Avocado chapati(Roti)

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DSCN0473                                              Ready to serve Avocado chapati with chutney powder & Hurikadle chutney

Makes :8-10

Time taken: 30 minutes

An avocado is technically a fruit. This is because, according to the formal definition, a fruit is the part of a plant that develops from its flower and contains the seeds. All other parts of a plant are considered vegetables, including the stems and roots.  Avocados are classified botanically as berries that contain a single large seed. They come from a family of flowering trees named Lauraceae. From a culinary standpoint, they share a few qualities with vegetables. Vegetables are usually savory in nature, not sweet, and are often used in main dishes. Avocado has a subtle, rich flavor that isn’t too sweet, as well as a creamy texture, making it similar to many vegetables.

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association claims that consuming one avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat diet could help lower bad cholesterol among people who are overweight or obese.

A study published in the journal Cancer Research suggests that a compound found in avocados – called avocatin B – could help tackle acute myeloid leukemia.

To write a few words regarding the wonder fruit Avacado, If the avocado is firm and does not budge, you will need to let it ripen for a few days before consuming. Soft avocados make great guacamole or dip, or even a chapati/Roti , while firmer avocados are great for slicing and adding to a salad or a sandwich. To speed up the ripening process, place an avocado in a paper bag with a banana.  I just prepared Avocado chapati a couple of times and it was so soft that i had never eaten such a soft chapati/paratha as such.  Why not try and enjoy it when it has so many health benefits????

DSCN0634                                                                                                  Ripe Avocado

What you need to have:

1. Grated Avocado – 3/4 cup

2. Wheat atta – around 1 and 1/4 cup(approx)

3. chili powder – 1 teaspoon

4. Salt – as needed

What you do with what you have:

1. Cut open the veggie with a knife by just marking around and break it into half and just peal off the skin and mash/grate the pulp of the fruit.  Add chili powder, salt and wheat atta to it and transfer it to a wide bowl.DSCN0462                                                                             All ingredients in a wide round bowl

2. Mix it well and make a soft dough by kneading it as much as possible by not adding water.  Pinch out required quantity of the dough and roll it into a round 4″ disc , sprinkle a little atta and fold it into a semicircle and sprinkle a little atta over it and then fold it into a triangle.  Dust it in wheat atta and roll it into required thick consistency.DSCN0464                                                 Knead chapati dough, pinched out ball & the rolled roti/chapati

3. Place a roti skillet on medium flame.  When heated place the rolled roti on it and roast till small dots appear on top of it and also puffs up a little.DSCN0468                                                                           Avocado chapati being roasted

4. Roast on the reverse by flipping till brown dots appear on the top of the roti.  These chaptis are so soft with multiple layers and without ghee/oil etc…  So healthy for sure.DSCN0469                                                                          Roti being roasted on the reverse

5. When done, transfer it to a serving plate and enjoy with either pickle, chutney powder, wet chutney or any side dish of your choice.  Yummmmm!!!!DSCN0473                                          Ready to serve Avocado roti with chutney powder & Hurikaadle chutney

Makes: 8-10

Time taken: 30 minutes

Good to remember:     1. Use fresh and ripe Avocado for the dish as there are chances that if not ripe it is not possible to knead the dough to a soft consistency..

2. One can even add dhania-jeera powder, asafoetida powder as per ones p allot.

3. No need to use either oi/ghee at all and the roti turns so soft.

4. One can even relish with any side dish of your choice.  I relished with flax seeds chutney powder.


2 thoughts on “Avocado chapati(Roti)

    Guacamole (indian style) « The Indian Food Court said:
    July 26, 2015 at 3:04 am

    […] have written detailed description of this veggie/fruit Avocado in my earlier post on Avocado Chapati. Guacamole is a popular dip prepared in the u.S not only in american restaurants but also in the […]

    Surabhi said:
    February 12, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Hi Aunty,
    Love your recipes, presented so attractively and with step-by-step explanation. I just tried out the avocado roti. Excellent! A very innovative use of avocado. Also tried the masoor biryani, turned out great!

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