Bamboo Shoots with a Smoky-Tart Garlic Sauce

Bambalay Curry

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Bamboo shoots are an unusual ingredient to most Indians except those from the Coorgh and Assamese communities. Bamboo trees grow wild along the southwestern coast of India, and the shoots are available fresh. Fresh bamboo shoots have a very different taste and texture than the canned variety (they are more fibrous, but once cooked are sweet with a juicy crunch). Unfortunately, the only bamboo shoots available here are the canned ones, which are cooked and then immersed in brine. Still, once