Sunday, May 4, 2008

How to make Mezhukku Purattiyathu

Mezhukku Purattiyathu
You will need:
1. 2 cups yam, peeled and chopped into 1” pieces
2. 4 cups water
3. Salt to taste
4. 2 dsp button onions
5. 3 dry red chillies
6. A few peppercorns
7. 6 garlic cloves
8. A few curry leaves
9. 2 dsp refined vegetable oil

1. Wash the yam piece twice, drain and cook in 4 cups boiling water. Add salt after the yam is cooked. Drain off the excess water.
2. Crush ingredients 4 to 8. Heat oil in a pan. Add the crushed ingredients. Saute well.
3. Add the cooked yam pieces and mix gently. When the pieces are well coated, remove from heat. Serve hot.

Vegetables like green plantain or beans can also be used instead of yam.

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