Bendakaya Pulusu / Okra in Tamarind Gravy

Andhra cuisine is so rich in taste and flavour that I quite often make different dishes from Andhra Pradesh. The people love the use of chillies to a bigger extent than other states and I enjoy that. Today I decided to make Bendakaya Pulusu. I love Tamarind and many dishes of Andhra Pradesh has the use of Tamarind. I enjoyed with steamed rice which is the best combination

Course – Main Meal

Cuisine – Indian (Andhra)

Author – Madhubish’sKitchen

Difficulty level – Easy

Serves -2 people

Preparation time -10 mins, Cooking time-15 Mins


1 cup Okra

1/2 cup Tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup water

Few curry leaves

1-2 green chillies chopped

Pinch of asafoetida

1 medium onion chopped

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp Sambhar powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder



Salt as per taste


In a wok add tamarind and water and soak the tamarind. Deseed and strain. Set aside. Wash and Cut the okra’s 1” thick and set aside. In a wok heat oil and add mustard seeds. When splutters add chopped onion and fry till translucent. Add chopped green chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves and add okras. Cook for 5 mins. Add tamarind and water and on low flame cook until okra’s are done. Set aside and enjoy with steamed rice

Bendakaya Pulusu/ Okra in Tamarind Gravy 😊

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