Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Avocado Paratha (Avocado Flat bread)

Avocado Paratha is a very good variation to the normal plain parathas. Paratha is an Indian flat bread made using wheat flour. Few months back, I bumped into this recipe posted by SMTC. I love their recipes and videos. I follow them from two years. 

I was very eager to try out this recipe as Avocado is our favorite and use it regularly. The parathas turned out really soft. The addition of avocado really makes it soft. This is a good recipe for those who don't like avocado to eat it as such. I am sure kids will love it, as the parathas are green in color. Try making it and get the goodness from avocados :-)

  • Avocado, ripe- 1
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup and extra for dusting
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 5 sprigs
  • Lemon juice- 1 Tbsp
  • Jalapeño- 1/2
  • Garlic pods, small sized - 2
  • Roasted cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp and extra for frying
Notes: Wheat flour - It took me little more than a cup of flour to get a non - sticky soft dough.
Cilantro - Use only the leaves of cilantro. If you add the stems then it becomes difficult while rolling.
Lemon juice - It prevents the avocado from turning brown, due to oxidation. So don't skip it.
Jalapeño: Jalapeno is a variety of green chilli and goes well with avocado. If you can't find them then use the green chillis.
Garlic and jalapeño should be chopped as fine as possible.


Chop cilantro, jalapeño and garlic.

Next step is to chop the avocado (cutting of avocado has to be done at last as it turns black due to oxidization. If you still need to cut ahead then sprinkle little lemon juice.This will avoid blackening to certain extent). To choose avocado the things you should consider - the outer skin should be somewhat black in color and when pressed softly it should spring back. Now cut avocado along its length as shown below-

Then discard the big seed. Once done, scoop out the flesh and put it in a bowl. Then mash it using a fork until you get a smooth paste. Once done, add the lemon juice and mix well.

Now add the chopped cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, roasted cumin powder, oil and salt. Mix well.

Then add the flour.

Mix well and knead it until you get a non - sticky, soft dough.

Coat the surface of the dough with few drops of oil and then keep it covered for 15-20 minutes. Then divide the dough into small round balls (I made 8 of them).

Then dip each ball in flour and roll them into a circle of uniform thickness.

When you are done with the rolling, place it on a pre heating skillet. Look how it puffs up.

Once it turns golden brown, flip it to cook the other side. Smear little oil on both side, while cooking. Once both sides get cooked, transfer it to a plate and continue with the rest of them.

Avocado Parathas are ready!!

Serve it hot with any curry of your choice. Above measurement makes 6-8 parathas.

Note: Finish off the dough on the same day. Next day it tends to get black on the surface.

You can make parathas just with avocado skipping the rest of them. But don't forget to add lemon juice.


  1. that channa masala looks amazing, do you have that recipe in here?

    1. Hi Coral, I don't have a recipe for it. I tried it from vahrevah.com. Here is the link if you want to try- http://www.vahrehvah.com/CHOLE++KASOORI+METHI:8051