Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Asparagus ki Subji/ Indian style asparagus curry

Asparagus is not what we normally use in Indian cooking. I recently had been out on weekend to Greer. And we had a barbecue party where we had lots of items barbecued. Asparagus was one of them. And it tasted yummy. And when we got talking with others I came to know that it is a very healthy vegetable. It is said that Asparagus increases the milk content for Mother's who breast feed their kids.

A healthy Asparagus recipe with Indian Tadka.

Recipe Source : Show me The curry

Ingredients:

Asparagus : 1/2 kg (Cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
Cumin/ Jeera.  : 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds : 1 tsp
Ginger : 1 inch (Finely Chopped)
Garlic :  1 full pod ( I love the taste of Garlic)/ 5-6 pods are ideal
Tomatoes : 2
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Salt according to Taste
Oil : 1 tbsp

Procedure:
1. In a pan add oil followed by cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
2. Once they start sizzling add the finely chopped ginger and garlic.
3. Add the tomatoes and cook they turn mushy.
4. Add the chopped Asparagus, red chilli Powder and salt.
5. Cook for 5 minutes.

Notes : Don't cook for a long duration after adding asparagus or they will lose their crunchiness.