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Asparagus Subzi

Asparagus Subzi
Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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Asparagus is a vegetable that is not usually associated with Indian cooking. The long bright green spears have tender tips while the tough ends are discarded. Asparagus is a nutrient-rich food that in high in Folic Acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C and thiamin. Many people tend to overlook this delicious vegetable due to lack of preparation know-how. Now, you can try fresh and tender Asparagus – the Indian way!
  • Asparagus – 1 lb (approx ½kg), chopped into bite size pieces
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Fennel Seed (powdered) – ½ tsp
  • Ginger – 1 tsp, grated or crushed
  • Garlic – 5 large cloves, roughly chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red Chili Powder – to taste
  1. Wash the Asparagus and snap the white/hard ends and discard.
  2. Chop to desired size.
  3. In a skillet, heat Oil on medium heat.
  4. Once hot, add Cumin Seeds and allow them to splutter.
  5. Add Crushed Fennel Seeds, Ginger and Garlic and cook for a minute.
  6. Add Tomatoes allow them to cook until they soften up.
  7. Add Asparagus, Salt and Red Chilli Powder. Mix well.
  8. Cook uncovered for 5-6 minutes, until the moisture has evaporated.
  9. Serve hot with Chapatis, Naan or Rotis.

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