My theme for the second week of this month’s marathon is ‘Dishes with Seasonal Veggies & Fruits‘. First up is a simple dal with asparagus and tomato.
Asparagus is a spring vegetable and I look forward to buying it when in season. Asparagus has a delicate flavor and is composed of 93% water. It is low in calories and very low in sodium. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, protein etc etc.
I see asparagus all year round in the grocery stores but some times they tend to be woody and also very expensive. The in-season asparagus are very tender and reasonably priced. They almost taste like tender green beans and I love it them roasted or grilled.
I rarely used asparagus in Indian dishes but after seeing quite a few dry curry recipes on some blogs, I decided to try it in this dal recipe. It cooks up in no time and blends really well in any dish. Served with rice and papad, this asparagus dal is a comforting dish for any time of the day.