustard – 10 grams
Red chilly flakes – 10 grams
Curry leaves

Turmeric powder and Salt to taste

  • Cut the Vazhakka into small cubes.
  • In a kadai, pour oil and add mustard. Once the mustard splutters add the chilly flakes, garlic, onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Stir for about 2 minutes, then add the chopped vazhakka. Add turmeric powder and salt.
  • Sprinkle a handful of water. Cover and cook in low flame. The vazhakka should get cooked in about 5 minutes.

Serve hot with rice.  You can also cook this without the garlic and onions (Brahmin style).

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