My final dish for Blogging Marathon #5 is a simple mezhukkupuratti made with payaru which is called yard long beans in English. Mezhukkupuratti is a very simple stir fry. Mezhukku stands for fat - usually oil and puratti means coated with or smeared with. So all you have to do to make a mezhukkupuratti is, cook the vegggies and then coat them with some oil(coconut, of course). Yard long beans are thin, long and pale green in colour. They grow abundantly in Kerala and are used to make mezhukkupuratti, thoran or olan. In Tamil, these beans are called karamani.
What you need:
Yard long beans
Cut the beans into one inch pieces. Add a little water and cook in the pressure cooker up to one whistle or microwave for about 7-8 minutes. Drain excess water.
Heat 2 tsp of coconut oil in a pan. The amount of oil you use will depend on how much cooked beans you have on hand. There should be enough oil to coat all the beans, but if you rub your fingers over the finished product, it shouldn't come off oily either. Add the cooked beans, salt and turmeric powder. Stir well and heat thoroughly.
Serve with rice.
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