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Jun 222012

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

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 9 minutes

Serves: 4

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.


  • 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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  14 Responses to “Stir Fry Asparagus Indian style”

Comments (14)
  1. Un tema bastante interesante, podriais seguir escribiendo más sobre esto

  2. Girl, I am trying this soon. It just so happens I have a bag of Aleppo peppers that are just sitting in my cupboard with nothing to do.

  3. Hey, pardon my ignorance. But, what are aleppo peppers. Where do you get them?

  4. Ansh try this with some garlic…add 2-3 diced garlic clove when the oil heats up…..let it turn a little brown n then add the asparagus…….garlic totally brings out another dimension to this dish.
    Love the recipe!

  5. hi Anshie the Asparagus looks yummy.

  6. That’s an interesting twist to asparagus and I am getting some ideas from here 🙂

  7. That seriously is a interesting twist on asparagus. I am getting ideas you know! 🙂

  8. looks so great anshie. neither we get asparagus here nor i have made any thing with asparagus till now 🙁

  9. I am glad to have found asparagus again and this looks like something worthy to make. Next shopping trip means more asparagus. Right now, it is avocado for next week. That is the first one, we love, although my husband only likes it. I use it in place of mayo and throw it into all kinds of dishes. It will be fun looking for a new way to use it.

  10. OMG Anshie this sounds so delish! And who knew that asparagus was an aphrodisiac? Lucky Darshak!

  11. I am so glad that my beloved asparagus is a power food. I have a package of aleppo peppers from a Marx Food contest some time ago that are begging to be used so here is my answer. I can’t wait to give this a try.

    • You must not keep the peppers begging. Bad Ju ju . They must be consumed soon. Love Marx Food. I wish I could afford to buy from them :))


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