Feb 24, 2008

Recipe - Roasted Asparagus


Asparagus has good medicinal qualities. Asparagus has good source of dietary fiber and good source of folic acid. Asparagus is low in calories with no fat and cholesterol.

This is a healthy side dish which can be eaten with Rice, Roti, Pasta or just as a finger food for kids.


  • Asparagus
  • Cumin - 1/2 spoon (Optional)
  • Garlic - 2 - 4 pods (Optional)
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter - 1-2 teaspoons.


Soak the spears in the water for few minutes before cutting. So that all the fine sand in the spears is washed away. Now wash the Asparagus in clean water again.

Cut it into two inch size pieces.


Preheat the skillet and melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the Cumin seeds and Garlic.

Once the cumin starts crackling, add asparagus spears.

Roast it well for five minutes. Add Salt and black pepper and sautee for one or two minutes. Turn off the heat and cover and cook for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Until asparagus is tender.

Preparation time: 5 - 10 minutes.

#Servings: 3 - 4

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