How to make Bendakaya Pulusu -

Delicious bhindi preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi),

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bendakaya Pulusu

Bendakaya Pulusu Recipe Card


Hindi: bhindi
Also called as okra and gumbo in the rest of the world, ladyfingers are had best when cooked fresh. Stuff with a tangy masala, deep-fry to crisp with peanuts, serve in raita or batter fry as pakoras, this finger is definitely an all-rounder!  It even takes the sour of lemon or dry mango powder very well. When buying, look for young pods free of bruises, tender but not soft, and no more than four inches long.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bendakaya Pulusu Recipe

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) cut into 1/2 inch pieces 250 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Onions finely chopped 2 small

  • Tamarind paste 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and onions and sauté. Meanwhile mix tamarind paste with ¼ cup water.

Step 2

When the onions brown, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well. Add ladyfingers and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add tamarind water, tomato, jaggery and mix well.

Step 3

Add ¼ cup water and let it come to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or till the ladyfingers are cooked. Mix gram flour with 2 tbsps water in a bowl and mix till smooth. Add this to the ladyfinger mixture and mix well. Add salt and mix.

Step 4

Cook till the curry comes to a boil. Serve hot.

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