Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. Ishaan had two weeks winter holidays and V took one week off from work. We stayed indoors mostly because of the cold weather. But we had lots of get togethers with friends. It was so much fun for all of us. We got up late, ate whenever we wanted instead of going by clock, slept very late and played/chatted with friends. I am kind of sad that the holidays are coming to end and from tomorrow, the child will go back to his daily schedule!. I had plans of posting something here once in a while but was feeling too lazy.
I did not know about Avocados (‘Benne hannu’ in Kannada) till I moved to US many years ago. I love this creamy fruit and when Ishaan was younger, I would buy it regularly, mash it up with lemon, salt and feed him. I also tried to incorporate it in any Indian dishes when possible – like this avocado dosa. My latest favorite has to be this avocado chapatis/parathas. One mashed avocado in the dough makes very soft chapatis. I make these very often now. Sometimes I just add avocado to wheat flour and make dough, sometimes I add some spices to it to make it more tasty.
1 avocado (mashed)
3 cups wheat flour
1/2 tea spn red chili powder
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tbl spn chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup yogurt/curd(optional)
Mash the avocado and add chilli powder, cumin seeds, salt to it. Mix well.
Now add this to wheat flour, add coriander leaves, mix everything well. Add yogurt to the mixture and enough water to make a dough. Keep the dough aside, covered, for 15-20mins.
Roll them into chapatis/parathas and roast on hot tava. Serve hot.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins
13 thoughts on “Avocado Paratha / Chapati”
Shilpa, how many parathas will 3 cups of wheat flour yeild?
This is such an awesome idea! I love avacados and am trying to make my family love them too. I’d add some diced green chillies to…yummm!
Happy New Year!
The parathas look wonderful, Shilpa! I’ve been reading about avocado parathas for years but keep forgetting to make them!
Looks so healthy something that my daughter will enjoy…Today I had mushrooms and was wondering what to do with them when I remembered my moms “Garam masalya almbe aambat” but cudnt call her for the recipe coz of time zones…Remembered Aayisrecipes and thanks to you we have a yummy mushroom curry on this very cold day…
Just a request, do yo know what I can make for a gluten free paratha…(my daugther is off gluten) do you think Jowar Bajri or Shingaadya peeth will make for a good Avocado paratha…??
thanks and stay warm…
Never tried adding it to other flours. I think it should work with rice flour or jowar
How many days will dough be stored
I don’t store the dough, would suggest using same day
awesome blog, i like this suggestion
Since mashed avocado’s turn brown very quickly,any idea if we can make and keep parantha for couple of hours or we have to use it when made.I was thinking of making them for lunchbox in the morning,but was not sure if they will turn brown by afternoon.
You can keep them. Once cooked, they won’t get brown
Awesome healthy n tasty!! Am going to make this one.. Btw tried ur MorI Masala with coconut yesterday and wasn’t t family floored. I do make mori really well but this was closest to my mom!!
Avocado can become poisonous when cooked. You will notice a bitter taste if that has happened. No problem for adults since poison is in small quantity, but could be a problem especially for small children. Please use with care.