14 April, 2014
asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)
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.
canola oil (organic)- 1/2 tbsp.
mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp.
red chilli- 1
urad dal- 1 tsp.
1. 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)
love the asparagus touch!
yes, I like it too. Since it resembles green beans, my kids don’t complain either!
Love how healthy and light this looks, I barely ever use asparagus in my cookies, this looks easy and delicious!
thanks! Yes, it is light and really easy to make on a short notice 🙂
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)
I completely agree with you 🙂
Green and Orange.. my fave combination! Nice to see asparagus in a palya! 🙂
Love this x
This looks so fresh and tasty! I love asparagus, especially at the start of the season 🙂
thank you, Lillian 🙂
Looks really delicious Apsara. Great idea!
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! 🙂
Hi apsara… I have never tried asparagus till now…. I was not sure how it taste.. So now iam gonna try ur recipe… 🙂
hi Suchi! Nice to see you here 🙂
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:).
Asparagus usili sounds great! I’ll try that 🙂
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