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Asparagus with Spiced Buttermilk

Something different to try with asparagus.

Serves: 4-6 | Suitable for vegetarians

Asparagus with Spiced Buttermilk


  1. Mix the gram flour with a little water to form a paste, then stir this into the buttermilk and keep aside.
  2. Fry the mustard seed and cumin seed until they splutter.
  3. Add the onion, curry leaves, chillies, and garlic and fry for 2 - 3 minutes.
  4. Add the asafoetida and turmeric, and fry for a further minute.
  5. Reduce to a low heat and stir in the buttermilk.
  6. Stirring continuously, warm for 2 or 3 minutes - do not allow the mixture to boil.
  7. Season and cool slightly.
  8. Boil the asparagus for 2 minutes, drain and arrange on a plate.
  9. Pour some of the buttermilk mixture over the top. The rest can be eaten with rice or simply as a soup.