If you have been to Andhra Pradesh, you supposed to have tasted or at least heard of Bendakaya Pulusu or Okra in tamarind gravy as it is a well-liked dish in the city. To make the okra tangy and sour, it is friend using mustard seeds and soaked inside pulp rich tamarind sauce. In fact, Okra is called bendakaya in telugu language, it is the dish you need to know how to prepare owing to the healthy and nutritious contents of this Indian food recipe.
Ingredients: Bendakaya Pulusu Recipe | Okra in Tamarind Gravy
250 grams of okra
75 ml of oil
05 grams of mustard seeds
03 grams of curry leaves
10 gram s of green chillies
03 gams of asafetida
100 grams of onions
05 grams of turmeric
20 grams of red chilli powder
75 grams of sambhar powder
Salt to taste
100 grams of tamarind water
Preparation Method: Bendakaya Pulusu Recipe | Okra in Tamarind Gravy
Slice the okra in about 1-inch pieces length
Soak tamarind inside water and bring out the pulp.
Cut the green chillies and onion
Heat your oil and put mustard seeds inside. Allow the mixture to crackle before putting your onions.
Heat the onions till becomes translucent.
Add all the powders and the curry leaves
Pour in sliced okra and heat on slow flame up to 5 minutes
Pour in water and tamarind to the think gravy; allow to boil till okra is cooked
Simmer again on top of slow fire for about 10 minutes.
Bendakaya Pulusu or Okra in Tamarind Gravy is ready, Serve and Enjoy!