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Asparagus Poriyal | Indian Style Asparagus Stir Fry | Asparagus poriyal recipe

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Asparagus poriyal

Asparagus, I have heard about this vegetable from my friends in US. I have also seen them in big supermarkets here in freezer section but never bought it and tasted it. Recently when my friend was sharing about Asparagus stir fry recipe, I got tempted to try it in Indian style. its more like our keerai thandu poriyal recipe. I was amazed to know the health benefits of Asparagus. 


Asparagus is a good source of antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin E. These antioxidants help the body fight off free radicals or oxygen particles that cells produce as waste. Free radicals can damage the DNA of nearby cells, leading to cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. I also read this vegetable is available fresh during Spring season. Check out my Broccoli stir fry recipe too. 


Without any delay, I bought them in an online app and used it for the first time. I watched few YouTube videos on how to clean and chop Asparagus. Its so easy and simple to make too. It tasted more like keerai thandu poriyal. We loved it. Friends, do try this poriyal. You will love it for sure. Lets see how to make asparagus poriyal with step by step pictures. I have shared a Shorts Video in my Youtube channel for this recipe. Please CLICK HERE to watch it. 

 Asparagus stir fry recipe 

Asparagus poriyal | Indian style Asparagus stir fry

Asparagus poriyal | Indian style asparagus stir fry

Asparagus poriyal | Indian style Asparagus stir fry recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Asparagus - 15 pieces
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli - 1 to 2
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Water and salt - as needed
  1. Wash and cut the stem part of Asparagus. Chop Asparagus finely and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, red chilli, hing.
  3. Add the chopped asparagus and saute for a minute. Add turmeric powder, salt.
  4. Mix well and add water. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle.
  5. Open the cooker after steam is released. Boil till extra water drains.
  6. Add grated coconut and mix well. Serve with rice.
  • Wash and cut the asparagus. Break and discard the asparagus stem part and then chop into fine pieces (When you bend the asparagus, it breaks at one part. You  have to discard the stem part). Set aside.
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  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, red chilli and hing.

  • Add the chopped asparagus and saute for a minute. Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
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  • Add little water and pressure cook in low flame till one or two whistle. Switch off the flame.  Open the cooker after the steam is released.

  • Mix well and boil for sometime till the excess water is drained. Lastly add the grated coconut. Mix well and serve with rice.
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    Enjoy !


  • For variations, you can saute and cover cook in a kadai with lid instead of pressure cooking.
  • You can saute an onion and add to the poriyal.
  • Do not skip coconut. It gives a nice flavor, yield and taste.

Try this easy, yummy Asparagus poriyal. You will love it.

asparagus poriyal recipe

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