5 must-try dishes with bamboo shoots

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other as we unveil the tantalizing world of bamboo shoots through five exquisite dishes that are a must-try for any adventurous food lover

15 Sep 2023

When it comes to nature's culinary wonders, bamboo often doesn't get the recognition it deserves. This fast-growing, versatile plant not only graces our landscapes but puts on a taste sensation like no other. This World Bamboo Day, let’s embark on a mouthwatering journey into the realm of bamboo-infused delights. Beyond its robust stems and lush leaves lies a gastronomic adventure that's bound to make your taste buds do a happy dance.

Let's dive into a world of lesser-known delicacies that put the spotlight on the incredible flavors of bamboo shoots!"

Baimbale Kari

A Kodagu favorite, this coconut-based bamboo shoot curry is a mouthwatering blend of onions, garlic, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chili, and kachampuli. It's the perfect match for traditional rice flatbreads, akki rottis.

Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura

Assam's culinary genius shines through in this simple yet stunning chicken and bamboo shoot curry. Mustard oil, onions, ginger, garlic, and spice powders elevate the flavors, making it an ideal companion for steamed rice.


Straight from the Ao tribe in Nagaland, Amrusu is the ultimate comfort food. This rice gruel stars chicken and bamboo shoots, kissed by ginger, garlic, and green chilies. A satisfying dish that fills the soul.

Mesu Pickle

Sikkim's Limbu community brings us this mouthwatering pickle. Bamboo shoots are blended with mustard oil, garlic, chili powder, and salt, and then fermented in a glass jar. The result? A flavorful pickle that takes dal and rice or chapati to new heights.

Are there any other bamboo shoot recipes that you’d like to share with us? Tell us in the comments section below

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