Carrot Kaya Mezhukkupuratti |Easy Kerala Style Vegetarian Side Dish

Web 2 Carrot Kaya Mezhukkupuratti Easy Kerala Style Vegetarian Side Dish

Carrot Kaya Mezhukkupuratti or Carrot Kaya Upperi is a very easy vegetarian dish, best suitable for serving as a side dish for rice. Carrot and Green Plantains are stir fried in low flame along with shallots, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder, dry red chillies and curry leaves.


  1. Carrot – 1 cup, diced
  2. Unripe Plantain (Pachakaya) – 1 cup, diced
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp (adjust according to your spice level)
  5. Shallots – 1/2 cup, sliced
  6. Garlic – 6 cloves, finely chopped
  7. Dry red chillies – 3 numbers
  8. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  9. Coconut oil – 3 tbsp
  10. Salt – as required
  1. Heat coconut oil in a kadai. Add dry red chillies, garlic, shallots, curry leaves.
  2. Fry the shallots till golden brown.
  3. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Keep the flame in low. Do not burn chilli powder.
  4. Add carrot and mix well.
  5. When the carrots are almost half cooked, add the unripe plantain. This is because the plantain gets cooked faster than the carrots. [Tip: Sprinkle some water, if you feel that it is too dry.]
  6. Cover and cook in a low flame. Stir in between.

Enjoy! 🙂

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