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Friday, April 9, 2010

Asparagus Pachai poriyal (Asparagus stir Fry)


Many of my readers will be wondering how I managed to get Asparagus in India. Yes,this is a new veg for me,which I saw in a Korean store H mart in DC. I am in US now eagerly waiting for the arrival of my first grandchild. Till the bundle of joy arrives, I thought of experimenting some from the variety of new vegetables available here.I tried quite a few. The most easiest and tastiest was this Asparagus fry. Many will be thinking why I call this pachai poriyal. We usually call a fry Pachai, if no chili powder is used and is cooked little less. Some of the facts that I found from the net about this vegetable is
Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food which in high in Folic Acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin.
Asparagus has No Fat, contains No Cholesterol and is low in Sodium.


Ingredients
Asparagus-2 bunches
Big onion-1(minced)
pepper powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
lemon juice-1 teaspoon
Procedure
Take off the bottom and top 1 inch portion from the asparagus. Cut it as shown in the picture. Mix the lemon juice, pepper powder, turmeric powder and the salt needed and keep aside for 10 minutes. Keep the kadai in the stove. Season the fry with a teaspoon of cumin seed and saute the onion for few minutes. Now add the asparagus and mix well. Don't add any water. Cook just for 5 minutes (till the water in the fry is gone).

16 comments:

Priya said...

congrats madam for ur new promotion to granda ma..Asparagus is my fav too..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Congrats mam !!! :) I am wondering where were you...I used to visit your blog often but I think this is my first communication with you :) Wonderful recipes :)

Ayyappan said...

Wow.Welcome to US. Iam a regular user of your blog. Hope you have a nice stay and wishes to your daughter. I have never cooked asparagus . When I hear about it from Solai Achi , it should be tasty and healthy. I will try this soon.

Devi said...

Congratulations to you and your family aachi! What an exciting time :)

Revathi said...

Welcome welcome. I will email u . Wud luvv to talk to u. Kosuru thagaval. Paal suraka asparagus is very gud so keep makin it.

maxo said...

Congrats Aachi - I'm sure the new arrival will bring tons of joy and wonder for the patti.

Cham said...

Hi Aunty,
I was thinking about u last week and even checked once ur blog. I thought she delivered! Wishing the Best!
Aspar are spring veggie, I usually saute them or roast! Hope u enjoy ur days with Spring Blossom around!
Cham :)

Jay said...

Hello achi....
NIce to see that you are trying new vegetables in US. Best wishes to you and your family for the new arrival...
Chithirai thirunaal vaazhthukkal!

UmaKarthik said...

Congrats Aunty have a great time with your grand kid.

dhivyaa said...

Hi Achi..

Congrats Achi.. May the new arrival bring lots of joy and also make patti to prepare more delicious dishes..

Asparagus is something new to me. Since you have tried it I will also follow the same.

Solai Chidambaram said...

dhivya,I dont see your mail id.you can write it in the comment section.I will see to it that it is not published.

dhivyaa said...

Hi Solai achi.. i just prepared asparagus and its awesome..

can you try something with leeks too?

Meesu said...

Hi aunty, I was actually looking for a recipe for asparagus! Thanks for posting it. I have tried almost half of your posted recipes. Because of ur blog, I have not used the chettinad samayal book that my mom gave. I can never forget ur blog! i learned how to cook our chettinad food from ur blog! thanks aunty, keep posting. All the best for becoming aaya!

jing123 said...

Congratulations on your promotion!! I am trying out the Asparagus recipe (I generally just grill it) today. If you are planning to come to Canada (or even Niagara Falls), please post it in your blog. We will all love to come over and meet you!

குடுகுடுப்பை said...

Asparagus அப்படியே இரண்டு நிமிடம் மைக்ரோவேவ்ல வெச்சு சாப்பிட்டேன் , இனி உங்கள் முறைப்படி முயற்சிக்கிறேன்.

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kavita said...

Hello aunty,
I learnt about many new veggies through your blog. Tried this aspagarus fry today and as always it was awesome.
Thanks again.