Friday, September 5, 2014

Beans mezhukkupuratti | Onam sadhya recipes

Beans mezhukkupuratti is an authentic side dish from Kerala. As Onam is nearing we enjoy everyday a sadya recipe. This is a simple dish with wonderful flavor of shallots and garlic with coconut oil and curry leaves. Without curry leaves flavor there is no Kerala recipe.

  • Beans - 2 cups, chopped 1 cm long
  • Salt - to taste

To grind:
  • Shallots -5
  • Garlic pods - 3
  • Grated coconut - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly - 1
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp

To temper:

  • Coconut oil - 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5
  • Asafoetida - a pinch

Wash and clean the edges of beans and cut into 1 cm long. Heat a pan with water and add the chopped beans with salt and cook till soft. Remove the excess water through a strainer and keep aside. Use the water in sambhar or rasam.
In a blender grind all the items given under 'to grind' coarsely. Do not make into a paste. Heat a pan with coconut oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. 
Add the coarse paste and saute till the raw smell goes in a low-medium flame. Add the cooked beans and combine well. Switch it off after 3 minutes.
The final dish should be a little moist and not too dry.


Vimitha Anand said...

I love this with some rasam. comfort food.

Veena Theagarajan said...

I love this version of beans .. so yum!

Hema said...

Very tasty side dish, nicely done..

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