Monday, March 2, 2015

Sauteed Green Asparagus (Indian Style)/ Green Asparagus Dry Curry

These asparagus are used as vegetable and medicine both.These are prepared and served in many ways as an appetizer or vegetable side dish or dry curry.

I have given a Indian cooking touch and flavor to this vegetable...:-)
Try and let me know your comments. !!


Serves: 2-3

Ingredients

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

How to Prepare ?

  • rinse, peel and chop the green Asparagus into small pieces. You needn't peel completely unlike white asparagus. Just chop off the woody ends and trim away the spiky leaves.
  • heat the oil in a pan , add mustard seeds , urad dal .
  • fry till the mustard seed pops out , now add curry leaves and green chilly. ( be careful ...make sure that you don't burn these !! )
  • Now add chopped green asparagus , sprinkle salt , turmeric powder and stir
  • cover and let it  cook for a 5-10 minutes.
  • sprinkle some water  if required if the moisture dries in the pan.
  • keep on checking during intervals and sprinkle water whenever required.
  • when asparagus cooked well, add coconut and jeera powder followed by nice stir.
  • before adding the coconut, if there is water in the pan, then dry it by simmering on an open flame for a few minutes.
  • This goes well with Rice and Rasam.
Note/Variation:

  • You can add 3-4 shallots (chopped) or 1 tbsp of finely chopped onion on top of seasoning. Fry for 3-4 mins and then add chopped asparagus.