Avocado Chapati

Avocado Chapati

Simple and quick chapati (roti – round flat bread) recipe enhanced with use of avocados. Avocados are not easily available in India, hence this very heart health ingredient is seldom used in Indian recipes. Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats, which are good for controlling bad cholesterol. In this recipe mashed avocados are added to the flour during the kneading process. In this manner, rotis get a unique avocado flavor and all the fat from avocado make them super soft. So this is a great way to add avocados to your family’s daily diet without any extra effort.

This recipe is used as part of Family Meal Ideas – Quick Indian Dinner Recipes.

Family Meal Ideas – Quick Indian Dinner Recipes Palak Dal – Spinach Lentil Soup Matar Paneer – Light Everyday Recipe Aloo Shimla Mirch – Bell Pepper Potatoes Stir-Fry Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber Avocado Chapati Steamed Rice Vegetable salad

Ingredients

  • Multigrain Flour – 2 cups or 200 gms Plus extra for dusting
  • Avocado – 1 Ripe peeled and smashed
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 2 tsp to apply on rotis

Method

  1. Place 2 cup flour in a medium bowl.
  2. Smashed avocado and salt in flour.
  3. Starting mixing the avocado mixture with the flour.  Avocado Chapati from Enhance Your Palate
  4. Gradually start adding continue to knead till the dough comes together as a ball.
  5. Once all the flour is all together, knead it for 5-7 minutes using your knuckles or until smooth.
  6. Make sure that dough is soft enough not stiff, that it leaves an impression when you press your finger against the dough. Avocado Chapati from Enhance Your Palate
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes
  8. When you are ready to grill, start by preheating your cast iron skillet or grilled over a medium heat.
  9. While skillet is getting heat up, meanwhile divide the dough in equal size balls. I was able to get 10 balls out of it.
  10. Take one ball, flatten it between your palms, and dust lightly in dry flour.
  11. Roll out the dough ball using rolling-pin to 5-6″ in diameter, dust more dry flour if needed.
  12. Turn the heat of the griddle up to medium-high.
  13. Dust off the excess flour from the rolled roti/chapati before placing on the skillet.
  14. Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface and the side that is down on the griddle starts to brown in small areas
    This will only take a few seconds. Flip the chapati using a pair of tongs.  Avocado Chapati from Enhance Your Palate
  15. Press the sides and center of the chapati down on the griddle using a paper towel or cheesecloth, if you continue to cook on skillet only. This will help to puff up the roti. Once the second side is brown, remove the chapati from the heat and place it on a perforated surface like cooling rack or a mesh to avoid the sogginess from the steam. Immediately brush the top side with melted ghee.
  16. Repeat the process with remaining dough balls.

NOTE: If you happen to have gas coking range then you can finish puffing it up on open flame. Set the skillet aside and using tongs cook the chapati on an open flame. Once the chapati puffs up, flip to cook on the other side. Take the chapati off the flame and brush the top side with ghee.

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Avocado Chapati
Avocado Chapati
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Roti or Chapati means thin flat bread, mostly made out of wheat flour. Avocado's add moisture, softness and good fats in the roti. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: avocado, avocado chapati, avocado roti, chapati, flat bread, Roti
Servings: 5 2 per person
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Rupali Agarwal
Ingredients
  • 200 gm Multigrain Flour 2 cups or 200 gms Plus extra for dusting
  • 100 gm Avocado 1 Ripe avocado peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Ghee apply on rotis
Instructions
  1. Place 2 cup flour in a medium bowl.
  2. Smashed avocado and salt in flour.
  3. Starting mixing the avocado mixture with the flour.
  4. Gradually start adding continue to knead till the dough comes together as a ball.
  5. Once all the flour is all together, knead it for 5-7 minutes using your knuckles or until smooth.
  6. Make sure that dough is soft enough not stiff, that it leaves an impression when you press your finger against the dough.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes
  8. When you are ready to grill, start by preheating your cast iron skillet or grilled over a medium heat.
  9. While skillet is getting heat up, meanwhile divide the dough in equal size balls. I was able to get 10 balls out of it.
  10. Take one ball, flatten it between your palms, and dust lightly in dry flour.

  11. Roll out the dough ball using rolling pin to 5-6″ in diameter, dust more dry flour if needed.

  12. Turn the heat of the griddle up to medium-high.

  13. Dust off the excess flour from the rolled roti/chapati before placing on the skillet.

  14. Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface and the side that is down on the griddle starts to brown in small areas

  15. This will only take a few seconds. Flip the chapati using a pair of tongs.

  16. Press the sides and center of the chapati down on the griddle using a paper towel or cheesecloth, if you continue to cook on skillet only. This will help to puff up the roti. Once the second side is brown, remove the chapati from the heat and place it on a perforated surface like cooling rack or a mesh to avoid the sogginess from the steam. Immediately brush the top side with melted ghee.

  17. If you happen to have gas coking range then you can finish puffing it up on open flame. Set the skillet aside and using tongs cook the chapati on an open flame. Once the chapati puffs up, flip to cook on the other side. Take the chapati off the flame and brush the top side with ghee.

  18. Repeat the process with remaining dough balls.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chapati
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Potassium 242mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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