Chutneys are predominantly famous in Indian cuisine, and the fried fermented bamboo shoot chutney is a unique variation of the people from North-East India. These crunchy shoots when fried along with the usual, onions and garlic, and chillies which bring the heat, prove to compliment a meal quite well. These savoury flavours are sure to tickle your taste buds.


  • 1 cup fermented bamboo shoots, sliced into thin strips

  • ½ tbsp turmeric 

  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced 

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • Chillies, chopped (to taste)

  • 4 tbsp mustard oil 

  • Salt, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a pan or wok. Add the onion, garlic and chillies and sauté them until softened. 

  2. Add the turmeric and season with salt.

  3. Add the fermented bamboo shoots and stir well.

  4. Add water accordingly and let it simmer until the fermented bamboo shoots soften.

  5. Serve as a side dish.

This recipe results in a fresh and delicious side dish that goes exceptionally well with rice and any preferred curry. Follow this simple recipe to whip up an easy and fast chutney to accompany your next meal.