Asparagus-Paruppu Ushali

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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: Medium

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  • A bunch of Asparagus
  • 100g - masoor dal
  • 50g - toor dal
  • 1 tbsp - urad dal
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - sesame seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • A few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - oil

How to Make Asparagus-Paruppu Ushali

  • Take a bunch of Asparagus. Lightly peel the skin off and cut into small pieces.
  • In a separate pan, fry some sesame seeds, urad dal, hing powder and curry leaves in some vegetable oil.
  • Add the asparagus to it with salt, and add red chilli powder to taste.
  • You can add a pinch of turmeric powder to it for light flavoring and color.
  • Cook it for about 15-20 minutes with lid.
  • Paruppu Ushali:
  • Soak a cup of toor dal for 1-2 hours, and coarse grind it with 1 red chilli, pinch of hing and some curry leaves.
  • Steam cook this mixture for 30 minutes or so.
  • Now add the two ingredients and cook it on low heat (so that the dal does not get caught on the pan surface and burn), with lid till it cooks.
  • Serve hot.
  • You can cook and keep it in the fridge, use it as filler for sandwiches too.