Kaya (Vazhakka) Mezhukkupuratti
 Recipe for Kerala Style Plantain Stir Fry | Raw Banana Stir Fry | Kaya Mezhukkupuratti | Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti  – a most delicious preparation using raw bananas, a must have in the Onam Sadya spread.
Servings Prep Time
2serving 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2serving 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 1 banana / cooking banana plantainlarge raw /
  • 1/4tsp turmeric
  • 3/4tsp salt
  • 2 – 3tbsps coconutfresh (for garnish)
to grind to a coarse paste
for tempering
  1. Peel and dice the plantain.
  2. Bring 3 cups water to a boil with turmeric and salt. Add diced plantain to this and simmer for 6-7 minutes until the plantain is nearly cooked. Keep a watch on this as different varieties may have different cooking times. This should not turn into a mush. Drain in a colander and keep aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small mixer jar, grind the red chillies, shallots and garlic to a coarse paste.
  4. In a pan, heat coconut oil. Add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add the curry leaves and stir for few seconds.
  5. Add the ground paste and stir on high flame for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the cooked plantain to this and toss gently until coated with spices.
  7. Garnish with fresh coconut and serve hot with rice and Kerala Sambar.
Recipe Notes

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