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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Asparagus Thoran

Asparagus has no cholestrol and is low in calories and sodium, a healthy source of vitamins and dietary fiber. Young shoots of Green Asparagus can be used to prepare delicious thoran as shown in this receipe.

  • Chopped Asparagus - 1cups
  • Grated coconut - ¼ Cup
  • Chilly Powder - ½ tsp
  • Red Chilly -2 nos
  • Garlic - 1 nos
  • Cumin Seed -¼ tsp
  • Urad Daal - 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Curry Leaves -few

  • Cook Asparagus with turmeric powder and salt in little water.
  • Crush Coconut ,Chilly powder,Garlic and Cumin seed and add to cooked Asparagus and mix it well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and red chilli and let it splutter.
  • Add urad daal and fry it.
  • Once Urad becomes brown, add Cooked Asparagus and Curry leaves.
  • Stir well and slow down the flame and cook it for 2 mins.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice