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
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
  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)
  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
  3. Crush the Shallots and Red Chilli together and add Curry leaves also into it.
  4. Heat Oil in a frying pan
  5. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and crushed Shallots along with Red Chilli and Curry leaves and stir it well
  6. When the colour of this mix turns into golden, add the Vaazhakkaaya pieces
  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
  8. Close the frying pan with a plate and allow to cook the mix for about 20 minutes or as necessary
  9. When the mix is cooked well, put off the stove and change the Mezhukkupuratti (Upperi) into a serving plate
  10. Pachhappayar and Vaazhakkaya Mezhukkupuratti is ready and it can be served with Poori/Chappathi or as a side dish for lunch/dinner