Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Asparagus & Toor Dal Thoran


  1. Toor Dal - 1 cup soaked and cooked (it should still be firm and retain shape)
  2. Asparagus - 1 bunch (approx 1 lb) cut into small pieces like you would do beans after discarding the tough bottom ends of the stem..
  3. grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  4. green chillies - 5 chopped
  5. shallots - 5 sliced
  6. curry leaves - 2 springs
  7. Oil - 2 tsp
  8. salt - to taste
  9. turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Mix together the grated coconut,green chillies,shallots,curry leaves,turmeric and some salt with your hand and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
Add in the asparagus and salt to taste and stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add in the coconut mixture and stir well.
Add the cooked dal and mix - cover and cook for another 5 minutes until the mixture is dry.
Asparagus should not be overcooked.It turns a dull Grey color and doesn't taste as good when overcooked.


  1. This looks super delicious.

  2. Lovely and healthy recipe.. nice clicks too.. thanks for sharing !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. looks really good .. will try it soon :)


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