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Mezhukkupuratti/Upperi

You can use Beans/Carrot/Snow peas/Asparagus/potato/etc. - 3/4 lbs.
Cut them into small pieces (grate carrot/beetroot - optional).

  • onion - 1/3, cut into small pieces.
  • crushed chilli (red chilli) - 3/4 spoon.
  • oil, salt
  • (mustard seeds and curry leaves are optional)
  • (You can use garlic if you like; crush them)
Heat oil, add mustard seeds (if you are using it), then add onion (and garlic if you are using it), stir until it turns light brown, add salt, and then crsushed chilli; stir well for a while until the chilli is well fried (mookkunnathuvare).
Then add veg., stir well, cover it and cook in a low flame, and it is ready!
(You can cook parippu [split peas]/cherupayar [mung dal]/vanpayar [puna dal?]/kadala/etc. too the same way.
First you have to cook (boil) them, and add salt to it when cooked.
Also to the split peas and cherupayar, you can add 1/2 cup of shredded coconut, after frying crushed chilli, if you like.
When cooking kadala, you can add a teaspoon of garam masala too if you like, after adding crushed chilli.)