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Chena Mezhukkupuratti Recipe

Chena Mezhukkupuratti is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Pressure Cook Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • For chena / yam:
  • 150 g - chena (yam), gently peel off the outer skin, wash thoroughly and cut it into 1/4 - inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup - water (Indian standard measuring cup of 1cup / 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt (or to taste)
  • In a pressure boil chena cubes with water (just to cover chena) and salt to taste. Bring to pressure cooker on high heat for 2 quick whistles. Allow the cooker to cool naturally. Open the cooker and check the texture of chena. If it's cooked well, that's fine. Or cook again for another 2 quick whistles (adjust water too).
  • For seasoning:
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 3/4 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • How to Make Chena Mezhukkupuratti:

    1. In a pan or karahi, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add boiled chena cubes and adjust salt to taste.
    2. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 - 12 minutes until spices well coated on chena.
    3. Serve as a side dish with rice and other accompaniments.
    4. Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World


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