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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Asparagus With Ginger

Stir-fry asparagus is healthy and simple to prepare, yet very delicious. It is a beautiful dish to serve and makes a great appetizer or a side dish.

Recipe serves 4.

1 bunch of asparagus, approx. 1 pound
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Holding the stalk at both ends, bend gently until it breaks on its own. Discard the hard portion of the stalk.
Cut the remaining asparagus spears diagonally into 2 inch pieces.
Bring oil to medium heat in a large frying pan that can hold all the asparagus.
Add cumin seeds and wait till they crack. Then add asparagus, ginger, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
Stir-fry for about 4 to 5 minutes until asparagus are tender but still crunch.
Serve hot or at room temperature.

Shingada (Singoda) Flour Ladoo.

English Name: Water Chestnut Flour

Usage: Used to make Fasting foo primarily. Also high in calcium.


1/4 Cup Ghee
1/2 Cup Shinghada Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 tbsp karik (dry dates) powder
1 tbsp dry coconut powder (roasted)

In a Wok heat 1/4 cup ghee. Add Singhada flour and cook for 5 - 7 minuts at low flame. Add coconut powder and dry dates powder. Saute for 1-2 min and remove from heat.

Add sugar and cardamom powder while the flour is hot. Mix well and immediately mae 1 inch laddu out of the misture