007 Food: Tama, a nepali soup

007 Food: Tama, a nepali soup

June 5, 2021 0 By 007 Travelers

Food: Tama, a nepali soup

Bond book appearance: High Time to Kill (1999). Bond eats this kind of lunch at a picnic site in Nepal.

Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

“They reached a picnic site set up by the Sherpas at approximately one o’clock. There was still another two hours or more to go before they reached the day’s stop. Lunch was tama, a nepali soup made from dried bamboo shoots. Bond found it less than satisfying, but it would be have to do.”

Raymond Benson: “High Time to Kill” (1999)


1 cup Black eyed peas (boiled)

2 Potatoes (boiled)

1 cup Bamboo Shoots (Tama)

1 Red Onion

1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds

1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder

2 Tsp. Cumin Powder

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder

1 Tsp. Garlic Ginger Paste

2 Tbsp. Oil


  1. Heat oil in a cooking pot.
  2. Fry cumin seeds and onions till it turns brown.
  3. Add Tama (Bamboo Shoots) for few minutes.
  4. Add boiled black eyed peas and fry another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add Turmeric, cumin, red chili powder, salt and garlic ginger paste and mix.
  6. Then add boiled potatoes and mix well with the spices.
  7. Then add about 4 cups of hot water and stir.
  8. Cover with the lid until it comes to boil.
  9. Sprinkle some chopped cilantro for garnish.

Recipe credits: Anup Kitchen

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