Asparagus & Lentil Thoran / Cherupayar – Stir fry

Going little health conscious these days , picking each and every healthy stuff we could to stay fit.
As its Sunday night and because am feeling sleepy , I think I should be going to the recipe without much description ūüėČ

Sprouted these Vanpayar as Sprouting increases its nutritive value and helps in digestion.
To know more about sprouting click here

Ingredients

Asparagus – 300 gm (Almost half bunch) chopped
Red Mung Beans/ Brown Peas/Vanpayar – 1 cup soaked (Sprouted)
Shallots/Small Onion – 4 to 7 no’s crushed (or 1 medium onion)
Curry leaves – 1 spring (Optional)
Coconut – 1/4 cup (use more to make it taste better)
Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Green Chili – 2 no’s
Garlic – 2 no’s
Dry red chili – 2 no’s
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Coconut oil Р2 to 3  table spoon
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste.

Method

* Crush together Coconut +Green chili + Cumin/Jeera +Curry leaves+ a pinch of turmeric powder, to make a coarse mixture.Keep aside.
* Soak Vanpayar/ Brown peas in water (if possible sprout these to make it extra nutritious) , cook these till almost done.
* Add chopped Asparagus to the almost cooked lentils , add salt and turmeric powder too , cook till these ¬†are well cooked and there isn’t much water left (almost 15 minutes in medium heat after adding asparagus) Keep aside.
* Heat oil in a pan , pop mustard seeds and ¬†add crushed garlic and Red chili’s followed by crushed shallots ¬†or chopped onion.
*Saute till the onion turns golden brown , add the coconut paste and saute for 2 to 3  minutes stirring constantly.
* Add the cooked lentil and Asparagus mixture and stir to combine all ingredients well.
*Serve Hot with Rice.

Cheers
TN

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