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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mezhaku Varati - Long Beans Fry

Paithangai Mezhaku Varati in Malayalam. This is very tasty curry prepared with coconut oil. This is famous in Kerala.

Paithangai(Long Beans) - 1/4 kg
Dry Red chilli - 2nos
Coconut oil - 2 tspns
Urad dal - 1tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn

Preparation Method
Wash and cut Paithangai into 1inch long pieces.
Heat a kadai, put coconut oil, mustard and wait till it splutters, now add urad dal and wait till it turns brown. Add dry red chilli and fry for a minute.
Add chopped Paithangai and little water. It will take long time to cook. Keep an eye on water add if required until it cooks well. Keep in medium flame.
Sprinkle salt and close a lid. Stir occasionally.
Once the vegetable is cooked with no water left.

Paithangai Poriyal is ready.

Notes : If you are not used to cook with coconut oil. Can cook in normal cooking oil and just add a drop of coconut oil at the end for flavour.


radha on March 24, 2011 at 3:18 PM said...

Hi..!!! Its simply good.
Thank You :-)

Saraswathi Iyer on March 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM said...

Thanks Radha for your comment.

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