asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)


Asparagus is in season! Let’s make good use of the fresh vegetable while it is abundant for these nutritional benefits. There are many recipes to make grilled asparagus, paired with other veggies. Here, I have cooked it lightly with Indian spices, sans onion and garlic (saatvik) in combination with carrot. This can be eaten with rice as a dry curry. Or just plain, it is delicious.


asparagus- 1 bunch

organic carrots- 2

salt- to taste

turmeric powder- a pinch

spice mix for dry curries– 1 tbsp.

for tempering:

canola oil (organic)- 1/2 tbsp.

mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp.

red chilli- 1

urad dal- 1 tsp.


* Trim the thick ends off the asparagus and chop into small pieces. Chop carrots into small pieces.


*Β In a shallow pan heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and red chilli. When the seeds pop, add carrots. Cook for a couple of minutes.


* Add asparagus, salt and cook with pan closed till both vegetables are tender. Add spice mix and turn off the heat.


* Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!


Some flax seed powder could be added when the curry has cooled. See this post.


19 responses to “asparagus and carrot curry (south Indian style)

  1. Love how healthy and light this looks, I barely ever use asparagus in my cookies, this looks easy and delicious!


  2. Another reason to make this tasty spiced up dish! I can use your dry curry mix in here! Yum yum; Yummm! I never spiced up asparagus before like that! πŸ™‚


  3. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Apsara. I usually make asparagus with lentils(paruppu usili). This is a nice alternative and tasted awesome with rasam today:).


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