Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti

As I mentioned in my previous post, todays post is a token of respect to my MIL. So I am posting her signature recipe - vazhakkai mezhukkupuratti - stir fry with raw plantain.

Mezhukkupuratti is yet another wonderful Kerala (South India) recipe which means coated with oil. 
 Raw Banana is cooked and tossed with onion-garlic-red chili coarse paste and then seasoned with coconut oil and other seasoning. Very flavorful dish and goes very well with Pulissery.


Raw Banana 3 Medium Size
Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste

For Grinding: 
Shallots (Baby onions) 5-6
Garlic Cloves 3
Red Chilli 2

For Seasoning: 
Coconut Oil 3 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves Few


  • Peel and chop the raw banana into cubes and soak them in water till we are ready cook. Soaking in water avoids de-colorisation. 
  • In a mixer jar, add garlic, onion and red chili and pulse them once or twice just to crush them coarsely. If you have mortal & pestal you can use that to crush them. Set this crushed spice mixture aside
  • Keep a sauce pan in flame and add the cubed raw banana. Add salt and turmeric powder along with water to soak the banana and cook them till they are soft and also little firm. The raw banana should not be mushy. Once the raw banana is cooked, strain any excess water and set it aside
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add torn curry leaves and then add the crushed spice mixture and saute them nicely in oil till the raw smell goes off
  • Once the raw smell of the spice mixture goes off, add the cooked raw banana and toss it gently with the spice mixture and seasoning. Do it gently and do not mash the raw banana
  • Finally Garnish with 1 more teaspoon of coconut oil and switch off the flame
  • The Tasty and flavor rich Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti is now ready to serve!


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