Ethakka/Kaaya/Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti (Stir fried Raw Banana)
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The literal translation of the word ‘mezhukkupuratti’ would be ‘oil-coated’. In other words, Stir fry. Ethakka/Kaaya/Vazhakka Mezhupuratti can be made with two types of raw banana. One is the Nendran variety and the other one is known as Njaalippoovan/ Yalakki. The reason for using these varieties is because they tend to be firmer when cooked, as compared to the rest. Personally, I prefer to make this dish using Njaalippoovan as I find it tastier. But due to non-availability of the raw njaalippoovan here in Bangalore, I compromise 😊
Here’s the picture of the Nendran variety Banana, which was used to prepare the dish.