Stir Fry Asparagus Indian style

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The Plot :  38 Power Foods Blog group

Summary : 38 Power Foods blog group will focus on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all will come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.

Co conspirators :

Jill at Saucy Cooks;

Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ;

Martha at Simply Nourished Living ;

Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ;

Alyce at More time at the table ;

Sarah at everything in the kitchen sink;

Casey at BookCase foodie

Episode #2 –  Asparagus – Tangy, Crunchy and with a kick.


As we continue on our journey to discover the health benefits of the 38 Power foods, we embark upon Asparagus.  Fabled for its aphrodisiac properties, it is also supposed to help with keeping you looking younger.  Do you need more reasons to eat this sexy little thing?

Ok here are more – It cooks FAST, it is very easy to clean, adapts to any cooking technique and does not need to go under the knife.  You can simply twist it around your finger and make it bend and break to your will.  How often does a vegetable boast of all this?  Read about more health benefits of the asparagus  like digestive support,  heart healthy nutrients, blood sugar regulating properties etc at WHFoods.


And here is one more reason – the following recipe of stir fry asparagus Indian style. I have made it twice already and both the times was gone as soon as it was plated. Here’s to ‘food for the body and the soul’.


Stir Fry Asparagus Indian style

If you do not have the aleppo pepper flakes, you can use cayenne and sweet paprika mix. But it is best to use the Aleppo peppers for this recipe. It brings out the flavors without being too overpowering. And adds a great aftertaste.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 C trimmed and cut asparagus
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp Aleppo Pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp oil


  1. Mix lemon juice and chaat masala and mix in the asparagus
  2. heat oil in a pan and stir fry the asparagus just until done
  3. sprinkle salt and the Aleppo pepper.
  4. Mix to coat
  5. Serve as an appetizer or with dal and rice as a side.





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