Thursday, December 18, 2008

Keerla Bhaji ~ Bamboo Shoots stir fry

My MIL has a collection of recipes that are easy to make, yet healthy. This is one such dish that I learnt from her, which does not involve too much work apart from the chopping part. I love to make this on a cold winter night paired with simple rice and Dal or even Phulka. .This dish needs very few ingredients and can be fixed within minutes.
Here is what's needed:
2 cups Bamboo shoots finely chopped
1 medium Onion finely chopped
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt,Chilli powder to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
1) Wash chopped Bamboo shoots and keep them in water until it is used. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds.
2) When they splutter, add chopped onion and fry until done. Add turmeric powder,chilli powder and salt. Drain the bamboo shoots and add it with little water and stir fry until done. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot. 
P.S: Do not add to much water as the bamboo shots will lose their crunchiness. 


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very different recipe. never used bamboo shoots so far..

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey this sounds new...never knew something like this cud be made using Bamboo shoots.Lovely...let me see if i can find it here and try this out.

CurryLeaf said...

This is supposed to be good for winter,thgh I avoid it.My mother loves Keerlu very very much

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

Never tried this..will surely give it a shot.

vidhas said...

Very easy and healthy recipe, thanks for your comments

lubnakarim06 said...

Just recently I came to know that we can make a curry using bamboo shoots. This looks gr8.

Shama Nagarajan said...

new one...nice entry..lovely

Unknown said...

nice recipe..will try this one sometime..

indosungod said...

I have not tasted bamboo shoots before. Is the taste similar to banana stem?

Malar Gandhi said...

I have tried bamboo shoots in soup, a wholesome subzi is new to me.....guess they tasted better, this way. love their texture! I am glad that u get to use them....

Yasmeen said...

Very unique UJ,bamboo shoots stir fry sounds exotic to me:)

Srikitchen said...

looks yum and delicious1
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FH said...

I love Bamboo shoots, reminds me of my grand parents! Looks yum.

Happy New year, I will see you in Jan! :))

Namrata Kini said...

Recipe looks quite simple but dont remember seeing Keerlu here even in the Chinese stores. Have to check again.

Anonymous said...

I have heard of this recipe with banana stems or flowers, this bamboo shoot is new, and looks yummy!

Unknown said...

Wow.. new recipe... thxs for sharing,... looks great..

Purva Desai said...

this is new dish for me and seems easy, ve never tried any dish with bamboo shoots...will try this soon...

Anonymous said...

Something really new for me. i have never used bamboo shoots for anything other than in chinese food.

Red Chillies said...

No matter how much I try I do not like keerlu. But everybody else loves it. I need to try your version and see, Uj.

Btw, I will always remember you on Nov 10th while celebrating my mother's and brother's day.

Suganya said...

This is so creative. Look so good. Nice recipe. So cool YUM!....

Sabitha said...

Some thing new. I will definitely try as we all like keerlu. Thanks ujwal.

Uj said...

Yes this is a different recipe. Do try it :)

Let me know if you make it.

Yes it is. The one's we get here are very tender and do not have the characteristic smell of keerlu. :)

Let me know of you like it.

Yes it is easy and healthy too

Thanks dear.


They do not taste like banana stem. Banana stem tastes a lot fibrous and this is tender. This has a very crunchy taste and is widely used in Chinese soups.

I too have tasted them in some sopus. We used them in a lot of authentic konkani cuisines :D


Will definitely try :) Thanks for letting me know

Thanks :)Missing your blog a lot. Do come back soon and Happy new year to you too dear :)

Uj said...

My sister says that in US she gets Taro leaves, tindora etc. But I don't get them here :( May be we get it here a lot :)

Oh.never knew this could be used with banana stem or flowers :) Learnt a new recipe in the process. Thanks.

Do let me know if you try it out dear.

It does taste good. Do try it.

I am not a great fan of preserved keerlu as they have some characteristic smell. But I love the tender keerlu that we get here. I love to make some koddel etc with it :D


Do let me know if you like it :D