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????
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. 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. Knead chapati dough, pinched out ball & the rolled roti/chapati
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. 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!!!! Ready to serve Avocado roti with chutney powder & Hurikaadle chutney
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.