Asparagus Masala – Indian Style

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I have always heard Asparagus is very good for health, but whenever I see Asparagus in the stores, I used to wonder what can we make from it. I bought a stack of Asparagus one day, with the idea of making a oven-toasted salad with Asparagus and Grape tomatoes. As I used the Grape tomatoes for some other purpose, I got an idea to use the Asparagus to satisfy my Indian palette. I am glad I was able to use this healthy vegetable by making a subzi instead.

Asparagus Masala – Indian Style:

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Side dish

Ingredients:

Asparagus- 1 stack (around 25 sticks)

Milk – 1/3 cup

Onion – 1 big size, finely chopped

Tomato – 2 Finely chopped

Jeera – 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Pav bhaji masala – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – 2 tsp (chopped finely)

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – as needed

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Method:

  • Wash the Asparagus and break the white/hard ends and discard. In white hard  side bend the asparagus
  • Cook asparagus separately (I microwaved it for 6 min and strained the water)

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  • Add oil to the pan. Add jeera after the oil becomes little hot and let it crackle. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onions and sauté till onions are cooked, and then add tomato
  • After tomato is cooked, add garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder and allow it to cook for 3-5mins Image
  • Add the boiled asparagus and cook for 2 minuyes. Ad ond 1/4 cup water(adjust according to the thickness of the gravy) and mix well. Add required salt, allow it to boil and simmer for 5 mins

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  • Add milk and cook for 5-7 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off

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  • Asparagus Masala is ready to be served!

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My Notes:

  • I didn’t have fresh cream so used milk. If you have fresh/ heavy cream, add 3 tbsp of fresh cream instead of milk
  • This gravy goes well with any variety rice like fried rice/ pulao as well as with naan/rotis

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8 thoughts on “Asparagus Masala – Indian Style

  1. Chitra Jagadish February 24, 2015 at 1:18 AM Reply

    Never tried curry using asparagus, I have been using it only in salads- this sounds great V…:)

  2. Malar February 23, 2015 at 4:56 PM Reply

    I have never prepared asparagus Vidya!!! This is an awesome recipe….Will go great with roti. Will try it soon!!!

  3. apsara February 23, 2015 at 4:14 PM Reply

    Such lovely flavors! I have only been making asparagus curry the simple way, this looks good enough to go with anything, so delicious.

  4. parvathi May 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM Reply

    delicious.

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