Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Avocado with Indian seasoning

Avocado's also known as butter pear, alligator pear and sometimes as butter fruit. Avocados are most widely used in Mexican cuisine's and Guacamole is one of the famous dip/dish made with this fruit.

We are very fond of spicy Mexican dips, I regularly make authentic Mexican Guacamole to go with some corn chips. Sometimes I do the Indian version of Guacamole in place of chutneys by doing the tempering with mustard seeds, hing and urad dal . Just adding the seasoning/tempering to the avocados, gives a very different taste to it. This will be good as side-dish with Indian kind rotis.

So here is how I make it.

Ingredients :

  • Avocado(s) - 1 or 2
  • Lime/lemons - about half (this helps to prevent oxidation or changing into brown color)
  • Red onions/ Shallot - 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 1or 2 finely chopped (depending on level of spiciness)

For Tempering:

  • Oil - 2tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - one pinch

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove the pit/seed and skin. Mash them coarsely.
  2. Squeeze fresh lime/lemon to the avocados.
  3. Add finely chopped onion and chili,add salt to taste. Mix well to combine.
  4. Lastly do the tempering with oil, when oil is hot add mustard seeds and urad dal.
  5. When dal changes color and mustard seeds start to pop add hing and add this seasoning to the Avocado mixture, mix well.

Quick and healthy side dish/dip/chutney is ready to be served. We usually eat this with Chapatis. Enjoy !

I am sending this to Siri's new event Healing Foods - Avocado.

32 comments:

  1. i love the indianized version..am going to trythis soon..

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  2. Avocado photo mastagi bandide ri. Seasoning is interesting :)

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  3. Looks great.Perfect seasoning!

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  4. The tempering that you have added is a really nice Indian touch to it. Looks yumm!

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  5. Making chutney never came in mind- sounds great for chapati!

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  6. Wow looks fantastic....very unique Madhu..

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  7. WOW!! You made Indian style Guacamole of Avocado, how creative, Looks delicious. I think it's good with doses too. I haven't bought Avocados in a while. Good one Madhu.

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  8. I can actually feel the buttery taste from the pic Madhu..and your indianized version is really nice!

    Thanks for the entry dear.

    Siri

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  9. I really like the indian tempering you added to the dip:) looks yumm

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  10. Nice recipe with my fav avocado..gr8 with some chips...

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  11. Nice version. Looks delicious and very easy to prepare.

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  12. Love your Indian version of Guacamole ...Will try this sometimes..Thanks Madhu !

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  13. nice click... Interesting tweak on the mexican guacamole..good recipe

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  14. Avacado chutney sounds interesting.
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  15. looks like indian version of guacamole..yummy

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  16. I liked the tadke twist :) Its been long time since I trid Guacamole's at home.

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  17. Anything Indianized, smells and tastes great... The pic speaks 1000 words looks amazing!!!

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  18. Cool idea, never thought of tadka to avacado..

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  19. That's a gorgeous green, nice dish!!!

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  20. Loved the Indianized version of avocado, and it is so healthy too !

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  21. Looks gorgeous Madhu..still to try cooking with Avocado!!

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  22. Looks yum...try to do ur method. Same here always makes mexican style. I like the flavour of avocado :)

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  23. 1st time here,Colours are so vibrant and lovely click too.I am sure it tastes good too.

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  24. very clever idea Madhu. We love Avocados at home.

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  25. I know I loved your zucchini chutney so am sure this will be a hit too.

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  26. This is one of the most amazing chutneys I have ever tasted. It turned out really good and I would like to thank you for introducing us to this lovely flavorful chutney!

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  27. @ Sushma, thanks for trying it out, its quick and healthy as well. Glad you like it :).

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  28. Great thinking of making a chutney...Lovely snap as well :)

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