How to make Bamboo Tomato Curry -

Bamboo shoots cooked with tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Tinned bamboo shoots, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bamboo Tomato Curry

Bamboo Tomato Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bamboo Tomato Curry Recipe

  • Tinned bamboo shoots 1 cup

  • Tomatoes blanched, peeled and pureed 4-5 large

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 15-20

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons

  • Toasted sesame seeds (til) 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 3

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and onions and sauté well.

Step 2

Grind roasted peanuts and toasted sesame seeds with a little water to a coarse paste.

Step 3

Add ginger paste, garlic paste and a little water to the pan, mix well and sauté for a while.

Step 4

Slit green chillies and add along with turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and mix well. Add pureed tomatoes, mix well and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Add bamboo shoots and sauté for a minute.

Step 6

Whisk yogurt till smooth.

Step 7

Add peanut-sesame paste to the pan along with a little water and mix well. Add whisked yogurt and mix.

Step 8

Add one cup of water and salt and mix well. Add tamarind pulp and mix. Cover and cook on medium heat for fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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