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14 April, 2014

asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)

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While asparagus is abundantly available this spring, let’s make good use of the fresh vegetable for these nutritional benefits. There are many recipes to make grilled asparagus, paired with other veggies. Here, I have cooked it lightly with Indian spices, sans onion and garlic (saatvik) in combination with carrot. This can be eaten with rice as a dry curry. Or just plain, it is delicious.


asparagus- 1 bunch

organic carrots- 2

salt- to taste

turmeric powder- a pinch

spice mix for dry curries– 1 tbsp.

for tempering:

canola oil (organic)- 1/2 tbsp.

mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp.

red chilli- 1

urad dal- 1 tsp.


1. Β Trim the thick ends off the asparagus and chop into small pieces. Chop carrots into small pieces.


2. In a shallow pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and red chilli. When the seeds pop, add carrots. Cook for a couple of minutes.


3. Add asparagus, salt and cook with pan closed till both vegetables are tender. Add spice mix and turn off the heat.


4. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!


Some flax seed powder could be added when the curry has cooled. See this post.



20 thoughts on : asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)

  • April 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    love the asparagus touch!

    • April 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      yes, I like it too. Since it resembles green beans, my kids don’t complain either!

  • April 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Love how healthy and light this looks, I barely ever use asparagus in my cookies, this looks easy and delicious!

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      thanks! Yes, it is light and really easy to make on a short notice πŸ™‚

  • April 14, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    I love these simple curries. Much as I love experimenting, the ultimate comfort food is always a simple curry like this and Perugia annam (aka curd rice)

    • April 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      I completely agree with you πŸ™‚

  • April 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Green and Orange.. my fave combination! Nice to see asparagus in a palya! πŸ™‚

    • April 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      thanks, Dimple!

  • April 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    This looks so fresh and tasty! I love asparagus, especially at the start of the season πŸ™‚

    • April 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      thank you, Lillian πŸ™‚

  • April 24, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Another reason to make this tasty spiced up dish! I can use your dry curry mix in here! Yum yum; Yummm! I never spiced up asparagus before like that! πŸ™‚

  • April 30, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Hi apsara… I have never tried asparagus till now…. I was not sure how it taste.. So now iam gonna try ur recipe… πŸ™‚

    • April 30, 2014 at 8:29 am

      hi Suchi! Nice to see you here πŸ™‚

  • Kripa
    May 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe Apsara. I usually make asparagus with lentils(paruppu usili). This is a nice alternative and tasted awesome with rasam today:).

    • May 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Asparagus usili sounds great! I’ll try that πŸ™‚

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