Achinga Payar Mezhukupiratti

Yields: 5 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 35 Mins

Mezhukupiratti is a Kerala dish that often finds its place in the Onam sadhya. This simple side uses very minimal spices, yet gives a strong flavor and taste to the dish. Mezhukupiratti is often made with vegetables like green bananas(Vazha mezhukupiratti), Yam ( Chenai Mezhukupiratti), Ivy gourd ( Kovaikkai Mezhukupiratti) Long beans (Achanga Payir Mezhukupiratti). Other vegetables like beans, Ivy gourd, and beans may also be used. In this recipe, I have used Achinga payir or long beans or kai karamani. Long beans are rich in protein and are also called snake beans due to their length. This Mezhukupiratti tastes great and can be paired with a simple parippu curry or curd rice. Do try this and leave your comments.


0/10 Ingredients
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0/6 Instructions
  • Clean the long beans and remove the ends. Chop into 1/4 inch length size and measure one cup of them.
  • Heat a pan and add coconut oil to it. Once it simmers, add mustard seeds and urad dhal. Let them splutter, add curry leaves, and saute a min.
  • Add the chopped long beans along with turmeric powder and saute for 3 mins. Add about 1/4 cup of water and cover with a lid. Let it cook for about 5 – 7 mins.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixer coarse grind the small onions, garlic, and red chili flakes together.
  • Open the lid and add the required salt along with the crushed onion-garlic mixture.
  • Saute them in a medium-high flame until all the water is evaporated in about 3 mins. Transfer to a serving container and serve with a simple parippu curry or curd rice.


  • Make sure the small onions and garlic are coarsely grounded. You can also use a mortar and pestle to do this.
  •  Long beans can be replaced with green banana, beans, yam too.
  •  Use coconut oil for that subtle traditional flavor.
  • You can also steam the long beans previously and then add the onion-garlic mix for easy cooking.

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