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Asparagus Punjabi Style

  • Author: Spice (Kate)
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: vegetable
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian, Punjabi
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This recipe for Asparagus Punjabi Style celebrates spring and honors the amazing flavors of Punjab, a state in the northwest of India.



3 tablespoons peanut oil (or more, if needed to cover the bottom of the pan)

1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 medium sweet bell pepper (red, orange or yellow)

1 pound asparagus, cut into 1” pieces

1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon amchur (mango) powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Heat the peanut oil on medium-high heat in a large sauté pan. Add the mustard seeds and cumin and sauté until the mustard seeds start to pop (you’ll know it when you see it).
  2. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. 
  3. Add the asparagus, then the chili powder, garam masala, ground turmeric, amchur powder, and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the water, lower heat to simmer, and cover. Allow to simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender.
  5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice, mix lightly, and serve.

Keywords: Punjab, Punjabi, India, Indian, Pakistan, Pakistani, asparagus, spicy, vegetable, vegetarian, vegan

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