Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti

yet another wonderful Kerala (South India) recipe which means coated with oil.The vegetables are boiled with little water and tossed with seasoned oil

Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti

yet another wonderful Kerala (South India) recipe which means coated with oil.The vegetables are boiled with little water and tossed with seasoned oil

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 09 Jul 2015

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20 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

  • Cowpea
    green (Pachappayar) - 250 Gms
    Plantain (Vaazhakkaaya) - 1 – 2 Nos.
    Shallots - 10 Nos
    Red Chilli - 1 – 2 Nos.
    Turmeric Powder - ½ tspn
    Red Chilli Powder - 1 – 2 tsns
    Salt - To taste
    Curry leaves - 5 Nos.
    Coconut/Refined oil - 3 tspns

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 1

Open the Pachhappayar (Cowpea, green) and take the seeds out and keep them in a plate. (if there is any tender pachhappayar, then cut it into small pieces as shown in the picture)

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Step 2 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 2

Remove the skin of the Vaazhakkaaya (Plantain) slightly and cut them into small pieces and keep those pieces in normal water to clean them

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Step 3 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 3

Crush the Shallots and Red Chilli together and add Curry leaves also into it.

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Step 4 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 4

Heat Oil in a frying pan

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Step 5 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 5

Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and crushed Shallots along with Red Chilli and Curry leaves and stir it well

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Step 6 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 6

When the colour of this mix turns into golden, add the Vaazhakkaaya pieces

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Step 7 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 7

Then add the Pachhappayar (cowpea, green) also into this mix along with required quantity of Salt and water and stir it for 2 -3 minutes

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Step 8 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 8

Close the frying pan with a plate and allow to cook the mix for about 20 minutes or as necessary

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Step 9 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 9

When the mix is cooked well, put off the stove and change the Mezhukkupuratti (Upperi) into a serving plate

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Step 10 Pachapayar Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Step 10

Pachhappayar and Vaazhakkaya Mezhukkupuratti is ready and it can be served with Poori/Chappathi or as a side dish for lunch/dinner

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