Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Asparagus belongs to the family of Lillies and is renowned for its therapeutic properties.
Asparagus is a great source of vitaminsminerals, and essential proteins. It is rich in vitamin Avitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin) vitamin B5 , vitamin B6, folate, vitamin Cvitamin E , and vitamin K .
The mineral treasures that are stored in it include ironcalcium, phosphorous, magnesiummanganesezincselenium, and potassium.
  • Red bell peppers contain several phytochemicals and carotenoids,  particularly beta-carotene, which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
So, this unique combination of these two amazing vegetables is very tasty and unbelievably soft. It is an apt side for rotis as well as south indian lunch.

Ingredients
Asparagus - 3 bunches, chopped fine, discarding the hard portion of the stems
Red bell peppers - 2, chopped fine
Onions - 2, chopped fine
Salt to taste

To season
Cooking oil - 3 tsps
Hing/asafoetida powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split urad dhal - 2 tsps
Broken red chillies - 4-5

Recipe Cuisine: Indo-asian; Category: Lunch/dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 20 mts

Serves 6

Asparagus bunches and red bell peppers


This is the stem portion, which is quite hard, and has to be discarded


This soft portion of the asparagus to be used


asparagus chopped fine


Seasonings done in a broad pan


Finely chopped onions added, and sauteed till they become translucent


Chopped red bell peppers added, and sauteed on medium flames


Now, add the nutritious asparagus, chopped fine


mix well


Keep flames on the lowest, cover with a lid, it will secrete some water, in which the veggies will get cooked to a soft consistency.


Thwy will be half cooked by now, add salt to taste


done to perfection


Serve this soft, delicious curry with rice or rotis.


This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com








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