Heat some oil in a pan or kadhai on medium heat. Add some cumin seeds to it. Fry till they start to splutter. Also add a pinch of asafoetida.
Add diced potatoes to the pan. Fry them for 2-3 minutes till they start to brown very slightly.
Add the garlic, and cook for one more minute. Add chopped asparagus and spices to the pan. Give it a good stir.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 5-8 minutes till the potatoes and asparagus are cooked. Add garam masala powder and amchur powder. Mix everything well and cook for 2 minutes.
Aloo asparagus is ready. Serve it hot with any Indian bread like roti or on the side of dal rice.