Vazhakkai (Raw banana) Mezhukkupuratti is a traditional Kerala dish. This delicious dish is also part of Onam Sadya. Raw Banana is cooked and tossed with onion-garlic-red chili coarse paste and then seasoned with coconut oil and other seasoning. Very flavorful dish and goes very well with Pulissery.




Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryPoriyal
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry
Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry 

Ingredients:

Raw Banana3 Medium Size
Turmeric Powder1/4 Teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
SaltTo taste

For Grinding:
Shallots (Baby onions)5-6
Garlic Cloves3
Red Chilli2

For Seasoning:
Coconut Oil1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 Teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew

Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry
Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry 

Method:
  1. Peel and chop the raw banana into cubes and soak them in water till we are ready cook. Soaking in water avoids de-colorisation. 
  2. In a mixer jar, add garlic, onion and red chili and pulse them once or twice just to crush them coarsely. If you have mortal & pestal you can use that to crush them. Set this crushed spice mixture aside
  3. Keep a sauce pan in flame and add the cubed raw banana. Add salt and turmeric powder along with water to soak the banana and cook them till they are soft and also little firm. The raw banana should not be mushy. Once the raw banana is cooked, strain any excess water and set it aside
  4. Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add torn curry leaves and then add the crushed spice mixture and saute them nicely in oil till the raw smell goes off
  5. Once the raw smell of the spice mixture goes off, add the cooked raw banana and toss it gently with the spice mixture and seasoning. Do it gently and do not mash the raw banana
  6. Finally Garnish with 1 more teaspoon of coconut oil and switch off the flame
  7. The Tasty and flavor rich Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti is now ready to serve!
  8. Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry
    Vazhakkai Mezhukkupuratti | Kerala Style Raw Banana Stir Fry 

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