Achinga or payar Mezhukkupuratti

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  1. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsps.
  2. Garlic – 1 big clove, minced
  3. Onion – 1 cup, finely chopped
  4. Red chilly powder – 3/4 to 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp.
  6. Salt – 3/4 tsp.
  7. Water – 1/4 cup
  8. Achingapayar – 3 cups, cut into 1/2″ long pieces


  1. Cook the achingapayar in a pressure cooker adding 3/4 tsp. of salt and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for 5 minutes after the first whistle.
  2. Heat the coconut oil & add the mustard seeds. Allow them to pop. Stir in the onions and garlic. Fry till they turn almost brown in color.
  3. Add the red chilly powder & the turmeric powder. Cook on low heat for a minute.
  4. Add the cooked payar  & stir fry on medium high heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with rice.
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