Sunday, September 26, 2010

Avocado Paratha / Avocado Flavoured Indian Bread..

Avocado has the highest protein and oil content than any other fruit. In fact, this soft-fleshed fruit can contain up to 30 per cent fat. Don't let the high fat content put you off, though; avocados contain only monounsaturated fat, which may help to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Wanna enjoy this buttery fruit in a delicious form!Avocado parathas are coming your way...


Avocado- 1 ripe fruit 

Whole wheat flour-2 cups

Green chillies-2 or (adjusted to spice levels) deseeded and finely chopped

Cumin pwdr-2 tsp

Coriander pwdr-2 tsp

Red chilly pwdr-1 tsp

Turmeric pwdr-1/2 tsp

Asafoetida/Peringayam/hing-a pinch

Salt to taste

Warm water-2 tbsp if needed

Oil/ghee- to cook parathas


1.Run through the middle of the avocado with the help of a knife and cut it into half.

2.Discard the seed and scoop the buttery pulp using a sharp spoon leaving  the skin behind.

3.Now sift the wheat flour in a large bowl and add all the spice powders and mix well.

4.Add the scooped pulp and knead it into a smooth pliable dough adding very little water only if needed.

5.Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-30 mins.

6.Knead the dough once again on a dusted surface and make small lemon sized balls.

7.Roll each ball of dough into triangular or circular parathas using a rolling pin.

8.Do not add too much of flour to dust unless the dough is sticky as this will make the  parathas

9.Cook in on a hot griddle or tawa using half a tbsp of ghee on either sides till it turns golden brown in color.

10.Serve it hot with any raitha or pickle of your choice.

Since avocado is a buttery fruit and has a lot of oil in it,it gives the paratha a lot of softness without having to add any oil or ghee.

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