Stir Fried Asparagus

Chef Manjula is not only an expert cook of Indian cuisines but she also develops international recipes to suit Indian taste. Whatever may be the reason but if you have not yet tried healthy asparagus, here the chef has an Indianised stir fried asparagus dish for everyone. This is just like any other Indian stir fried dish but its very refreshing and nutritious for everyone in the family.

Ingredients

Asparagus 1 Bunch (100 gm)
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Cumin seed 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
Ginger 1 Tablespoon , minced
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Holding the stalk at both ends, bend gently until it breaks on its own. Discard the hard portion of the stalk.

2. Cut the remaining asparagus spears diagonally into 2 inch pieces.

MAKING

3. Bring oil to medium heat in a large frying pan, that can hold all the asparagus.

4. Put the cumin seeds to the frying pan and wait till they crack then add asparagus, ginger, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.

5. Stir-fry for about 4 to 5 minutes or until asparagus are tender but still crunchy.

SERVING

6. Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on cooked asparagus, just prior to serving. If the asparagus is warm enough, the cheese will melt and be delicious.

7. Serve hot or at room temperature.

TIPS

Add 1 tablespoon sliced almonds half way through cooking the asparagus (step 5 of Method). This will make a beautiful presentation and taste great.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
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Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 104Calories from Fat 83

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.5%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.2 mg

Sodium 345.6 mg14.4%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.74 g3%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 3 g6.2%

Vitamin A 4.6% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 9.3% Iron 8.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet