It's finally summer !!!!
It has been much awaited, the hubby do list has finally emerged from the back of the" junk drawer", the barbecue has been set up all ready to fire and we are ready to do some real gardening. The pantry has been stocked up on junk food , knowing well we will be miserable by fall when our sweaters start to look bulky!
After the initial enthusiasm, the summer heat can get to us, it is by then that we long for cool salads, light appetizers and chilled punches, but this year we started early, we roasted asparagus, sprinkled it with spicy tandoori masala.. and served it with some cold yogurt dip ... simply good!
Snap the tough end of the asparagus and stir fry them in your favorite oil/butter...sprinkle on some tandoori masala and salt and stir them so the masala evenly coats all the stems.
For the dip: To 1/2 a cup of thick yogurt add 1tsp of sour cream, 1/2tsp jalapeno mustard, some chopped mint leaves or a little bit of mint chutney, whisk still it is nice and creamy...Enjoy as a snack or an appetizer.