Bendakaya Pulusu
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Author sthumma Yield No Value
Published Jun 1, 2013 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Other Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Okra in tamarind gravy or Bendakaya pulusu is a very popular dish in Andhra made with lightly fried Okra cooked in spicy tangy tamarind sauce.

Recipe of Bendakaya Pulusu

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Tamarind Juice 100 ml
Cumin Powder 1 Teaspoons
Coriander Powder 1 Teaspoons
Chilly Powder 1 Tablespoons
Onions 1 Numbers
Hing 1 Pinch
Turmeric 1/4 Teaspoons
Curry Leaves 1 Springs
Garlic 5 Numbers
Green Chilly 3 Numbers
Fenugreek Seeds 1/4 Teaspoons
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Red Chilly Whole 3 Numbers
Okra 250 Grams
Water 50 ml
Coriander Chopped 1 Bunch
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Jagerry (grated) 1 Tablespoons


  1. Heat oil in a pan add whole red chilly, mustard seeds when mustard seeds crackle add fenugreek seeds, green chilly and garlic, curry leaves, turmeric, hing, toss for a half a minute till the flavors come out,
  2.  add onions and okra (cut them into 1 inch size) salt, sauté them 
  3. and add chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, tamarind juice, water mix it them and put the lid on and cook for 10 minutes in a slow flame till okra is tender.
  4.  Add jagerry mix it well and garnish with coriander leaves put the lid on rest for 15 minutes after 
  5. serve this with rice.
Posted Jun 1, 2013

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May 27, 2014
Thanks a lot for the Bendakaya pulusu cooking methodology, my Mom used to make this kind of gravy I Love the way she used to prepare. Now after I trying your recipe, my wife love the way it tasted and it has become one of our favorite dish. Keep up the show Sanjay Thumma :-)

Apr 22, 2014
Wow....Yummy :D

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