Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe - Kerala Style Stir Fried Beans

The Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe is a simple stir fry of beans along with a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. This delicious sabzi can be served along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar and Kerala Red rice for an authentic Kerala style meal.

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The Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe is a delicious dish where the beans are tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, cooked with onion slices and finished with turmeric powder, pepper powder which adds a beautiful mild flavours to the beans.

Mezhukkupuratti means stir fry in Malayalam. There are many kinds of stir fries that forms a part of the Kerala meal, however using French Beans is the most common stir fries which is had by the malayalis on an everyday basis. The beans are a healthy source of vitamins and fibre, that's the reason its regular inclusion in our diets is necessary.

Serve the Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe (Kerala Style Stir Fried Beans) along with Kerala Red or White Rice, Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe, and Elai Vadam for a simple yet delicious Kerala inspired weeknight dinner.

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Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


4 Servings


  • 300 grams Green beans (French Beans) , cut into inch long pieces
  • 2 Onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe - Kerala Style Stir Fried Beans

  1. To begin making the Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe (Kerala Poriyal), wash and discard the ends of the french beans. Cut them into inch long pieces and keep aside.

  2. Place the beans in a pressure cooker, add two tablespoon of water and sprinkle some salt. Pressure cook the beans for just one whistle and turn off the heat.

  3. Release the pressure immediately from the pressure cooker by running it under cold water, to prevent the beans from getting over cooked and losing its green color.

  4. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add the curry leaves and let it splutter. 

  5. Once the curry leaves have spluttered, add the onions and saute the onions until they are tender.

  6. Add the steamed beans, turmeric powder, pepper powder, season with salt, mix well and stir fry the Beans Mezhukkupuratti for a couple of minutes. 

  7. Check the salt to taste and adjust accordingly. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the Beans Mezhukkupuratti to a serving bowl. 

  8. Serve the Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe (Kerala Beans Poriyal) along with Kerala Red or White Rice, Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe, and Elai Vadam for a simple yet delicious Kerala inspired weeknight dinner.