This is in continuation to my experiments with veggies which are rarely used in Indian recipes. I spotted Asparagus too on Bigbasket.com and ordered them.
The shoots are tender and fresh.
While browsing the net i learnt that Asparagus grows in the Himalayan region in India. I also discovered that it is called as ‘Satavari’ or ‘Shatavari’ in Sanskrit and used in various treatments in Ayurveda (the traditional system of Indian medicine)
This is the first time I laid my hands on Asparagus shoots. This veggie too was on my mind for a long time. After looking up several videos on YouTube I decided to prepare Asparagus soup.
Recipe : To prepare soup for 2 persons
Cut the tender part of the Asparagus (100 gm) into pieces one inch pieces.
Boil these pieces of Asparagus in salt water for 3 minutes.
Strain and cool them immediately under cold running water so they stop cooking. This helps in retaining the green color.
Puree these pieces and keep aside.
In a pan , add butter or olive oil (2 tsp) and then add finely chopped onion (one small) . Keep stirring the onion till it turns very soft.
Add chopped garlic ( 2 big cloves)and stir for one minute.
Add the puree.
Season with salt n pepper as per taste.
Add a little milk (50 ml) and stir for a minute.
Switch off the stove and add drops of lemon juice as per your taste.
I hope to include Asparagus in my diet for its liver and kidney detoxifying properties. It is also one of the most Alkaline foods . It is very important to ensure that the pH levels of the blood remains Alkaline in order to keep the body healthy.
Here is a link to the numerous health benefits of Asparagus.