Kaya - Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti / Raw Banana and Long Beans aka Asparagus Beans Stir-fry

Raw Banana and Long Beans Stir Fry..tasty? Possible ! Try this recipe out.

This has been lying in my draft for long time. I made them even yesterday and thought it's high time, I brought it to you. 

I always think of my friend M, whenever I make this Mezhukkupuratti / Stir fry, for it used to be our staple fav side once upon a time..So this post is dedicated to her :) 'M' Hope you reading this..

This stir fry is super easy and addictively-good.! Just toss with a little oil, add a few spices and cook it...So easy, so good...Check it out!
Recipe for Kaya -Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti /Raw Banana and Long Beans aka Asparagus Beans Stir-fry

  Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  Cooking Time : 15 minutes
  Serves : 4

Ingredients :

Long Beans / Achinga Payar : 1/2 cup (cut into small pieces)
Raw Banana /Pacha Kaya: 1/2 cup (cut into small cubes)
Shallots /Small Red Onion /Cheriya Ulli : 5 (crushed)
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Chilly Flakes : 1 tsp or your spice level
Curry Leaves : few
Coconut oil or Any cooking oil : 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation :

1. In a cooking vessel/pan, add pachakaya /raw banana cubes and achinga payar /long beans with little water along with turmeric powder and salt, cover bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
2. When the pieces turn soft, uncover and keep on low fire till the water evaporates completely.
3. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add crushed shallots/small onion and saute for couple of minutes, when they turns to light pink in color, add crushed red chilli flakes and curry leaves and saute for a minute.
4. Add the cooked long beans & banana pieces; combine well and saute it on low fire for 5 minutes.
5. Serve hot with rice and Enjoy!

I perfer coconut oil for Mezhukkupuratti , since the coconut oil gives the dish a very unique flavor and taste.

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Achinga Payar /Pacha Payar Mezhukkupuratti /Long Beans Stir Fry
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Pavakka /Kaypakka Mezhukkupuratti /Bitter Gourd Stir Fry
Thamara Valayam Mezhukkupuratti /Lotus Root Stir Fry

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Happy Cooking!


  1. This is such a yummy one...I would love to try it..U have made perfectly Dear..Bookmarking it..


  2. Thats a super tempting combo,am loving it.

  3. Perfect combo..yummy side dish,adipoli

  4. healthy and tasty stire nice combo

  5. Wow thats a super delicious and wonderful combo.....yummy

  6. Nice and healthy combination.. looks absolutely inviting.. awesome shots too :)
    Indian Cuisine

  7. this is my fav...my moms make them always..love it..looks adipoly...

  8. lovely stirfry...........best combo

  9. wow very nice combo...luv the clicks...

  10. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
    Uma@Trendy Relish

  11. Nice combination of ingredients, will give it a try.

  12. Looks delicious..! You are amongst the first food blogs I got introduced to. it is my pleasure to invite you to my first blog event plus giveaway - Valentines Special. Do check it out and be a part of it. Would be great if you were there..!

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  13. Thanks all for the feedback :-) Really appreciate it.

    @ Aarthi..Yes it's yummy ! do try and let me know about your feedback :-)

  14. Anonymous1:09 PM

    It is an awesome receipe. i tried it today and it came well. the taste of crushed red chilli and shallots fried in oil to the achinga-kaya gave a real nadan taste. i tried in canola oil. if it was coconut oil, the taste will be more. After a long time, I got real kerala nadan taste in USA.


    1. Hi Navya, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe and that they turned out so well for you! Thanks for returning to leave a comment!


  15. I tried this recipe and it came out well Thanks so much for sharing!


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