Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Avocado Paratha

Fresh ripe avocado is very tasty and has a beautiful green color. It is packed with nutrients and good fats. The most popular dish with avocado is guacamole. But avocado can be used in many different ways. It can be sliced and used in sandwiches. Or in a paratha as I have done here.


When I first heard of this paratha I couldn't really tell whether it would be liked in my family. I had made a note of it but never tried it. I am so glad I did. This paratha is colorful and very tasty. I did what I usually do while making parathas. I walk into my pantry and pick up the bottles that catch my eye. Those are the flavoring spices for the day. I listed what I used, feel free to experiment.
Note: Avocado turns black brown if it is exposed to air so you cannot cut it ahead of time.

You will need (for 7 parathas)
1 avocado
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. kalonji (onion seeds)
1 tsp. ajwain (carom seeds)
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
1/2 tsp. black pepper
salt to taste
1 tsp. oil
water as needed to make dough

Peel the avocado and remove the seed. Mash it and add all the other ingredients except the water. Mix well and use just enough water to form a soft dough. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Divide into 7 portions.


Heat a griddle pan. I use cast iron. Take one portion of dough and roll it on a work surface to the size of a small disc. Fold the sides in like an envelope.



Roll it out in the shape of a square. Place it on the hot griddle and cook one side. Flip it over and cook the other side. Brown spots and a change in the green color should tell you when the paratha is cooked.


Take the paratha off the griddle and repeat for the other portions.


Enjoy with a bowl of yogurt and/or pickle.


This is my entry for week four, day two of BM #50 for the theme Bookmarked recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#50.

12 comments:

  1. healthy and delicious paratha... nice alternative to the regular stuffed paratha..

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  2. I love this paratha. It makes the paratha very soft right?

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  3. Addition of avocados to the roti dough makes the rotis softer.

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  4. I love to add avocado to the dough and the spices you added makes it even more flavorful.

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  5. Very interesting paratha..I guess we can actually add in anything you want in a paratha and get it liked..good try!

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  6. A good and healthy paratha, a change from the regular one.

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  7. Absolutely new to me . Sounds interesting.

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  8. Avocados in parathas sound good esp with all those spices!

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  9. Its been ages i prepared paratha with avocado, looks fabulous.

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  10. Love it, totally yumm!!! Have an avocado, calling for attention, i might try this for tomorrow's lunch!!!

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  11. I love avocados, but my husband is not a big fan of them -- he says he's allergic (which I find hard to believe). Anyway, I made avocado rotis long time back and remember them being soft and yummy!! I might have to make these parathas again just for myself :-)

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