Monday, 6 June 2011

Beans Mezhukkupuratti (Kerala Beans Stir-fry)




This is one of the most easiest preparations of vegetable and it easily goes with plain rice. Mezhukku puratti in malayalam literally means ‘smeared in oil’. Mezhukkupuratti can be made with different vegetables like beetroot, carrot, raw plantains, yam, potatoes,brinjal etc but with slight variations depending on the vegetables. This recipe is minimally adapted from my one of my favourite books on kerala recipes ‘Lalitha Pachakam’ by Nikhila Govind.


Beans Mezhukkupuratti (Kerala Beans Stir-fry)
Cooking time : ¬10-12 minutes

Ingredients:

2 ½ - 2 ¾ cups, 300g French beans washed and cut into 1” pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped onion, a small onion
¾ teaspoon Black mustard seeds
2 Tablespoon coconut oil (Can substitute with veg.oil, but it is not authentic and the flavour would differ slightly)
1-2 Green chilli slit into 2
2 twigs curry leaves
2 dry red chillies crushed
3-4 garlic cloves finely chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)
Salt to taste
¼ cup – 1/3 cup water

Preparations:

1. Heat oil in a saucepan or wok. When smoking hot, add mustard seeds. As soon as they splutter, throw in curry leaves and red chilli flakes. Sauté for few seconds making sure not to burn them.

2. Reduce the heat and add in chopped onions, garlic and green chillies. Sauté until onions and garlic go soft. Add turmeric powder and sauté for few seconds.

3. Add in the cut beans and salt. Stir well. Add enough water, cover and cook on low flame until the beans are cooked and water is all absorbed. Serve hot alongside rice. You can also add a handful of coconut slices while sautéing the onions if you like them.

I am sending Beans Mezhukkupuratty to Kerala Kitchen event started by Rose of Magpiesrecipes.

19 comments:

Chitra said...

i love veggie stir fries like this ur beans looks so crisp and yummy...

Prathibha said...

I loved that bowl..the sabzi looks perfect in it..:)

Priti said...

Quick n easy ...nice clicks

Nisha said...

Nice clicks.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sure yum with sambar rice...clicks are so nice

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. looks yummy and tempting.. I love this recipe prathibha.. lovely clicks as usual !!
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ente pachakasala said...

wow mezhukkupuratti adipoli falafel also superb ente fav anu falafel but never tried at home..urs come out perfectly i msd 3-4 posting of urs..will check soon

ente pachakasala said...

wow mezhukkupuratti adipoli falafel also superb ente fav anu falafel but never tried at home..urs come out perfectly i msd 3-4 posting of urs..will check soon

Biny Anoop said...

nice beans stir fry...easy and yummy dats wat i think abt it....

Priya said...

Simply delicious and wonderful looking stir fry..fabulous clicks as ever..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

I too prepare beans in a similar way.. lovely clicks..
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Sarah Naveen said...

love this ..looks perfect shabs!!! ichira choru kayikkan thonnunnu

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is a delicious look beans fry, never cooked with coconut oil before.

divya said...

Slurp !! Awesome recipe. wonderful clicks..

Plateful said...

Wonderful side dish with rice! Have you tried this with with red moong beans -- it's even more tasty.

Aa pathram adipoli...enikkee kochu kochu kanaan nalla bangiyulla pathrangal bayagara ishtamaa :)

Shabs.. said...

Thanks to all for ur time and comments:)You all r truly an inspiration.
Love,
shabs.

JishasKitchen said...

ethu ende fav aanu..choorinde koode super ayirikkum, urappu...nice clicks too..:)

Fathima said...

Looks great, reminds me of sharing my lunch box in college with my classmates.

Fathima

hari shankar said...

Wonderful way to make Beans..Took only 15 mins to prepare & My Friends simply loved it!!! Looking forward to More such dishes...

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