Jun 4, 2008

Recipe - Spicy 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.

Asparagus is a healthy side dish which can be eaten with Rice, Roti, Pasta. The shoots or spears are cooked in different ways. Asparagus has a delicate flavor, steam cooked or stir fry makes it delicious too.


  • Asparagus - 1 bunch (3- 4 cups approx)
  • Cumin - 1/2 spoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powderr - 1 teaspoon
  • Butter - 1 teaspoon.


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 small pieces.


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

Once the cumin starts crackling, add asparagus spears, salt, red chilli powder and dhania powder.
Sautee well for 5 - 7 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover and cook for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Until asparagus is tender.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.
# Servings: 3 - 4


Andhra Flavors said...

Asparagus ni tarigi padesaaru annamaata..:)
nenu eppati nundo Asparagus tho indian dish kosam waiting.

sowmya said...

nice recipe...i made soup with asparagus..wil be posting it soon..

Devi Priya said...

Avunandi(andhra flavors) variety unali kada...:-)

Sowmya, thank you for visiting my blog.

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