How to make Aloo Tama (Potato with Bamboo Shoot Curry)

Hello all!

Today I am sharing the recipe for aloo tama or potato with bamboo shoot curry. It is very famous and popular in Nepal.  I have two methods to cook the bamboo shoots. Today I am showing you the easy process. The final curry is a little sour and really yummy. One of my friend requested me to write this recipe. So, here we go!

Organic mix beans from Khotang village

Organic mixed beans from Khotang village


  1. Black eyed beans  (Soaked overnight )1/2 kg
  2. Boiled potato 1kg
  3. Bamboo sho0t (tama) 500gm
  4. Onion chopped 30gm
  5. Tomato chopped 500gm(about 8-10 pieces)
  6. Ginger Garlic paste 2 tbsp
  7. Oil 50ml
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp
  10. Cumin powder 1/2 tbsp
  11. Red chili powder 1/2 tbsp
  12. Garam masala 1/2 tbsp
  13. Water as required
  14. Green coriander chopped for garnish


  1. Soak the black eyed beans in water one day or over night.
Soaked over night black eye beans.

Black eyed beans soaked overnight

2. Boil the potatoes and peel nicely. Dice them and set aside.

Boiled potatoes.

Boiled potatoes.

Bamboo shot

Bamboo shoot

3. Chop coriander and set aside.

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