Recipe Name: Asparagus Curry
Recipe Main Ingredient: Asparagus
Recipe Brief Description: Asparagus curry made with onion, coconut and some other spices.
Asparagus - 1 bunch (chopped)
Onion - 1 number (finely chopped)
Coconut - 3 tbsp (grated)
Red chili powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cilantro - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Wash the asparagus and cut off the woody bottom ends. To cut the woody ends, hold the asparagus and bend it. The woody end will naturally break off.
Chop the tender part into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering, add the chana dal and urad dal. Fry till the dals turn golden brown.
Add finely chopped onion and curry leaves. Let the onions brown a little.
Add the grated coconut, turmeric powder and chilly flakes. Fry for a minute.
Now add the chopped asparagus and salt to taste. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes. The asparagus tastes best when it is crunchy, so do not overcook.
Add the chopped cilantro and switch off the flame. Serve with rice and rasam, sambhar.