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Tamarind is commonly used in Telangana cuisine. It is used in chutneys, stuffed gravies, charu varieties, pulusu varieties etc. Pulusu is a thick stew made with tamarind extract, jaggery or sugar, chilli powder and other spices. It is sour/tangy, sweet, hot and goes well with both rotis and white rice. Sesame seeds/peanuts find a special place in T cuisine and pulusu is no exception. The base of the pulusu remains the same. The vegetable added to it, makes the difference. Boiled arvi, boiled yam, fried bhindi, cooked bottle gourd and the list goes on. This billala pulusu is a little different in the sense that it doesn't contain veggies but has cooked besan(senaga pindi) cubes(billalu). This is one of the rural Telangana dishes that is almost forgotten.