Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Plantain & Beans Fry / Ethakaya Beans Mezhukupuratti

.. also known as 'Ethakaya Beans Mezhukupuratti', this dish is very tasty and easy to make.

Things you will need:

Green Beans- 0.5 lb ; cut into bite-size pieces
Raw Banana/Plantains- 2 ; peeled and cut into small cubes
Red Whole chillies- 3 or 4
Onion- 1 large;diced
Curry Leaves
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red Chilli powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp
Green Chillies- 3 or 4 ; slit in half lengthwise
Oil- 2 tbsp

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
Now add onion , green chillies,curry leaves and red whole chillies.
Once onion is brown in color,add turmeric powder and red chilli powder until the raw smell is gone.
Turn the heat to medium-high and add plantain pieces and stir.
Cover the pan and cook for 3 mins. Stir occassionally.
Now add the green beans,salt and cook covered in low-medium heat.
Stir well and make sure there is no water content in the pan.
Do a taste test and add salt if necessary.

Plantain Beans Fry or 'Ethakaya Beans Mezhukupuratti' can now be served with steamed rice and Sambhar or Mambazha Pulissery.


  1. Mezhukupuratti sounds goods, nice comb....

  2. Never tried plantain with beans,sounds yummm...

  3. platain with beans thats different,I cook plaintain on its own but will surely try this .Thanks awesome blog you have here.Added you to my blog roll.


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