Friday, 15 May 2015

BAKED ASPARAGUS

Baked Asparagus

Edited:- My this post was featured as one of the best posts at-

1. Hearth and soul blog hop on 26th may 2015,

2  My Two favourite things at cooking and craft weekly party on May 28th, 2015.

3.Also featured at Bake of the week on 5th June 2015

4. This recipe was published in the local Newspaper "Here's the Scoop " of  Airdrie on 23rd of July 2015.



I have hardly seen asparagus in my long stay in Africa. Only in South Africa, they were available for a very short time and very small in size, as compared to what we got in North America. Even in my youth, when I was in India, I had not seen asparagus available in vegetable shops or with vegetable venders.


Now here in Canada, I am amazed to see this vegetable is available in plenty and in all seasons. I think everybody knows the enormous health benefits of eating asparagus.


In the Hindi language it is called “shatavari”, In Ayurveda (Traditional Healing system of India) it is considered as the queen of herbs and used as a divine medicine. The list of benefits of eating this vegetable in Ayurveda is very long, and it is considered very good for women because shatavari supports reproductive health by toning and nourishing the female reproductive organ and maintains healthy hormonal balance.(Source).


This vegetable can be used in many recipes and in many ways. This is a very simple and nice recipe because asparagus is not over cooked. As we know, in a case of all vegetables, overcooking can destroy the nutrients of the vegetables.



RECIPE

INGREDIENTS


  • 500 grams asparagus
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste *(kala namak)
  • black pepper powder to taste
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbs orange juice
  • 2 tbs orange zest
  • 2 tbs olive oil
    * Himalayan pink salt is available in Indian grocery shops or any specialized food shop.
METHOD
  • Rinse asparagus and remove the hard end/stem of all the sticks.
  • Sprinkle salt, black pepper powder, coriander powder and mix well.
  • Mix orange juice and olive oil.
  • Sprinkle orange zest and mixture of orange juice and olive all.
  • Spread asparagus in a single line on a baking tray.
  • Heat oven to 200 degrees C
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes till they are soft.
  • Serve hot as a side dish.


36 comments:

  1. These are simply beautiful - those pretty asparagus are calling my name. The photos are so inviting, too. Thanks for linking up to Fiesta Friday. Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  2. I dont know how I didnt know this, but I had no idea you lived in Canada, that is really cool! I love the sound of this though, I never know what to do with asparagus, great recipe Sadhna!

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  3. I love asparagus and this recipe sounds very good! I can't wait to try it.

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  4. i love asparagus :)
    happy anniversary :)

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  5. Asparagus is so delicious, especially when it's roasted. This looks amazing. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

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  6. Looks perfect.. Pass me some pls

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  7. I've never had Himalayan pink salt before, but I love asparagus, and that looks awesome!! Stopping by from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.

    Jebbica
    http://jebbicasworld.com

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    1. Hi Jebbica, Thanks for visiting my blog.You can get pink salt from Indian grocery shop or whole foods.

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  8. Oooh this looks and sounds delicious, we love asparagus so this is a must try! x #cookblogshare

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  9. We love asparagus, and I'm always looking for new ways to cook it. I'm going to try your recipe. It looks amazing! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week.

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  10. Yum!! I love these so much I'm featuring you tomorrow!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thanks for featuring and pinning.I will check tomorrow.

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  11. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured this week at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen for featuring my recipe, I will come and check.

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  12. My husband loves asparagus and I know he would adore these Thank you for sharing on #VegetablePalette

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  13. Great recipe, love if you share another recipe on Fabulous Friday this week
    Thanks
    Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria, off course I will join on Friday.

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  14. love aspragus and what a fabulous way to make it. Stopping by from #RealFoodFridays

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  15. Hi Sadna,
    I love fresh asparagus and this recipe sounds simple but tasty that would be great for any ocassion. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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    1. Hi Marla, Thanks for visiting my blog and and for pinning and tweeting.

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  16. Sadhna, I love asparagus and this looks so delicious. I would also love these herbs, spices and orange on chicken to serve with the asparagus! Thanks for sharing, I know I say this every week, but I love your stories as much as I love your recipes. Thanks for linking to #WAYWOW!!!

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    1. Thanks very much Nikki for your comment and for reading the post.

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  17. I love asparagus! Can't wait to try it this way! Thanks for linking up at From the Archives Friday!

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    1. Hi Erica, Thanks very much for you visit and the comment dear.

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  18. I would love to serve this easy to make, tasty dish for my next club meeting. My friends would love it! I am so delighted to see your healthy and delicious Baked Asparagus recipe at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I'm Pinning and sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Deborah for your nice comment and for pinning and tweeting.

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