Garlic Asparagus, A Vegetarian Side

Sometimes we come across a vegetable that needs very little frills to make it an attractive and tasty dish. Asparagus is at the top of that list. Here we have prepared the Asparagus with garlic (lots of it) and salt and no other spices and the results are absolutely amazing. The flavor of the Asparagus, the simplicity of the dish and the eye appeal make this a great hit


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

Asparagus – 2 lb (approx 1 kg)
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 5-6 large cloves, roughly crushed
Lemon/Lime Juice – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Black Pepper Powder – to taste

Method:

1. Wash the Asparagus and cut to desired size (we cut to one thirds)
2. In a pan, heat Olive Oil and add in the crushed Garlic cloves on medium heat.
3. Allow the Olive Oil and Garlic to get heated up and then add in the Lemon/Lime juice.
4. Right after that add in the Salt and mix.
5. Immediately after that add in the cut Asparagus.
6. Increase the heat to high.
7. Toss continuously for 8-10 min, till the Asparagus is cooked.
8. Add in Black Pepper Powder to taste and mix.
9. Take it off the flame and serve hot!

Tip:
1. Serve immediately or else the Asparagus will let water go.
2. Do no cover and cook as it may change color and sweat a lot.
3. Use an open pan and try not to crowd the vegetable in the pan.
4. Try not to over-cook the Asparagus, the crunch is great.

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29 thoughts on “Garlic Asparagus, A Vegetarian Side

  1. Hi,
    This recipe is so simple and looks so yummy.I just have a comment here. Any time we cook food on high heat it is not advised to use olive oil as it goes rancid at high temperatures.Butter may be a better option here.

    Thanks
    Sridevi.
    Nashville TN.

    1. Hi Sridevi,

      There is enough moisture from the asparagus and lemon juice to be able to cook it on high heat (even with Olive Oil). Olive Oil cannot be used for frying. Butter is not a good option for high heat because the dairy solids will burn. Ghee can be used though.

  2. Thanks for such a great website and Youtube channel!! I look forward to seeing your new videos all the time. Can you tell me where I can buy the pan you are using in this video? Actually, I love all of the kitchen gadgets you use in your videos. Where do you generally shop for your kitchenware?

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks Anisha!

      This particular pan was purchased from Bed Bath & Beyond. We don’t have one particular store the we go to…we just pick up things along the way as we see them :).

      1. Thanks for replying so quickly, Hetal. I remember seeing something like this in BB&B a while ago(think it was the Invitations brand, please correct me if I’m wrong). I’ve gone back since and they don’t carry it anymore.

        I’ve spent the last few hours just watching a bunch of your videos, feeling inspired to try a few recipes tomorrow.

  3. It was too good, Hetal & Anuja!! I enjoyed eating it!! I love your website & I’m a big fan of yours :)Keep showing such wonderful, healthy, quick recipes..

  4. Thanks for the great web site and your fine work is much appreciated. This recipe will come in handy while I have lots of fresh asparagus coming from my garden.

  5. Hi Ladies,
    You guys are doing an awesome job! Keep it up! I love vegetarian biryani. Do you have the recipe for kofta biryani?
    Thank you.

  6. Hi Gals,

    I am very sad today. I did so many preparations, made this garlic asparagus. I have so much faith in you two, that me and my husband had too high expectations. But, may be it’s because we tasted asparagus first time, our taste buds are not used to it.

  7. hi.
    this one looks so simple yet inviting!!
    will try it for sure!!
    Anuja, ur long hair look is cool..
    can u post recipe for risotto…vegetarian one..my husband loves it!!

  8. could u plz tell me which grinder u r using in ur mint and cilantro raita video.and is it gud enough to grind both wet ingredients(ginger garlic) and dry nuts&spices?looks to b gud since it has a cute washable grinder.

    1. Hi SS,
      We are working on Makki Ki Roti…it’s a tricky one and we are trying to make it fool-proof so life can be easier for all of us. Wish us luck!

      1. Thanks a lot.Wish u both good luck for makki ki roti and everything else!!!!!!!!! Do try to post the video soon coz its a bread to be savoured in winters!!!

        Merry xmas& ahappy new year to both of u and ur families.

  9. U guys do the hardwork ,we simply follow ur recipes and get a lot’s of wah!wah’s! Wah wah to you guys too.
    Keep posting more recipes so that we can get more wah wah!

    Thanks to you I am naming u guys as MASTERCHEFS.(hope u like it)

  10. Yummy! Can’t wait to try it out.. Also could you please post “Muthiya” recipe.. I love those when my mom back in India used to make it but somehow mine are never a great sucess!

    Namrata

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