Asparagus Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - toor dal
  • 6-8 sprigs - Fresh asparagus sticks
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 to 3 - Green chillies, medium sized
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • A few curry leaves
  • A pinch of garam masala (optional)
  • 4 or 5 tbsp of oil/ ghee
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Asparagus Dal

  • Pressure cook the toor dal.
  • Chop the asparagus sticks into 2 inch pieces.
  • Heat oil/ ghee in a pot, add mustard.
  • When they splutter, add cumin seeds, hing and the curry leaves.
  • Then add the green chillies. Fry for a bit.
  • Add the asparagus sticks and fry for a while.
  • Then cover with a lid and cook on slow fire for a while.
  • When asparagus is tender, add turmeric powder, the cooked toor dal and salt to taste.
  • Add a pinch of garam masala if you like.
  • Add water to make it as thick or thin as you like.
  • Ideally, the consistency should be medium.
  • Boil the dal and then add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice or chappatis.