Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Asparagus Stir Fry-Indian-Vegetarian Recipe

This is a quick and simple stir fry prepared with asparagus. This is the first time, I am cooking asparagus and I loved it very much. According to Whfood, "Asparagus is an anti-inflammatory food because it provides a truly unique combination of anti-inflammatory nutrients. It also provides a wide variety of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and the minerals zinc, manganese, and selenium. It is very high on the list of antioxidant foods. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients are some of the best risk reducers we know for common chronic health problems including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. These nutrients are also special risk reducers in the case of certain cancer". I made this stir fry and paired it with vathal kuzhambu. It was awesome!! Today we will learn how to make simple asparagus stir fry following this easy recipe.

Asparagus Stir Fry

Asparagus Stir Fry-Indian-Vegetarian

Asparagus Stir Fry

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion -1 finely chopped
   Green Chilli -1 slit
   Asparagus -15-18
   Chilli Powder -1/2 tsp
   Grated coconut -2 tbsp (optional)
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tsp
   Mustard Seeds -1 tsp
   Urad dal -3/4 tsp
   Curry leaves - few


Preparation

Break or cut off the woody ends of the asparagus stalk. Wash it and chop it into small pieces. You can use the tender buds also.

Asparagus

Method 

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal. When dal turns golden brown, add curry leaves, chopped onions and green chilli.

When onion turns transparent, add the chopped asparagus, chilli powder and salt needed.

Sprinkle very less water and cook covered stirring in between. It takes very less time to get cooked. Take care not to over cook. The asparagus should retain its crunchiness. Once done, switch off the heat, add grated coconut and mix well.

Serve as a side dish for Sambar rice, rasam rice or curd rice.

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3 comments:

  1. simple method but full of flavours..i also prepare in a similar manner..plz do visit my blog.thanks

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  2. what is asparagus in tamil tell me i dont know

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