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Monday, 28 April 2014

Avocado Kebabs

In continuation with my love towards Avocados, here is one more savory dish - The Avocado Kebabs. I never tasted Avocados while I was in India, but heard a lot about them. When I shifted to London the first thing which I tried was Avocados, I didn't like them as their taste were quite subtle but yes they taste nice in Guacamole & salads. But why just in salads or dips ??? Tried out some recipes with it and would say that its an amazing ingredient I found. Firstly I just tried it as a patty in burgers and yes its a hit in my house. You can find the link for Burgers here - Avocado Patty Burgers


And now its the time for Kebabs. Trust me they are so moist and just out of the world. My husband has forgotten the non-veg ones :)))). Secondly they can be made zhatpat without any mess and with very few ingredients. Last week I had a Tea party at my place so prepared some and it was quite appreciated by all the guests. I usually purchase Avocados 2-3 days prior and let them ripe completely till they are soft. This gives a nice texture as well as the taste. So lets quickly see the ingredients followed by the method.

Ingredients :
  • Avocado - 1 nos
  • Onion - 1 small (finely chopped)
  • Suji/Rava/Semolina - 1 tbsp
  • Cornflour - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 Pinch (optional)
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp (or as per the taste)
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
Method :
  • Slit the fully ripped Avocado and take out the seed. Now scoop the pulp in a bowl and mash with a spoon.
  • Add onions, Suji, Cornflour, Garlic powder, Chili flakes, Garam Masala and salt to it. Mix well. (You can also use chopped garlic of garlic paste in place of garlic powder)
  • Apply water on to your palms and try to make Kebabs. The mixture will be too runny but applying some water will help in forming shapes.
  • Place them directly on griddle (on medium flame) and drizzle some oil. Turn them after 2-3 minutes very gently. And they will be done in another 2-3 minutes.
Serve them hot with Pudina chutney, onion rings and lime wedges.

Note: Don't worry at all about the shape, they are going to be just out of the world in taste :)  
Thanks & Happy Cooking
Priyanka :))

8 comments:

  1. Avocado kebabs, this is pretty innovative indeed! :-)

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    1. Thanks Suchismita :), they are just divine too, do try them I am sure u will love it :)

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  2. Can we avoid corn flour and substitute it with rice flour?

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  3. Sindhuri yes u can very well use rice flour. Add corn flour just to bind. I mostly prepare it 4-5 times a week and 90% of the time don't add cornflour, just add rava/suji. To bind I just apply some water on the palms :). Never tried but u can also use chickpea flour/besan too :)

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  4. Ended up throwing in diced mushrooms..gave it a chewy texture! But need to add more sooji (3 tbsp) if you do that coz mushrooms sweat a bit! Also, a dash of black pepper in the mix in key ;)

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  5. Wow nice recipe. .would definitely try

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  6. Hi Priyanka. I tried making these kebabs using two ripe avocados today. It turned out really tasty with green chutney:) thank you for your innovative recipes...My friends are asking for more:) x

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  7. Highlights. Most of the fats in avocados are healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocados are a good source of dietary fiber. Avocados are healthy, but should be eaten in moderation because they’re high in calories

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