Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Avocado Paratha

I love avocado as guacamole and tortilla chips. It's quite healthy and fills your stomach. Sometimes we eat it as dinner to keep it light and healthy.
Few days back I got two avocados and wanted to try some new recipe. I saw the use of avocado in roti in one of my blogger friends post and wanted to try the same recipe. 
These parathas turned out so soft and fluffy and it was awesome. I served these parathas with yogurt and Cranberry Pickle (Click on the link for the recipe...) that I made before. The combination was so perfect and packed with healthy ingredients.

To know more about Avocado Nutrition and as to how cut an avocado, please read my earlier post which focuses on a salad recipe using avocado, nutritional information about avocado and a Video on how to cut an avocado. (here is the LINK......)

1 cup Avocado mashed with fork
2 cups Wheat Flour/Atta
1/8 tsp Oil
Water as needed


1. In a large mixing bowl add mashed avocado, flour and start kneading the dough, when it gets hard to knead add water as needed and make a dough as the regular chapati dough. As the avocado is like buttery....the kneaded dough will be bit softer than the usual dough.

2. Keep the dough aside for about 5-10 mins, applying a bit of oil, so that the dough does not dry out. Keep it covered by a kitchen/paper towel.
3. Now make lemon size balls.
4. Meanwhile take pan and bring it to a medium to high heat.
5. Take each ball of dough, dip it in flour and roll it to a small and thick roti, apply some ghee or oil and sprinkle little flour and fold it to a triangle and dip again in flour and roll again to a paratha triangle shape or any desired shape you want.

6. Then place the paratha on the pan, when you see small white bubbles over the top of the paratha, turn it once and it but have some very light white/brown spots.
7. When the paratha rises, press on the fluffy part so that the steam inside will help the other part of the paratha to fluff up.

8. Flip the paratha again to the other side and repeat again the step 7.
9. Now remove the paratha after few seconds, add ghee or butter if you want it to me more rich. I did not add any ghee or butter. For kids, it will be more nice and soft if you add ghee or butter.

10. I served it with Cranberry Pickle (Click the link to view the recipe....) and yogurt, this combination worked so well together and happy that I kept it all healthy! :)