Bendakaya Pulusu (Okra in Tamarind Gravy) Recipe

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Bendakaya Pulusu (Okra in Tamarind Gravy)
  • Chef: Kishore D Reddy
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Okra in tamarind gravy or Bendakaya pulusu is a popular dish in Andhra Pradesh. The okra fried in mustard seeds is soaked in a pulp rich tamarind sauce that makes it sour and tangy.

Ingredients of Bendakaya Pulusu (Okra in Tamarind Gravy)

  • 250 gm okra
  • 75 ml oil
  • 05 gm mustard seeds
  • 03 gm curry leaves
  • 10 gm green chillies
  • 03 gm asafoetida
  • 100 gm onions
  • 05 gm turmeric
  • 20 gm red chilli powder
  • 75 gm sambhar powder
  • Salt
  • 100 gm tamarind water

How to Make Bendakaya Pulusu (Okra in Tamarind Gravy)

1.Cut the okra in pieces about 1 inch in length.
2.Soak the tamarind and extract the pulp.
3.Chop onion and green chillies.
4.Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Wait for it to crackle and then add onions to it.
5.Saute onions until translucent.
6.Add curry leaves and all powders.
7.Mix in the okra and saute on a slow flame for 5 minutes.
8.Add tamarind and water to thin the gravy, boil until the okra is cooked.
9.Simmer on a slow fire for 10 minutes.
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