Monday, January 17, 2011

Avocado Rotis

Avocados are a tropical fruit which is available throughout the world. It is known for its high fat content when compared to other fruit, mostly monounsaturated fat. It has a subtle flavor and a creamy texture. Since, it has a tendency to turn brown quickly, you can use some lime or lemon juice after cutting them. Normally, I use avocado to make guacamole but I wanted to try different recipes using avocados. I like the taste of guacamole, so, I used this as a base for the rotis.


1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 large ripe avocado, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
4-5 green chillies, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup water or less, for the dough
1 tsp oil, for the dough


In a blender, add the avocado, garlic, and green chillies and make a creamy paste. Keep aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt, avocado paste and chopped cilantro leaves. Mix well. Add oil, little water and knead well to make a soft and non-sticky dough. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes.

Take a small piece of the dough, say lemon size, and roll into medium-sized rotis. Heat a pan with medium heat and cook the roti on one side till it turns lightly brown. Drizzle some oil on the roti and flip it over to cook on the other side. Serve hot with peas curry or some dal.

Makes 7-8 rotis.