Indian style Asparagus fry

Asparagus fry-Indian styleThere are not many Indian restaurants in LA that serve Indian style Asparagus fry. However, the few Indian restaurants in Los Angeles that do serve this dish, make it really well. It is quite popular among the locals in the area.  If you haven’t tried this dish before, you must. We are going to share the recipe here, so that you can prepare this dish at home.

Nutritional Aspects

  • Rich in folic acid
  • High amount of nutrients
  • Rich source of fiber, folacin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, potassium and antioxidants
  • Low sodium and calories

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 1-2 slit Green Chili
  • A bunch of Asparagus
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoon grated coconut (optional)
  • Salt as per taste

For seasoning, you’ll need one and half teaspoon of oil, 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds, ¾ teaspoon of Urad daal and 2-3 curry leaves.

How to make the dish

Use a pan and heat some oil in it. Add mustard seeds, when it starts to splutter, add the Urad Dal. Keep the dal tossing until you see a golden brown color, then add 2-3 curry leaves, onions and green chili.

The onion becomes a little golden, add the chopped asparagus. Sprinkle the chili powder and salt as per your taste. Add a very little bit of water and cook the mixture covered. Don’t forget to stir after every1-2 minutes. This dish doesn’t take much time to be ready. It is important to ensure that the dish is not overcooked. The asparagus must feel crunchy. You can add the grated coconut after the dish is ready. Mix well!

This dish is best served with Sambar rice or Curd rice. You can also try this with bread, rotis etc.