Thursday, December 4, 2008

Avocado Parathas

Considered to be an almost complete food – so much so that in certain parts of the world babies are weaned using mashed avocado. Native to Central America and has been cultivated for thousands of years, they are rich in potassium and vitamin A. Avocado is also used traditionally to heal skin problems. The pulp is also believed to be both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Avocado will aid healing for people suffering from digestive and circulatory problems....Another benefit of avocado for the skin where avocado paste can be applied to rashes and rough skin to make it smoother.The brighter the fruit, the more beta-carotene (the substance that helps to prevent cancer) your avocado contains.If you need to speed up the ripening process, place avocados in a paper bag with apple or banana. Never put avocado in a fridge since it will make the ripening process significantly slower. If avocado yield slightly to gentle pressure, it’s ready to be eaten..Select heavy, unblemished fruit. Most market will sell unripe and hard avocados. So after you bought one, allow it to ripe between 3 to 6 days...Parathas with avocado, another healthy dish from my kitchen...the recipe starts like this...


2cups Wheat flour
1/2cup Avocado flesh + few tsp of cubed Avocado
1cup Yoghurt
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Carom seed powder(omam powder)
Salt
Maida for dusting
Oil for cooking

Take a large bowl, add the wheatflour, avocado flesh, yoghurt,garam masala powder, carom powder, salt n cubes avocado...mix everything well n knead them as smooth dough, can also add water if needed...keep aside for half an hour..

Make 12 -15 balls out from the dough n dust them with maida n roll them as parathas..heat a tsp of oil in a pan, once the oil is hot, put the paratha to the hot oil n cook both sides until they get well cooked..

Serve this delicious parathas with ur choice of side dishes!!!

Sending this healthy parathas to Think Spice - Think Carom host by Raaga
                                              Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth..

31 comments:

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow good for helth nice recipe but again Icouln't see the pic.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Hope now the pic is k....dunno wat happened:(

indosungod said... Reply To This Comment

Those Avacado parathas do look good. Thanks for those tips on buying Avacados.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I am trying to include avocados in my meals and this one seems to be an ideal dish. Thank you very much for such a healthy dish dear :)

Viki Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

Useful tips on avocados. That too with paratha seems soo.. healthy dear:)

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting invention...I thought Avocados are loaded with trans fat...always kept them at bay...maybe use a little bit now and then...

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow you made paraths with avovado. Realy clever and healthy too.

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good....I've wanted to try avocados in parathas for a while now....I've read that they make the parathas very soft.

trupti
the spice who loved me

miss v said... Reply To This Comment

i love avocados... this sounds interesting. can't wait to try it!

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

I never heard of carom before but the rest of the recipe sounds delicious and easy to make.

Sangeeth said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy choice priya...good one..i'll surely try it out!

Soma said... Reply To This Comment

I am seeing this paratha in so many places. I would love to make these. I always have avacado at home.

Vaidehi said... Reply To This Comment

healthy recipe

chakali

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Avocado in bread and now in roti good way to indulge ...

Rosie said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, thank you for visiting my blog very kind of you! You have a lovely site here.

Those paraths with avovado look really lovely.

Rosie x

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

I have tried once with avacado, we get very soft chapathis....with carom seeds very aromatic.Nice entry for the event Priya.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

avocado paratha? god u are sooooo creative!

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

You are so innovative!! Never seen before recipe and since I haven't had an avocado I don't even know how this tastes:) Will keep this in mind and look for some now! (Isn't this a summer fruit?)

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Good healthy parathas! Thanks for the delicious recipe Priya!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I have been wanting to try using avocados in paratha for a while now....your paratha looks delicious!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, thank u so much for such warm wishes.. i am also glad to meet u thru blog. hugs to u 2 :)

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

wow .. i love avocado, this is really cool

Archy said... Reply To This Comment

hey parata with avocado.. wonderful.. Priya !! shall try.. i just add to chapathi flour.. next time shall try this !!

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

unique parathas...nice idea to use avacadoes..

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and looks yummy

Red Chillies said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice recipe. I see this many time in other blogs and forget about it. I have to remember this.

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

ooh.. it looks yummy n mouthwatering yaar...

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

THanks to all friends for dropping ur awesome comments...

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

@sunshinemom, we r getting avocadoes even in winter, dunno about India.. sorry..

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this looks healthy and gr8.

Sangeetha Subramanian said... Reply To This Comment

Thank u so much for this wonderful recipe.. Tried and its absolutely delicious..Yummy.....