Thursday, May 22, 2014

Avocado Parathas

I’m realizing that that the distribution of items in my recipe list is very uneven. Like I have more number of curries, but I have hardly any roti/parathas or appetizers.. So in the coming entries I’m going to keep that in mind and try to even them out as much as possible. 

Also, I tried back to back parathas recently and I was very happy with the results. The first one was Avocado Paratha from Lalitha’s blog and the second one was Cabbage Paratha, which will be my next entry. 
My daughter likes chapathis and parathas a lot. Parathas are every mother’s best weapon to sneak in vegetables!

Taste wise, avocado parathas don’t taste of avocados, it’s pretty much the taste of the masala in them. But texture wise, the parathas come out unbelievably soft. The color was also some exotic green.. 

It’s a great dish to prepare for guests. 

Lalitha adds sautéed onions, which she says enhances the flavor and makes it easy for rolling. So I did the same. 

One more tip from Lalitha - 
You can add sesame seeds or ajwain for additional taste. 


Avocado - 1
Wheat flour
Onion - 1
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Cilantro


Heat oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onion and saute. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry. Add jeera, coriander and red-chili powder. Saute till done. Allow it to cool. Scoop and mash the avocado into the pan. To this add wheat flour , salt and cilantro. Mix and add more wheat flour if required. Add water only if required. The water content in the avocado is enough to make the dough. Allow the dough to rest. 

Make balls and roll the parathas thin or slightly thick as per your preference. Cook on both sides. Serve hot with pickle and curd, or some curry.

 Toddler Verdict - My daughter loves it. 

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