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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Payaru mezhukkupuratti (Yard long beans stir fry)

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
Salt
Turmeric powder
Coconut oil

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.
Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me  Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Me, Kaveri, Pavani,Seven Days of Indian Sweets:Gayathri, Priya Suresh,Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali, Suma, PJ Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: KalyaniSummer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli

15 comments:

Priya said...

Quite a different and easy stir fry,delicious..

Aarthi said...

simple yet delicious

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very tasty dish and a quick make too.

Harini said...

I am surprised that there is no seasoning, no spices. I would definitely add some :)

Jayashree said...

@Harini, you will be amazed at how good this tastes even without any spices in it. You must try it this way once to see how good it is.
There is a version we make with spices....I'll post that next time I get these beans....which tastes very different from this.

kaveri said...

Love Payaru Mezhukkuperatti...It's been a long time since I had these..No good Payaru available these days...So usually go for Vazhakkai Chenai Mezhukkuperatti

Archana Vivek said...

Jay, is this avarakai? Nice and simple

jayasree said...

I love mezhukuparattis, particularly made in iron kadais on slow fire.

vaishali sabnani said...

sometimes ,some dishes do taste good without any spices...this seems to be one of those:)

Suparna said...

The most healthiest version ever...would like to try ur recipe

Jayashree said...

@Arch, no it is not avarakka....it is karamani.
@Suparna, do try it out.

Pavani said...

Such a simple dish. I love dishes with minimum ingredients and this sounds just perfect.

Apu said...

Looks yummy!! I get these beans during the summer in the local farmers. They have such a lovely flavour!!

lata raja said...

Payaru is protien rich and hence mezhukku puratti does not need anything more, is what I am told. Is that why you make them this way? A very simple side dish!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious and quick one.