Asparagus... How I love it!! It's good for you and apparently an aphrodisiac, too (more info on asparagus here). Tastes delicious on its own, in pastas, soups, etc. What's not to like?? So, I thought of making it Indian style for a change and it turned out to be a nice change from my usual asparagus methods. Really simple dish for anytime use!
Asparagus - 1 bunch, cleaned and cut into small pieces
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
Salt - to taste
Red chillies, broken - 5, or to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
1. Heat oil in pan and do seasoning with ingredients listed. Add onions and fry until translucent.
2. Then, add garlic and fry for 1 minute until garlic softens a bit.
3. Now, add the asparagus and required salt. Lower the heat and cover the pan.
4. Cook until the asparagus is almost done. Then, open pan and finish cooking.
Goes well as a side dish for any gravy, rice, chappathi, roti, etc. Do try it out and enjoy!