How to make Asparagus in Saffron Sauce-Cook Smart -

Asparagus cooked and served on a bed of potatoes drizzled with saffron flavoured sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Asparagus (ऐस्परैगस / शतावरी), Saffron

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Asparagus in Saffron Sauce-Cook Smart

Asparagus in Saffron Sauce-Cook Smart Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Asparagus in Saffron Sauce-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Asparagus 8-10

  • Saffron a big pinc

  • Medium onions 2

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Medium potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon

  • Butter 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato puree 4 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup


Step 1

Heat 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan. Preheat the oven to 180º C.

Step 2

Quarter onions, put in a chopper jar and chop coarsely.

Step 3

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till translucent. Switch off the heat, transfer into a bowl. Add potatoes and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Add the asparagus to the hot water in the deep pan.

Step 5

Place round-shaped cookie cutter in a soup plate, half fill it with potato-onion mixture and press. Drizzle olive oil and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.

Step 6

Drain asparagus from the hot water and transfer into a bowl filled with cold water.

Step 7

For saffron sauce, heat butter in another non-stick pan, add garlic and saute till raw smell disappears. Add tomato puree and fresh cream and mix well. Add salt and mix again.

Step 8

Strain the mixture into a bowl and pour the strained liquid back into the same pan and cook till the sauce thickens. Add saffron and mix well. Switch off the heat.

Step 9

Drain excess water from the asparagus and place on a worktop. Cut the lower portions asparagus into equal sized pieces and insert one by one along the sides of the baked potato-onion mixture. Insert the asparagus tips in the center of the mixture.

Step 10

Gently remove the cookie cutter, drizzle the saffron sauce all around and on top of the asparagus and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.