Apr 7, 2009

ASPARAGUS AND LENTIL STIR FRY


Asparagus --- 1 bundle
Tour dal --- 1 cup
Onion --- 1 medium chopped
Green chilies --- 3 chopped(according to your taste)
Oil – 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Curry leaves --- 10 no.
Garlic – 3 cloves crushed
Urad dal – 1 tea sp
Lemon juice --- 1 tab sp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder --- 1/4 tea sp
METHOD:---
1. Cut the woody ends of the asparagus then peel any blemishes. Wash thoroughly in warm water, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces and boil asparagus till tender.
2. Wash and soak dal for 10 min, and cook till 3/4 done don’t mash the dal drain if any water is there in dal and use this water in rasam or soups.
3. Now heat oil in a fry pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add urad dal, crushed garlic, cumin seeds, curry leaves and let them fry till golden.
4. Then add chopped onion and green chilies and fry till onion become soft then add cooked asparagus and stir for 3 min, then add cooked dale keep the flame in high and add slt to taste, turmeric powder and lemon juice and stir for 2 min and remove from heat.
5. Serve with steamed rice and rasam or with pulusu (tamarind graves) and goes well with roti also.
And you can eat this as it is, a very good choice for diet
And you can make the same curry with Amaranth leaves stems(totakura kadalu) also

23 comments:

Pooja said...

I have seen this veggie but never tried rekha..how will it taste like...looking nice..

Varunavi said...

Never ate this vegetable.Recipe sounds interesting.......

Kitchen Flavours said...

Asparagus is something new to me. I never tasted it. Saw it many times....This combo sounds yum.

Superchef said...

i just love love asparagus..ever since its been in season we have atleast for 2 dinners in a week. Never tried it as a stir fry before, will be a refreshing change to the baking! :)

Priya said...

Thats a better n best way to have asparagus..lovely stirfry rekha, thats a really creative dish in indian style!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. totally new to me.. thxs for sharing.. looks awesome...

Purva Desai said...

I have never liked the taste of Asparagus but I guess after seeing ur lentil fry I should try this and change my opinion towards asparagus

DEESHA said...

I haven't tried this at all .. it looks really gorgeous

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe..

Chitra said...

nice, healthy post:)

Madhumathi said...

Asparagus and lentil is a nice combo..Its an interesting recipe!

Ann said...

Asparagus is my fav always...looks real yummy..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice recipe I have a container of asparagus but unfortunately ran out of lentils... shall make sure to cook this soon...

Premyscakes said...

wow sounds different, never fried it.
great looking!!!

Trupti said...

never tried Aparagus before but stir fry looks very delicious

Ramya said...

heard but never tried this, it looks yummmy

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely combo Rekha...i usually bake asparagus...ur recipe sounds interesting.

DEESHA said...

I've never has asparagus this way .. very yumm

Poornima Nair said...

This is a new recipe with asparagus, looks delicious.

Uma said...

looks great Rekha! Nice combo.

Cham said...

I simply blanched and saute! Sounds delicous with lentils

Sophie said...

I love lentils! I will have to try cooking them in a stirfy like this some time, sounds like a scrumptious idea!

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