Friday, January 25, 2008

Garlic Avocado Roti

So, I was going through the usual, "What do I make for dinner tonight???" turmoil last night. I was thinking about what I had in the fridge because I realllllly didn't want to have to go shopping in the freezing cold. I suddenly remembered seeing a reference to avocado parathas on Maheshwari's blog a while ago. I had some avocados so I thought that would be a good use for them. Then, I had a seemingly crazy thought... Being the garlic fiend that I am, I thought, "Why not add a ton of garlic and make them into garlic avocado rotis?" The results, my friends were delicioso! So much so that I'm sending this over to Sunita of Sunita's world for her think spice event with the theme of gaaaaaaaarlic!


Avocado - 1 medium, mashed with fork or potato masher
Garlic - 5 cloves
Green chillies - 4, or to taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala (optional) - 1/2 tsp (I didn't use this here)
Salt to taste
Whole wheat flour (atta) - 2 cups


1. Crush garlic and green chillies in mortar and pestle or mixie. Mix this with mashed avocado in a medium bowl.

2. Add atta, cumin powder, garam masala (if using), and salt to avocado mixture. Mix well, adding very little water, if needed. In all likelihood, you'll either not need water or require maybe a couple of tablespoons. So, be careful! :)

3. Heat tava/griddle on medium heat.

4. Now, break off small lemon size balls of dough and roll out (slightly thicker than chappathi) using a little bit of flour.

5. Drizzle a few drops of oil on the tava and place rolled out roti on it.

6. Fry until bubbles form and the roti has brown spots on the side touching the tava. Turn over and cook until brown spots form on the other side.

7. Enjoy hot with pickle, curds, raita, etc.!

You really don't even need anything to accompany this (in my opinion) because the garlicky spicy flavor is just amazing. One more look...:


Asha said...

I made this too with Mahesh's recipe, delicious!:)

Kalai said...

Ashakka, you are fast aren't you??? Girl, I just posted this! Yup, very yummy! :)

Cynthia said...

Wow, wow, wow, how creative. I love avocados and I'll try this when next I get a nice ripe one.

Kalai said...

Thank you, thank you, Cynthia! Can't take full credit for the idea as I was inspired by Maheshwari. :) Yes, do try... Turned out yummy! :)

Pravs said...

oh something with avocado.. really good one. I should try this.

Kalai said...

Pravs, give it a try and let me know what you think! :)

AnuSriram said...

Nice idea Kalai, Will try your version...

Kalai said...

Thanks Anu! Let me know how it comes out. :)

manju said...

I'm always lazy about making breads at home, even flatbreads, but I love avocados and I simply must try this recipe! Your photo is very inspiring, too, it looks quite delicious.