Asparagus Dal

Asparagus is a spring vegetable rich in Vitamins, Protein, Calcium, and dietary fiber. This veggie is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

This vegetable is a must in my grocery list during spring. Our favorite dishes out of these are Oven Fried Asparagus and Asparagus dal 🙂

So today, I am sharing the recipe for Asparagus Dal. The flavour of the vegetable along with the goodness of the lentils is quite a combination.

Here is the recipe for Asparagus Dal:



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Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes (Pressure cook) + 15 minutes stove top

Serves: 3-4 people


Asparagus – 10 to 12 sticks

Toor Dal (Lentil) – 1 cup

Green Chillies – 2 to 3

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin Seed powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander Leaves – for garnishing

Salt – as per taste

For Tempering:

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Curry Leaves – few


Pressure Cook the Dal and asparagus together with 2 cups water, turmeric and drop of ghee.

*Pressure cook like you always cook the dal. 1:2 water


In a wide bottomed saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee.

Add mustard seeds, urad dal, and curry leaves. Sauté till the mustard seeds splutter.

Now add the cooked dal-asparagus and 1 cup water. Mix well.

Next add the turmeric powder, cumin seed powder, and salt.

Boil well for 5-8 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

Serve hot with hot rice and papad. Enjoy!





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