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Showing posts with label asparagus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asparagus. Show all posts

Friday, January 13, 2012

Asparagus Theeyal

Theeyal is a traditional kerala dish. We can prepare Theeyal using a variety of vegetables including Asparagus.

  • Sliced shallots(Pearl Onion) - 20 nos
  • Slit Green Chilly- 4 nos
  • Sliced Asparagus- ½ cup
  • Grated Coconut- 1½ cup
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek Powder- a pinch
  • Tamarind - A gooseberry sized ball
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Curry Leaves - a few
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan add grated coconut and saute till brown.
  • Add chilly powder and coriander powder and stir for a few minutes.
  • Remove from fire and allow to cool.
  • Grind it to a fine paste.
  • Soak tamarind in ¼ cup of warm water and take the extract from it.
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan.
  • Add sliced onions, green chilly and saute, till they turn golden brown colour.
  • Add sliced Asparagus and saute for another 3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric Powder,salt and water,allow to cook.
  • Add tamarind juice and allow to boil.
  • Add coconut paste and let it to boil till the gravy thickens and oil seperates.
  • Remove from the fire and add curry leaves.
  • Sprinkle fenugreek powder and mix well.

Recommended Combination: Asparagus  Theeyal can be served with Rice.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Asparagus Mezhukkupuratti / Asparagus Stir Fry

For Vegetarians Asparagus is a good healthy option to make a variety of dishes. You can make delicious naadan dishes easily using Asparagus.

  • Asparagus (sliced) - 1 Cup
  • Sliced Onion - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp.
  • Crushed Chilly - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2 tbsp

  • Cook asparagus in little water along with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add sliced onion and saute a minute.
  • Put the cooked asparagus and crushed chilly into it and fry utill it turns golden brown.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Asparagus Thoran

Asparagus has no cholestrol and is low in calories and sodium, a healthy source of vitamins and dietary fiber. Young shoots of Green Asparagus can be used to prepare delicious thoran as shown in this receipe.

  • Chopped Asparagus - 1cups
  • Grated coconut - ¼ Cup
  • Chilly Powder - ½ tsp
  • Red Chilly -2 nos
  • Garlic - 1 nos
  • Cumin Seed -¼ tsp
  • Urad Daal - 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Curry Leaves -few

  • Cook Asparagus with turmeric powder and salt in little water.
  • Crush Coconut ,Chilly powder,Garlic and Cumin seed and add to cooked Asparagus and mix it well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and red chilli and let it splutter.
  • Add urad daal and fry it.
  • Once Urad becomes brown, add Cooked Asparagus and Curry leaves.
  • Stir well and slow down the flame and cook it for 2 mins.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice