ASPARAGUS STIR FRY/PORIYAL



I made this poriyal for my mother in law since she was very interested in this new vegetable (its funny shape too  ) she saw for the first time. I have made this poriyal a couple times before and this is the only way I can eat asparagus rather than the traditional way it is served. She seemed to like it and her comment was that this poriyal tasted just like the one with green beans. I followed her poriyal recipe this time and it was really good. We added some coconut at the end for some extra taste; this can be omitted if needed. It tastes good without coconut too.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Asparagus, 1 bundle.
2. Onion, medium size, 1.
4. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
5. Urad dhal, ½ teaspoon.
6. Ginger-garlic paste, ½ teaspoon, (optional).
7. Salt as per taste.
8. Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.
9. Chili powder, ½ teaspoon.
10. Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
11. Cilantro for garnishing.
12. Grated coconut or coconut powder, 1 tablespoon.

PREPARATION:
Break the asparagus stalks from the woody parts (this can be done by bending the asparagus and it would break over the fleshy section, this woody portion of the stalk can be used in stocks and soups). Chop the fleshy parts of the stalks into small pieces. Dice the onion. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the urad dhal and fry for a few seconds until it turns brown. Add the diced onions and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until they are tender. Then add ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, coriander powder, and the cut asparagus stalks and sauté for a minute. Then 2-3 tablespoons of water along with salt and cook closed under low flame for 4-5 minutes until everything is cooked and turns dry. Add the grated coconut and mx everything well. Garnish with cilantro and serve as a side dish with rice.

25 comments:

S.Menaga said...

mm different one..never tried this poriyal,looks good!!.Bookmarked this..

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Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely fry:)

Suparna said...

LOL...on the funny shape of asparagus...actually even I find it a bit weird too :P
asparagus stir fry looks comfortably Indian :P
TC

Priya said...

Healthy and delicious stir fry..goes prefect as side dish with curd rice..

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe.. looks awesome :)
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Nandini said...

The poriyal looks very healthy and nutrtious! Yummy!

Madhura Manoj said...

Simple & delicious stir fry.
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divya said...

Healthy and delicious ...... looks very tempting :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Indianized stir-fry sounds good, I too stir-fry this veggie...but without any tempering spices. I shld try ur version soon

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

very healthy poriyal,i make this often...luks delicious.

Suja said...

Wow delicious poriyal,nice recipe..will surely try this.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I love how you have mixed west with east :)

Suman Singh said...

I am yet to try this veggie..stir fry looks healthy and great!

Nitha said...

Looks great..

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Superb poriyal...Never tried this way...

Divya Vikram said...

I just roast asparagus with some olive oil, salt and pepper. This looks very indian. Sounds great with some paruppu satham!

Padma said...

Healthy poriyal. Recently my mom too was making poriyal with this veggie.

Panchpakwan said...

Healhty and delicious stir fry.

Malli said...

I love the vegetable very much and your recipe is absolutely healthy and delicious....ThnX

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear :)

S.Menaga said...

உங்களின் இந்த குறிப்பு செய்தேன்,மிகவும் நன்றாக இருந்தது.நன்றி கீதா!!

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revathi said...

This stir fry is delicious looking... personally I have not tried making anything out of asparagus other than steaming them but I think I will give this recipe a try:)
Reva

Animisha said...

HI GITA,
nice idea.
i tried this a lil while ago when am pregnant.
its good.
hey asparagus chaat is also nice.
just toss some oil, fry for a min n remove from pan. they shouldnt loose crispyness. add green tomatoes, and onions with chaat and spices.
At last add a lemon and have it with mini papads.
Its so tasty.
i miss asparagus.

Kalyani said...

yummy fry and happy to follow u .....