Ripe avocado is mashed up and mixed with wheat flour along with other spices to form a soft dough. The dough is rested for couple of minutes and made into chapati. Avocado chapati can be served with any spicy curry or any dal of your choice.
Makes: around 2 Avocado Chapati.
Wheat Flour 1 Cup
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Cilantro few Sprigs
Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil as required
Method of preparation:
Thoroughly mash the avocado and keep aside.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Lightly crush together green chiles, cilantro, cumin seeds and salt.
In a mixing bowl, mix together wheat flour, mashed avocado, crushed green chile mixture, lemon juice and salt.
Add sufficient water and knead the mixture into soft dough.
Keep the dough covered with a damp cloth or plastic wrap for around 15 – 30 minutes.
Tear the wheat flour dough into lemon sized balls and roll out each ball into thin disks and keep aside.
Smear few drops of oil with the help of a spoon on the rolled out circular disk and close to form a semi circle.
Spread few more drops of oil on the semi circle and close it into a triangle.
Press lightly, dust some wheat flour and roll the triangular shaped dough into somewhat thin triangular chapati.
Repeat the same with remaining circular disks.
Heat a flat pan on medium – high heat.
When pan gets hot, place one rolled out avocado chapati at a time.
Fry on one side till brown spots appear and turn on other side and pour a tsp of oil (if using) around the chapati.
When you see brown spots on the other side, remove from heat and place in a closed container to avoid hard chapati.
Repeat the same with remaining rolled out avocado chapati.
Serve avocado chapati topped with curry or dal of your choice.
Notes: Make sure not to overcook the chapati.
Suggestions: If the chapati is not cooked properly, put it back on heat and cook on low flame till done. Keep the avocado chapati covered to avoid exposing to air and hardening.
Variations: Also add few pinches of red chile powder and/or garam masala if desired.
Other Names: Avocado Chapati.