Friday, April 20, 2018

Avocado Parata / Flatbread

Avocado (also known as Alligator pear) , is botanically a large berry consisting of one large seed. This is one fruit , we eat a lot in our house. Usually, I prepare "Guacamole" which we eat with chips or as a spread with toasted bread. But on other occasions, I prepare a tasty flatbread with avocado. Due to the buttery texture of the avocado, these flatbreads/paratas turn out very soft and you can roll it very thin too. Serve it with a curry of choice or yogurt and you have a delicious meal:)

Avocado paratas remain soft even after they are cold. Hence, they can be a perfect option for lunch boxes. To make the best flatbread, it is essential that you knead the dough and let it rest for a good 30 minutes. Also, use a generous amount of cilantro, it enhances the flavor of the flatbreads.

Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml
    • Avocado : 1 large
    • Lemon juice : 2 tsp
    • Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
    • Carrom seeds / Ajwain : 1/2tsp
    • Red chilli powder / Paprika : 1/2 tsp
    • Turmeric powder / Haldi : 1/4 tsp
    • Cilantro leaves (chopped) : 1/2 cup
    • Whole wheat flour : 1 cup plus extra for dusting
    • Salt as per taste.
    • Oil : A little for kneading and more for cooking the paratas
    • Water as needed
    • Peal the avocado, remove the seed and mash it. Add some lemon juice to prevent browning of the avocados.

    • Now, add the cumin powder, carrom seeds, red chilli powder, salt  and cilantro leaves. Mix well.
    • Add the whole wheat flour and knead a smooth dough. Use a little water to help you knead the dough. Add 1 tbsp oil and give it a final knead.

    • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
    • After the dough has been rested, make small sized balls (you should get about 6-8 balls depending on the size of the ball).

    • Take a dough ball, dip it in the flour and flatten it. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a thin circle.

    • Heat a griddle. When the griddle is hot, add the rolled circle. When you see bubbles appearing on the surface , flip it. Apply some oil to the top surface and after a minute, flip again. Apply oil to the other side too. Using the back side of the spatula, press the flatbread/roti, so that it gets cooked uniformly. Once , both sides are uniformly cooked, remove it from the griddle and store it in a hot casserole. 

    • Similarly, prepare all the other rotis. Serve with a curry of your choice or yogurt.

    1 comment:

    1. You proved it. There is limits to inventing our food items. This is a fab roti.