Aloo tama ra masyura ko tarkari

Aaloo Tama Masyaura


How to make Potato bamboo shoot and Masyaura Curry (aaloo tama ra masyura ko tarkari)


Aaloo Tama (Alu Tama) means "Potato Bamboo Shoots". It is a unique and classic Nepali curry. This dish is unique because it is prepared with potato, bamboo shoots and spices making exactly as other regular curry in Nepal. It is not eaten in other South Asian Countries. Chinese people only take soup of it, but not as we do as regular curry.




Big pot

Bowl to serve

Big spoon




Bamboo shoots-1 cup
Potatoes-2 cups peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
Black-eyed peas-1 cup (soaked overnight)
Onions-½ cup, finely chopped
Chili powder-1 teaspoon
Garlic-1 teaspoon minced
Ginger-1 teaspoon minced
Turmeric-½ teaspoon
Red chilies-2
Cumin powder-1 teaspoon
Ground pepper-½ teaspoon freshly
Chicken or vegetable broth-1 cup
Chopped tomatoes-1 cup
Oil-2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Garnishment- 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro




Heat oil in a cooking pot


Add masyaura on it,


Fry masyaura and when it is golden brown take it out of oil and keep it aside


Add red chilies, fenugreek seed and thyme seed in the same oil.


When they turn red add onions


When the onion is golden brown, add black eyed beans and tomato


Add Potato and fry it for five more minutes


Add the bamboo shoot and heat for few more minutes


Now add the masyaura, stir well


Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and coriander leaf


Put some water and let it boil


When the water boils your tama is ready to serve.


Serve it hot with Rice or Roti.