Urulakizhangu and Kaya Mezhukkupuratti (Potato and Raw Banana Stir Fry)

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Cook potato and raw banana separately, with salt. heat oil and splutter mustard. Add sliced onions, salt and curry leaves. Cook till the onions start changing the colour.

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Add minced/crushed garlic and cook for 2-3 mins. Add all the masala powders and cook till the oil starts appearing.

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Add water and let it boil. Add cooked potato and raw banana and mix gently. Continue to cook on low flame for a few more mins.

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Potato kaya mezhukkuperatti
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Urulakizhangu and Kaya Mezhukkuperatti (Potato and Raw Banana Roast)

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Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose


  • 2 med - big Potato (cubed)
  • 2 big Raw Banana (pacha kaya) ( cubed)
  • 3/4 - 1 cup Small onion (sliced (I used around 20))
  • 2 - 2.5 tsp Garlic (minced/crushed)
  • 1.5 - 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard
  • Coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves


  • Cut the cleaned potatoes and raw bananas into bite size cubes. Cook potato and kaya separately, with salt. Keep it aside. Make sure that you do not over cook them.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard. Add sliced small onions, salt and curry leaves. Fry till the onions start changing the colour. Add crushed/minced garlic and cook for 2-3 mins. Add the masala powders and fry till the oil starts appearing, around 2-3 mins.
  • Add water to the masala and let it boil. Reduce the flame and add cooked potato and kaya and mix well. Make sure that you mix it gently, taking care not to mash it. Add a little more oil and continue to cook on low flame for 5-10 more mins. Drizzle some oil in between, if it appears to be dry.


I used kaya without skin. If you like, you can use it with skin also. Do not substitute the small onions with the big ones, it will affect the taste. I added more garlic, because I think it gives more punch to this dish. However if you dont like the garlicky taste, adjust the qty accordingly. I suggest using coconut oil itself for the flavour. Also, make sure that the potatoes and kaya isnt overcooked.
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23 thoughts on “Urulakizhangu and Kaya Mezhukkupuratti (Potato and Raw Banana Stir Fry)”

  1. Looks yummy.. Will surely try out…me too based in Bahrain… Which is the restaurant that you have mentioned above.. Will like to check that out too… :)

  2. I made this with prawns instead!!!! It was so delicious, i was so sad when it got over! Lol :) And then My husband liked it so much he made me do this with beef the NeXT day… Haha :D

  3. Great Reciepi & very exiting thoughts Maria. Thanks for reminding the good old days & sharing authentic recirpes.

  4. Looks so good Maria! I agree with you that small onions give a totally different flavour to the dish. It should not be substituted with big onions. I too use it a lot in my nadan dishes. 

  5. This is a novelty to me.  I am going to give it a try.  Thank you for your good work and hope to see you continuing your good work. 

  6. I am a fan of Kerala restaurants too and they are in abundance,here in Chennai.I am not a big fan of garlic though and the vegetarian curries/stir fries are loaded with it,that’s my only complaint!But the payasam served in the end compensates for it:).Love the combo of kaya and potato-got to try!

  7. Definitely worth trying!!! Wil definitely let u knw hw it came….. Its a simple mezhukkuperatti but Im sure it wl taste yum:-)


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