One of my favorite soups growing up was Asparagus soup. Growing up in India, Asparagus soup was only served in one upscale restaurant in town and so I had to earn my trip to that restaurant to order it.

When I moved to the US several years back, I was so happy and surprised that Asparagus was so easily available in the markets. Thus began my journey of making Asparagus soup at home.

Again, a very easy quick meal that you can whip up for the family.


Asparagus- a bunch chopped up till the ends (where the hard part begins- discard the hard ends)

Garlic cloves-5

1/4 cup of sweet peas

1 large onion chopped roughly

Turmeric powder- 1 tsp

Cayenne powder depending on spice level

Salt to taste

Vegetable Broth or Water- 1/2 cup

Any oil

1 Tsp of sunflower seeds for garnish.


Place a pot under medium flame. Add oil, then garlic, chopped up onions and Asparagus and saute for 5 minutes.

Add salt to taste, turmeric powder, and cayenne depending on your spice level.

Add 1/4 cup sweet peas and mix well. Sweet Peas offers a very green and sweet flavor to the dish. I add sweet peas to keep the green color as opposed to blanching.

Add 1/2 cup of vegetable broth or water. Keep covered and cook for about 2-3 minutes .

Now transfer the contents to a blender and blend it to a smooth consistency.

Garnish with sunflower seeds.