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Mar 5, 2008

Asparagus Chutney

Asparagus is rich in Vitamin C and E, dietary fiber and potassium. It is also fat free and cholesterol free. It is a natural diuretic and laxative with a beneficial effect on the kidneys, liver and bowel.

Recently when I visited our local grocery store, I came across fresh, appealing asparagus. I immediately grabbed them, but I didn’t know any recipes with them. So I gave it a long thought and finally came up with this chutney. It tasted really great.

  • 8 Asparagus Spears
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Black Gram Dal (Urad Dal) (Minappappu)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 6 small Green Chilies (or According to individual taste)
  • ½ tsp Tamarind Paste
  • ¼ tsp Asafetida
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


Wash and cut the asparagus, green bell pepper and green chilies into medium pieces.

In a pan heat half of the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the cumin seeds and fry for a while. Then add the urad dal, the coriander seeds and the fenugreek seeds and fry till they turn brown. Remove them from the pan and transfer to a plate.

Then add the remaining oil along with the asparagus, green bell pepper and fry for some time. Later add the green chilies and the asafetida and fry for some more time. When the vegetables look little cooked, stop the flame and transfer into a different plate. Let all the contents cool for some time.

Then grind all the contents together into a fine paste by adding the tamarind paste, salt and water as required. Don’t add too much water, as the chutney would look good when thick.

This chutney can be eaten alone with hot rice and ghee or as a dip in idlis or dosas. It even tastes great with chapathis if mixed with yogurt just before eating.


Sagari said... [Reply]

heyyyyy I got one more chutney recipe ,woww chutney with asparagus looks sooooo good

Annu said... [Reply]

Wowwwwwwww Uma,thats very nice presentation:-)

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Hey fantastic photo.

Looks different taste !! You know somehow iam not much familier recipes this asparagus.

FH said... [Reply]

I agree! beautiful photos and a delicious dish!:)

Cham said... [Reply]

Another wonderful chutney from ur side Uma!

Kalai said... [Reply]

I love, love, love asparagus!! This is a very creative way of preparing it. Am bookmarking this to try! :)

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Gr8 recipe to try with Aspargus... I have some sleeping in refrigerator, will try with them today...

TBC said... [Reply]

What an interesting choice of ingredients- asparagus and bell pepper. Very creative.:-)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I tasted bell pepper chutney recently in one of my friends home, but never knew we can make chutney in asparagus. It's really an unique recipe. Love to make it one day.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Uma, that chutney is making me hungry. Kudos to your creativity!

bee said... [Reply]

this is a great way to use asparagus. we've made parippu usli with it, but not chutney.

Richa said... [Reply]

mighty creative of you to come up with this lovely chutney!
btw, thanks for ur sweet words for my blog :)

Seema said... [Reply]

Nice idea.. very unique - Chutney with Asparagus! I have made Asparagus stir fry... This is interesting, must try soon. Dish & presentation are great! Loved it.

Pravs said... [Reply]

I make stir fry with asparagus..chutney with it is a good idea. Looks good.

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

Something very unique and new..looks absolutely great, will try ur recipe :)...

Raks said... [Reply]

Very creative chutney and presentation too!

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Uma it should have tasted so good with bell pepper and all..

You got a good brain to invent such chutneys:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow...this is a very innovative way to use the asparagus!!! I should really try this.Thanks for the recipe.

Unknown said... [Reply]

very different chutney and wonderful presentation:)

Suganya said... [Reply]

Asparagus Chutney nice try......never tried before...good recipe...Love to try it once..

Finla said... [Reply]

Delicious chutney. I have never made chutney with asperagus.
Love the oicture and the plate

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Tried this yesterday and the result was amazing... We all loved it... This is now a favourite dish for us... Thanks for the recipe!

Swati said... [Reply]

I am in love with the photographs!!

Rosie said... [Reply]

Amazing uma - what beautiful photos and love the green bowl and plate all matching colours!! :)

Rosie x

vandana rajesh said... [Reply]

have not tried an asparagus chutney yet. ver different and looks nice.
Uma have got a mail of a recipe exhange from my friend on blogger would like to forward it to you. Would you kindly forward your email id
my id

Laavanya said... [Reply]

How innovative of you Uma. I wouldn't have dreamed of a chutney with asparagus! Looks good.

Unknown said... [Reply]

That was a creative dish Uma..I used to wonder wat dish to prepare with this asparagus in an Indian way..This one looks really good..

Unknown said... [Reply]

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Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

Hey girl, are you the chutney queen or what? I have to try all your chutney recpies especially this and the ginger.

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