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Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti

Easy Kerala style long beans stir fry.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 – 30 minutes
Serves: 3 to 4 people

  1. Achinga payar/Long beans,cut into 1.5″ long pieces- 2 cups( see notes)
  2. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  3. Green chilies,cut vertically-1 or 2 nos( or to taste)
  4. Onion,sliced- 3/4 to 1 cup(see notes)
  5. Garlic,finely chopped-2 cloves
  6. Curry leaves- few
  7. Coconut pieces-1 or 2 tbsp
  8. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  9. Red chili powder-1/2 to 3/4 tsp(or to taste)
  10. Curry leaves-few
  11. Salt-to taste
  12. Oil- as required
  13. Water- as required


  • Cook achinga payar/long beans,along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder,green chilies ,salt to taste and just enough water for about 8 to 10 minutes.Keep aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan.Add onion,garlic ,curry leaves and coconut pieces.Saute until onion turns golden.

  • Reduce flame to low,add  turmeric powder and red chili powder.Saute for about a minute.

  • Add cooked achinga payar/long beans and stir well.Add more salt,if required.Saute for few minutes over medium flame.
  • Serve with rice.
  • Notes:

    • For mature beans,slit them open and use only the seeds.
    • Adjust the quantity of onion according to your taste.You can also use shallots instead of onion ,for a better flavor.

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    November 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Hi :)..just wanted to say u r suooooooper talented gal !!! your pics,props,styling,ur recipes rocks !! :)…this is one of my fave Mezhukkupuratti …adipoli!!!

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    November 20, 2013 at 4:55 am

    super shots.. Love the pics..

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    November 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Looks so colorful and delicious.. healthy too!!

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    November 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    i like this mezhukku puratti. so tasty and healthy without coconut

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    June 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I'm a bit unclear about the first step – are the beans to be boiled? Or just pan-cooked with some water?

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      June 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Vidya,
      You have to boil the beans with about 1/2 cup water…

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