Aloo Tama
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Author hasini99 Yield No Value
Published Aug 28, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Non Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Tomatoes Standing Time 1 hour

Recipe of Aloo Tama

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Turmeric 1-2 Tablespoons
Ground Coriander 1 Tablespoons
Ground Cumin 1 Tablespoons
Whole Cumin Seeds 1 Tablespoons
Garlic, Chopped 5-6 Clove
Onion Diced 1/2 Cup
Oil Or Ghee 2 Tablespoons
Black Eyed Peas (soaked Overnight) 1 Cup
Diced Potatoes 1 Cup
Tama (rince With Fresh Water Before Cooking) 1 Cup
Tomatoes, Coarsely Chopped 2 Numbers
Salt To Taste
Chopped Fresh Coriander For Garnish 2 Tablespoons


Heat the oil and fry the cumin seed until fragrant then add the onion and garlic and sauté gently for a few minutes - add the ground spices and fry well. Add the salt, tomatoes, tama, potatoes and the black eyed peas and add enough water to give it the consistency of soup. Cook in a pressure cooker for 20-30 min. or until the black-eyed peas are cooked. Adjust the seasonings and cook for 10 more minutes uncovered until it has reached the right consistency. Grnish with a generous sprinkling of fresh chopped coriander. Serve with plain rice. Enjoy!
Posted Aug 28, 2007

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Kamal Jan 14, 2011
Tama is tender Bamboo Shoot

joker May 11, 2010
by the way tama is a Nepalese Dish not Indian

Aeenu Aug 12, 2008
i did not post this recipe but seing the unanswered question thought to share my knowledge though its late :)
Tama in English is called Bamboo Shoot. u can get easily in Chinese stores.

sumitra Jun 30, 2008
what is tama? is it an english name or what is the english name for tama

sumitra Jun 30, 2008
what is tama? is it an english name or what is the english name for tama

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