Wednesday, July 28, 2010



Bendakaya  - 1/4kg
Onions - 2 finely chopped
Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Green chillis - 2 slit lengthwise
Curry leaves
  Red chilli powder - 1tbsp
Coriander pwd - 1tsp
Turmeric pwd - pinch
Jaggery, grated -  pinch
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Oil - 1tbsp

For tempering :

Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Methi seeds - 6
Few curry leaves


1. Heat oil in a pan.
2.  Add mustard seeds and let them pop, add methi and curry leaves fry for a half a minute till the flavors come out and take care not to burn them.
3.  Add the chopped onions and green chillis and saute for a minute.
4.  Add the okra pieces and salt and combine.
5. Cook on medium flame for 12-14 mts or till the onions and okra are lightly browned.
6. Add chilli pwd, coriander pwd, turmeric pwd and salt and combine well.
7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook further for another 4-5 mts.
8.  Add the grated jaggery and tamarind pulp along with approx three cups of water.
9.  Bring to a boil and reduce flame and cover with lid.
10.  Let it cook for 8-10 mts till the gravy thickens slightly. Remember, ‘pulusu’ is a gravy dish and should be of a slightly watery consistency.
11.  Once cooked, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.


  1. bendakaya pulusu is my favorite amma used to make for me ...i love it have pulusu with utthi pappu(plan toordal)...


  2. wow...this is my most liked one... whenever I feel like eating something good, I make this. I make this usually when we make "sappappu" plain toor daal curry.. Your recipe has jaggery and all. Will try that and see. Thanks for sharing

  3. you have a lovely space here dear. thanks for visiting me. never had the veggie like this but it looks so good. you tempted me to make some.

  4. veggie looks fantabulous and amazing.....thanks for visitng my blog...and ur kind words...

  5. intersting fox with okra..shall keep it mind next time i buy okra

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