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Asparagus With Ginger

Asparagus with Ginger Recipe by Manjula

Asparagus With Ginger

Stir-fry asparagus is healthy and simple to prepare, yet very delicious.  Asparagus With Ginger is a beautiful dish to serve and makes a great appetizer or a side dish.
Recipe serves 4.
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 bunch of asparagus approx. 1 pound
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seed jeera
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Holding the stalk at both ends, bend gently until it breaks on its own.  Discard the hard portion of the stalk.
  • Cut the remaining asparagus spears diagonally into 2 inch pieces.
  • Bring oil to medium heat in a large frying pan that can hold all the asparagus.
  • Add cumin seeds and wait till they crack. Then add asparagus, ginger, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
  • Stir-fry for about 4 to 5 minutes until asparagus are tender but still crunch.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.


Serving Options
  • Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on cooked asparagus, just prior to serving. If the asparagus is warm enough, the cheese will melt and be delicious.
  • Add 1 tablespoon sliced almonds half way through cooking the asparagus (step 5 of Method).  This will make a beautiful presentation and taste great.
Keyword asparagus, ginger, Vegan
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53 thoughts on “Asparagus With Ginger

  1. Hi Manjula Aunty
    Thank you so much for sharing such clear cut instructions and delicious meals which are made from ingredients readily available in the kitchen. I have tried some of your recipes and have enjoyed every bite of it. Your videos are so interesting to watch as well.

    Could you please explain one thing to me, you are using parmesan cheese. What brand is it? Does it contain egg powder? I am bit puzzled as most parmesan cheese contain some egg ingredients. Please clarify this. Thanks.

  2. It was really quick delicious healthy recipe. I ate it with lemon rice. Really took me a maximum of 10 minutes in total. A real quick fix for busy lifestyle. This was my first time browsing manjula’s kitchen and I am impressed with the recipes and also the accurate measures and clear instructions.

  3. I made this recipe yesterday and it was delicious. As I am only one in my household, can I freeze the leftovers for use at another time? Thanks, Kathy

  4. Hi Manjula I really like your method of cooking very simple and tasty.I want to request one thing if you can put some low calorie recipes as well in your website.


  5. My 3 year old and 1 year old LOVE asparagus. This recipe was wonderful for them. They ate it by their hand and dipped them in vegetable dip for added yummy-ness as a afternoon snack. Good and healthy alternative to chips, cookies, etc. as afternoon family snack.

  6. That looks gorgeous. I love green asparagus. I live in Holland where white asparagus is more popular but personally nothing beats the green kind, at least for me. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I saw the video on how to prepare asparagus ginger….this was the first time I came across your site…and I genuinely want to thank you for puttingg up all your recipes. Thank you very very very much! I totlly loved the way you explained. Will learn cooking more from your site,

    Best wishes,

    N lotsa love 🙂
    A 22 yr beginner…who is learnin how to cook for herself 🙂


  8. Hey Manjula Aunty,

    I made the asparagus today and it turned out amazing.
    Loved it, great way to eat vegetables with a smiling face.
    I do have a question- is it necessary to break the stems one by one, or can we just cut it by knife?

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes. IYour website is a source of healthy, tasty comfort food away from home.

  9. Im glad I located this website, I couldnt obtain any information on this subject prior to. I also run a niche site and in case you are ever serious in doing a bit of visitor writing for me make sure you feel free to let me know, im always look for people to check out my blog page. Please stop by and leave a comment sometime!

  10. Hi there,

    I have now made this recipe many times and have tried it with different vegetables. It also works well with green beans or potatoes 🙂

    Thanks again Manjula,


  11. dear mam,

    By chance landed on your website,i must admit it’s superb&simple.The best thing about it is that all recipes are original,simple&innovative.



  12. Hello Aunty, Your recipes come out so great!!! I have tried several of your recipes and all of them tasted very delicious. Thanks a ton for this fabulous work!!!

  13. Dear Manjula,

    Thank you for such delicious recipes! Tonight I made the Asparagus with Ginger, it was such a treat! I am on a strict diet and can not eat onion or garlic and was very happy to come across your website.

    Thanks again,

    Sprig 🙂

  14. I live in Thailand for the last 4 years and made khoya from milk which is hard and time consuming Now with milk powder and cream my life has been made easy vy Manjula Thanks

  15. Today I made your Asparagus dish and it was superb!
    Is Asparagus extensively grown in India, or is this your adaptation of an Indian dish that uses another vegetable?

    1. Using Parmesan cheese with cumin and ginger is an odd pairing. Parmesan is typically used in Italian cooking and this is an Asian spiced dish and in my opinion doesn’t need cheese. Parmesan or Romano cheese Is delicious on top of asparagus sauteed in oil and garlic (no ginger).

  16. Hello Manjula ji,

    I tried this recipe today, but for some reason, there was a pool of grey-black liquid at the bottom of the pan after sauteeing the asparagus for 2-3 mins. I was wondering why…
    I used a normal cast iron kadhai for this.


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