Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kaya - Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti / Raw Banana and Long Beans Stir Fry

Kaaya Achinga payaru Mezhukkupuratti
Recipe for Kaya -Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti /Raw Banana and Long Beans Stir-fry
Preparation time: 15 min, Cooking Time: 15 min, Serves: 4

Ingredients :
Pacha kaya / Raw banana: 1 Large, Cut into small pieces 
Achinga Payaru/ Long beans: 20, 1-inch pieces (Long beans comes in a bundle mostly. So use Half of it)
Cheriya Ulli/Shallots: 5, thinly sliced
Garlic cloves: 2, Thinly sliced
Turmeric powder: 1/4tsp
Idicha mulaku / Crushed chilli flakes: 1tsp (You can add more according to your spice level)
Curry leaves: 2springs
Coconut oil: 2tbsp

Directions to make Kaya Achinga payar Mezhukkupuratti

1. In a shallow sauce pan/ cooking vessel, add the Kaya/Raw banana and Achinga payaru/ Long beans along with 1/2 Cup water, turmeric powder, and salt. Cover and cook till the veggies are done, Approximately 15min in medium flame. (Tip: It is very important that you take the same quantity of Achinga payaru and Kaya to make the mezhukkupuratti / Stir fry. )

2. Heat coconut oil in an iron skillet / cheenachatti and add the chopped shallots, garlic and curry leaves. Stir-fry it very well and add the crushed chili flakes. Saute for a minute and add the cooked raw banana and long beans.

3. Combine well and stir fry till the water is evaporated. Serve hot with Kerala Matta rice, Yogurt, Mango pickle and pappadam.

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