Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Avocado Thepla

The avocado is also known as an alligator pear, because of its shape, green skin, and rough texture of the Haas variety. The avocado has been called the world's most perfect food and has many health benefits. It is a high-fiber, sodium- and cholesterol-free food that provides nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, is rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (such as omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate) — as well as potassium.
Foods naturally rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as avocados, are widely acknowledged as the secret to a healthy heart, a brilliant brain and eagle eyes.   (Courtesy : True Activist )

  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 2 teaspoon green chili finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon besan (Gram flour)
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour (chapatti flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwayan (carom seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • oil for cooking
  • flour for dusting
  1. Peel the Avocado, remove seed from it and mash it with a potato masher to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat the oil, add cumin seed, asafetida, chopped green chili, minced garlic and grated ginger and sauté it for few seconds.
  3. Then add onion and sauté it till turned in light golden brown and turn off the flame.
  4. Now add Avocado paste, chopped cilantro, salt, carom seeds (ajwayan) and lemon juice to it and mix well.
  5. Then mix gram flour (beasn) and Wheat flour.
  6. Add this flour mixture to Avocado mixture. Mix well to incorporate and form a soft pliable dough. If needed add more or less wheat flour to the dough. Knead the dough well. If required add little water.
  7. Take few drops of oil and coat the dough.
  8. Cover and let rest the dough for at least 15 minutes.
  9. Now heat the skillet on medium flame and Divide dough into lemon sized ball depending upon your desired thepla size.
  10. Take a dough ball, flatten it with palm, dust it with wheat flour and roll out each dough ball thinly into a circle.
  11. Drop the rolled thepla gently on hot skillet, Cook on both sides, using little oil till the Theplas are golden brown.
  12. Serve hot with curd or any raita.
  1. As Avocado is creamy and buttery, there is no need to use extra oil or water to knead the dough. Avocado has inherent moisture and oil content which itself helps the dough to knead well.
  2. Lemon juice helps to retain the color of avocado so do not forget to use it.
  3. If avocado is not fully ripe then you can blend it to get a fine paste.
  4. If required add only 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  5. This Theplas are soft so you can take it with you when travelling long.
Sending this recipe to Arthysspace.
Sending  this recipe to Healthy me and healthy us- Priya‘s event hosted by Kalyani

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