My hubby likes roti /chapathi of all kind. You can give him 3 times a day and he won’t grumble. He makes good chapathi too. During my last grocery shopping I bought some Avocado, thinking of making salad with them. I didn’t get the chance and in the end they reached their expiration date. They were telling me “Use us today or throw us tomorrow”. So I had to do something with them.
Avocado has lots of health benefits; it contains oleic acid healthy mono saturated fats and lowers cholesterol. Avocado contains phyto-nutrients which can protect us from breast cancer and oral cancer, further it helps to increase the intake of Carotenoids from other vegetables. It is a good source of potassium, which is known reduce blood pressure. "Diets containing foods that are good sources of potassium and low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke” this claim was also approved by U.S drugs and Administration. While mentioning about heart health I have recently seen an episode on Nightline ABC about salt intake . If you reduce the salt intake, you will live longer. This is true. My dad was diagnosed with high blood pressure at age of 40. Doctors told him to reduce the salt intake and he did that religiously. At present he is quite healthy other than some old age related problems. My Mom died of cardiac arrest and she was diabetic. Diabetes and high blood pressure is running in our family. Hubby is diabetic; and he is controlling his blood sugar levels by strict control of his diet and exercise. Because of dad’s blood pressure amma use to add less salt, while cooking the dishes. It has become a habit for us to use less salt. After marriage, my hubby also takes less salt. If we can make small changes in diet and that can help us to have good life why wait. I think good health is real wealth. If you want to read more health benefits of avocado read from here.
When Ivy announced a blog event in memory of Rosie from “Baking Cakes Galore", who passed away due to heart attack, I thought I should mention about my mom also.
After reading all these good things about avocado I try to buy them whenever I get them fresh. Finally I decided to make paratha/chapathi with them. The chapathis came out soft and fluffy because of avocado and tasted great too. I also added some kalonji and cumin seeds with spices like gram masala, amchoor powder. I had them with blacked pea masala curry. In the end, the meal turned out to be a healthy one. Here goes the recipe.
What you need
Whole wheat flour: 2 cups
Water : ½ cup
Avocado: 1 no( Seeded and mashed )
Armchoor powder: ¼ teaspoon
Gram masala: ½ teaspoon
Chili powder: ½ teaspoon
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
Kalonji/Nigella seeds: ½ teaspoon
Salt: ½ teaspoon
Oil: 2 tablespoon ( I used Olive oil)
How I made
In a large bowl stir together flour, salt, kalonji, cumin seeds, avocado, gram masala, chili powder, armchoor powder and 1 1/2tablespoon of oil. Slowly add water until a soft dough forms. Knead, until smooth and elastic dough similar to chapathi forms, it takes about 15 minutes.
Form dough into a ball and coat with 1/2 tablespoons oil in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough stand at warm room 20 minutes.
Divide dough into 14 equal pieces and, keeping remaining pieces covered with plastic wrap. Roll out each piece into a round approximately 6 inches in diameter.
Heat a dry large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat until hot, cook chapathi, turning once, until puffed and browned in spots, 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a plate .Roll out and cook 13 more chapathi, stacking them on plate.
Enjoy warm with black eyed pea masala.
Preparation time: 50 minutes
Verdict: Good, soft chapathi
Will you make it again: Yes I will
This Healthy Delicious Avocado Chapathi is going to
In Memory of Rosie event hosted by Ivy
Veggie/Fruit :A month event :Avocado hosted by Priya
Think Spice: Think Garam masala hosted by Saraswathy originally started by Sunita.