Wednesday, October 8, 2014

White Asparagus Poriyal/Dry Curry


Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 10-12 sticks of white Asparagus
  • 1 medium size potato
  • 1 fresh green chili/ red chilly, chopped
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp channa dal
  • 10-12 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • a pinch of turmeric/haldi
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh grated coconut/kokos raspeln
  • 1/2 tsp cumin /jeera powder
  • salt as required

How to Prepare ?
  1. Rinse, peel and chop the Asparagus into small pieces.Peel and chop the potato too.
  2. Transfer the chopped veggies into a cooking vessel .Add very little water , turmeric powder , pinch of salt add little oil and cook for 5 mins . This shouldn't be overcooked . 
  3. Heat the oil in a pan , add mustard seeds , urad dal  and channa dal 
  4. Fry till the mustard seed pops out , now add curry leaves and green chilly. ( be careful ...make sure that you don't burn these !! )
  5. Now add cooked asparagus and potatoes , sprinkle remaining salt  and stir
  6. cover and let it  cook for a 5-6 minutes
  7. sprinkle some water  if required if the moisture dries in the pan.
  8. Now add coconut , jeera/cumin powder and give a stir.Switch off the flame.
  9. Before adding the coconut, if there is water in the pan, then dry it by simmering on an open flame for a few minutes.
  10. This goes well with Rice/Roti/Chapati.



Note:
If you want this dry curry to be more spicy , you can also add red chilly powder before you add coconut.