Aloo Bodi Tama is a popular Nepali vegetarian soup that is sour, hot, and spicy. It is made up of potato, fermented bamboo shoots, and black-eyed beans.
Aloo tama soup is sure to be a winter favorite and is mostly served as a side dish. It gives a strong aroma, mixed with natural Nepali spices full of mouthwatering flavors. Usually served with plain rice or beaten rice or simple enjoyed it as a hearty stew.
It is especially famous during the rainy season or winter season as the spices mixed in tama keeps your body temperature hot. Spicy and delicious aloo tama is everyone’s favorite in the Newari community as it is served as one of the important side dishes in Samay baji set.
Alu Tama is a gluten-free vegetarian stew that is easy to prepare. You can also add up some meat or its gravy (any kind) if you like meaty flavor soup. It’s completely optional. You can find aloo tama in any Nepalese restaurant near you. You can use the Listynp app to find numerous restaurants and their menu around Kathmandu Valley.
Ingredients for Aalu Tama
- Three boiled Potatoes
- A cup of Black-eyed beans (Bodi)
- 50 g Bamboo Shoots (Tama)
- Two chopped tomatoes
- One chopped onion
- Finely chopped coriander
- One tablespoon cumin powder
- Ginger-garlic paste
- Half tablespoon of turmeric powder
- Chili Powder as per your preference
- Salt to taste
- One tablespoon meat masala
Let’s make it
1: First of all, soak 200 g black-eyed beans (Bodi) overnight
2: Add some oil in the pressure cooker and then add 1 finely chopped onion and stir it until it turns light brown color
3: Add soaked black beans and boiled potatoes, then mix it well
4: Add half tablespoon of turmeric powder and then salt as per your taste
5: After that, add two chopped tomatoes along with cumin powder, chili powder, meat masala, and ginger-garlic paste
6: Add some water and then let it cook for 10-15 minutes
7: Then take a frying pan and add some oil to fry those bamboo shoots (50 g) for 4-5 minutes or you can directly add to the soup when it gets ready
8: At last, garnish with some chopped coriander on top
9: And it’s ready to serve 🙂