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Telagapindi -- Powder from Sesame Seeds Residue

Sesame Seeds and Sesame Seed oil are very healthy food. We get lot of folic acid from the seeds and Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids from this oil. The oil has long shelf live. It is used in pickles in India. 
The residue from the sesame seeds, after taking out the oil is known as Telagapindi. Normally it is used to feed cattle. But we make powder out of it. We use this powder in curries without adding salt and chilli powder. 
We get this powder very rarely in Hyderabad. It is available in the North Eastern parts of Andhra Pradesh, my in-laws place. I came to know about this recipe only after my marriage. My in-laws like it very much. 
Earlier we use to get it in the form of cake. We have to grind it and sieve it to make powder and mix all the necessary ingredients. Thanks to new techniques, we are getting it in powdered form nowadays. So just mix the necessary ingredients and make another tasty dish. A very simple and easy recipe, only if we get the powdered telagapindi. :P
I have learned to make this powder very recently. Some people make curry with it also. I will learn and try that also. 


Powdered Telagapindi - 100 grms
Salt - to taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1 or 2 spoon
Carom Seeds/Ajwain/Vamu - 1 tsp
Garlic Pods - 7 to 10
Sugar - 1 spoon


Take garlic pods, carom seeds and sugar in a mixer jar. 
Just press pulse in the mixer for one minute, do not over press it. Make coarse powder of it. 
Add salt to the above mixture. Now mix this to the powdered telagapindi. 
Mix well. That's all tasty Telagapindi is ready to serve, serve it with rice.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post !Amaranth

    1. Thank you and visit again and keep commenting.

  2. We stay in Bangalore, can you help in sharing the places(web ?) to order the telagapindi powder online?


    1. Sorry for not replying immediately. I really don't know whether you get it in Bangalore or not but here in Hyderabad we can get it online. I can share the link, http://www.vijethagrocer.com/telaga-pindi-200g.html
      But according to their site they deliver only Hyderabad, you can coordinate with them about supplying it in Bangalore.

  3. I love telagapindi vadiyalu dough, and also when added in curries n especially the one where it's made with drumstick leaves. I make telagapindi podi too but never added ajwain to it.
    After reading ur recipe I tried it n it's yummier. Ty 😊

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  5. You can get thelagapindi powder at below contact in Hyderabad.
    Prachina cold press oils
    Old Alwal


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