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Feb 25, 2011

Asparagus thuvayal/chutney

       I basically got the idea for this recipe when I saw Usha's asparagus kootu. I knew that asparagus had a high nutrient value and is generally considered to be high in fiber, but I buy them very rarely. I have used them in my soup before , but I was not comfortable in making anything else with it.Just like broccoli or tofu or even mushrooms which I was never too fond off , but when I tried to indianize the recipe making it suitable for our taste buds and spicing them with Indian spices, they have become a favourite at home. So now asparagus is going to be regular thing too!!
asparagus chutney
Ingredients-
Asparagus- A small bunch consisting of about 15-20 numbers
Sesame oil/gingelly oil- 1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Udid dal-1tsp
Channa dal- 1tbsp
Tuvar dal-1/2tbsp
Dried red chillies- 8 to 10
Tamarind-a small piece
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Hing/asafoetida-a pinch
Salt to taste

Method-
         Clean and wash the Asparagus. Chop off and discard the woody portion  from the bottom. Chop rest of the portion to small pieces.
         Heat oil in a pan. Add hing, mustard seeds,udid dal , channa dal ,tuvar dal along with the dried red chillies. Saute till they are light brown in colour.Now add the chopped asparagus and saute till they are soft. Usually it takes around 5-7 minutes. Now add the salt along with grated coconut. Saute for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from flame. Add the tamarind. Cool for sometime and grind to a fine paste. Add some water while grinding.
     Serve as a side dish with rice or even rotis..

18 comments:

Priya said...

Yumm, thats an interesting chutney, apart from soup,i never tried anything with asparagus,time to try out new dishes..

Shama Nagarajan said...

thats a nice idea dear...tempting

notyet100 said...

chutney looks delicious






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Soumya,

That;s a great looking chutney...Am yet to try this one!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Priti said...

Looks yum ...gud one dear

divya said...

looks yummy and healthy n delicious...

Latha said...

Never tried anything with this vegetable. Looks yummy though.

jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried asparagus. nice and yummy one

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chutney looks so tasty and tangy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Laavanya said...

I always end up roasting asparagus - chutney looks nice!

Prathibha said...

Thats a unique recipe..sounds yumm

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

looks nice and tempting!

swapna said...

Very new and interesting chutney!!

Pavani said...

Chutney with asparagus.. now that's a very innovative dish. Sounds yummy too.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, what a creativity, very new, delicious and healthy looking chutney.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Very new...innovative....looks yum....

My cooking experiments said...

Wow a very creative indeed!Bookmarked!

Usha said...

Asparagus has become a favorite of mine recently and I love the idea of using asparagus in thuvaiyal. Really cool, Sowmya :-)

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