Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Asparagus Pachadi


This is a pachadi that I tried recently with asparagus. Pachadi is a yogurt based side dish. There are popular yogurt based dip sauces for asparagus which is usually made with yogurt, herbs, prepared mustard and sometimes even garlic is added for extra flavor. Does that not sound somewhat similar to the pachadi ingredients. So  just gave this a try and my family really enjoyed. It has a unique flavor and taste which you will surely love. You can either stir fry and add to the prepared gravy or you can boil or steam the asparagus.

Ingredients
Asparagus - 1 bunch
Coconut- 4-5 tsp
Yogurt-  1 1/2 cup
Cumin- 1/3 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 2
salt to taste
Garlic- 1 pod


Red chilly- 2
Oil
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds 1/3 tsp


Stir fry chopped asparagus along with green chilly and salt for a minute in medium heat.
Make a fine paste of coconut, mustard seeds and cumin and finally add crushed garlic. Mix in the yogurt and add into the cooked vegetable. Put it back in the stove and simmer Check salt as you can add at this stage. Do not allow it to boil. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Allow it to splutter and then add curry leaves and red chilly. Allow to slightly change color and add to the curry and mix well. Serve as a side dish for rice.


Try this....
Hope you will all enjoy...

24 comments:

  1. Very new to me. Never heard of such a pachadi!

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  2. Sounds interesting, never tried asparagus for pachadi, looks so yummy..

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  3. Yummy and refreshing asparagus pachadi...love it.

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  4. you are getting very creative...will try some day...

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  5. This is a very unique recipe. Looks fantastic!

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  6. That's a fantastic idea..looks so refreshing!

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  7. very very new to me. gr8 idea n looks so tasty:)

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  8. Pretty creative dish. I love asparagus. This one is a keeper.

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  9. Very unique and delicious pachadi..

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  10. adipoli anallo....gotta try it...yummyyyy

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  11. Nice recipe .Diwali wishes to u and ur family

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  12. That's a great twist to the traditional one...love all pachadis

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  13. Adipoli pachadi...Looks delish chechi..Happy Diwali...

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  14. Nice idea suja..ithuvare asparagus kondu pachadi try cheyyuthuitilla..will give a try!

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  15. Ethu kollamallo..Pachadi looks very delicious, great idea!! Njan ennelum try cheyyam..

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  16. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments.

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  17. Very nice. I just made some asparagus thoran yesteryday. I love asparagus in all ways.

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  18. Thanks Sunitha..do try this,you will surely like it.

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