If you have been to Andhra Pradesh, you supposed to have tasted or at least heard of Bendakaya Pulusu Recipe 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 to owe to the healthy and nutritious contents of this Indian food recipe.



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 chilies

03 gams of asafetida

100 grams of onions

05 grams of turmeric

20 grams of red chili 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 chilies 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!


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