Avocado Roti/Chapati

I have been obsessed with avocados lately. First there was the Indian spiced guacamole, then came the avocado cupcakes and now its time for some avocado roti/chapati. Roti/Chapati is an Indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour. Rotis are an everyday staple in most parts of India. They are popular in the Caribbean as well where they are usually served with potatoes. I never cared to make rotis at home much because the few times I tried, they didn’t turn out soft and lets not even talk about rolling them out into perfect circles, mine always ended up like the map of some country . But avocados, my friends changed the whole game for me. Avocados make the rotis super soft which was a big motivation for me to start making rotis at home and they are healthy too. If you are picky about perfect shapes, here’s a trick, take a round, medium sized pan and use it like a cookie cutter on the flattened out dough to get your perfect circles.
avocado roti
Mix together the flour, spices and avocado. Divide the dough into 6 equal balls, place each ball on a lightly floured surface.
avocado roti
Roll out each ball into a circle of desired thickness with the help of a rolling pin and some flour.
avocado roti

Place the rolled out dough on a hot skillet. When small bubbles appear on surface, flip the roti and cook on other side.

avocado roti

. Cook until both sides are well cooked, about 30-45 seconds on each side.

avocado roti

Serve rotis immediately or store them covered in a box lined with paper towel for up to 8 hours at room temperature.

avocado roti

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 ripe, medium avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed

1/2 teaspoon red chili powder

1/2 teaspoon powdered cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt ( add more, if needed)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (optional)

1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves (optional)

Method

1. In a large bowl mix together flour, salt and spices. Add cilantro and mint and mix well.

2. Stir in mashed avocado and lemon juice. Knead well to form a soft and non-sticky dough. Add little water, if needed.

3. Cover the dough with a damp kitchen towel and set aside for 30 minutes.

4. Divide the dough into 6 equal sized balls. Roll between your hands till they are smooth and without cracks.

5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into a circle of desired thickness.

6. Heat a skillet on medium heat and place the rolled out dough on the skillet. When small bubbles appear on the surface, flip the roti and cook on the other side.

7. Cook until both sides are well cooked, about 30-45 seconds on each side. If needed, you can add 1/4 teaspoon of oil or ghee.

8. Serve with Indian pickles and plain yogurt.

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9 thoughts on “Avocado Roti/Chapati

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  6. This is a super cool recipe. The rotis I make, unless eaten immediately, become crisp very quickly. So, this is great that the avocado will keep them soft for a bit longer. Is that right ?

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