Enjoy the flavor of Assam everyday with Bamboo Shoot Pickle

Once you get acquainted with the flavors of Assamese Cuisine, it’s hard to get by without it. It’s difficult to come by dishes made in such a unique way and ingredients unique to the state of Assam. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could carry a condiment which can make every dish you eat taste like Assam. So, here is a special flavorful recipe for Bamboo Shoot Pickle which is close to every Assamese Heart.


Assamese Bamboo Shoot Pickle

Assamese Bamboo Shoot Pickle is a popular condiment in Assamese cuisine. It is made by marinating bamboo shoots in a blend of spices and mustard oil, and it is served as a side dish with rice or other main dishes. Here’s a detailed recipe for Assamese Bamboo Shoot Pickle:
Prep Time 3 days
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine Assamese, himalayan
Servings 4 people
Calories 15 kcal


  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Storage Jar


  • 2 cups of bamboo shoots thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of mustard oil
  • 1/4 cup of mustard seeds coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup of red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds


  • Wash and peel the bamboo shoots, then slice them thinly.
  • Mix the sliced bamboo shoots with salt and turmeric powder and keep them aside for 2-3 hours.
  • Rinse the bamboo shoots with water and keep them aside to dry.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Add mustard seeds, red chili powder, asafoetida, and fenugreek seeds to the oil and mix well.
  • Add the sliced bamboo shoots to the oil mixture and mix well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a clean, airtight jar and let it sit for at least 2-3 days to marinate.
  • Serve the bamboo shoot pickle as a side dish with rice or other main dishes.


Assamese Bamboo Shoot Pickle is a low-calorie and low-carbohydrate dish that is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Keyword Bamboo Shoot, condiment, pickle

Here’s the approximate nutrition information for a serving size of 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of the pickle:

  • Calories: 15
  • Protein: 0.5 grams
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 0.5 grams
  • Vitamin C: 2% of the daily value
  • Iron: 2% of the daily value
  • Calcium: 0.5% of the daily value

Note: The nutrition information may vary depending on the serving size and the exact ingredients used. Additionally, the high oil content in the pickle makes it high in fat and calories, so it should be consumed in moderation as a condiment.

There are other dishes made with bamboo shoot which don’t add calories to your diet while still giving your meal that unique Assamese flavour such as –

Bamboo Shoot Salad or Pao Mon (Zone Diet)
Bamboo Shoot Salad or Pao Mon salad consists of canned bamboo shoots, sliced red and yellow bell peppers, and red onion, mixed together with a dressing made of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper. The salad is garnished with chopped cilantro before serving. This Dish is suitable for the Zone Diet, which aims to balance the intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fat to promote weight loss, improve body composition, and enhance overall health.
Check out this recipe
bamboo shoot salad