Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Guacamole

The first time I tasted Avocado was as a milkshake at my university - I hated the first couple of sips but since I had paid for it and I was rather thrify then (being a student and all), i proceeded to finish it instead of tossing it away... but somewhere in the middle, i actually started liking it. I started ordering it quite frequently after that and was in for a rude shock when my friend S (a microbiologist) told me that avocado was among the most fattening of fruits. Of course at that point in my life I had no idea of good fats and bad fats... and my build dictated that I stay far away from anything fattening so that's when I completely stopped having that.

This all changed when my knowledge of fats increased a bit and I dipped some tortilla chips in a spicy, gooey guacamole & fell in love with it all over again. I started enjoying it, albeit in moderation. This is a very simple recipe.


GUACAMOLE



Ingredients:
Ripe Avocado - 2 ,remove seeds, scoop out flesh and mash coarsely

Lime -juice of 1 or more to taste
Onion - quarter cup, chopped
Tomato - half of a medium one, seeded and chopped
Jalapeno - 1, de-seeded and chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
Garlic - 1 small clove, minced
Chilli powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste


Method:
1) Combine the avocado pulp with the lime juice and some salt.  Stir in the chopped jalapeno, onion, tomato, garlic and coriander leaves. Add chilli powder to taste.

2) Refrigerate for a few hours so the flavours can combine before scooping over tortilla chips & serving.

Since this makes for a yummy appetizer, I would like to send this as my 2nd entry to EC's WYF-Soups/Starters/Soups.

29 comments:

  1. LOVELY GUACAMOLE Laavanya .. I have never made then @ home. I just bought avacados at the super market today N will be trying this soon ..

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  2. I just love guacamole..looks perfect Laavanya..

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  3. I have been wanting to try this for some time and your recipe sounds so simple,it looks delicious :)

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  4. Never made this Lavanya..want to try now..looks lovely

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  5. have tasted it once....and wanted to try it since then....but was looking for a simple yet tasty recipe....now i have one to follow.....

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  6. i adore avocados and don't mind getting fat. :D

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  7. that looks vey delicious..nice recipe..have to try it!!

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  8. This guacamole sure looks delicious, have never tried avocados before but this looks appetising enough to give it a try.

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  9. I got tempted and just bought some guacamole today and was wondering what to do with them.. Perfect timing, Laavanya :)

    Me too, I had no idea about the fat content in avacados for a while.. :)

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  10. I just love to dig avocado right with little sprinkling of salt and pepper. It tastes butter! Looks cool the scoop!

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  11. A roomie of mine who was from Kerala had this growing in her house - she would call it butter fruit. I saw them in the store a couple of days ago and almost picked up some but thought better of it and didn't. I love guacamole, though, just eat it at restaurants.

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  12. hey laavanya..this is somethin new to me!! looks gr8...

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  13. Looks very nice...even I hav not yet tasted avocado in my life...

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  14. That looks delicious and tasty .I never made at home have to try now......

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  15. lovely :) sometimes i add some jeera pwd as well.

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  16. This is very new to me :). But must say it looks tempting.

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  17. I Make Guacamole the same way. I also add 2 tsp plain yogurt to it which gives a nice consistency.

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  18. Avocados are a tough bunch to pick out at the market. Ripe, not too ripe. Raw but firm, not too much of a give when I press!
    I get the one from Costco which is natural but the inner flesh is packaged. Looks like I can try it out with that one. Nice one girl!

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  19. I love this dip, but try to have it minimal as its high fat!!But indulging in it once in a while is perfectly ok i thik :-)

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  20. Hi,

    I tasted avocado Milk Shake.Your dish looks simple and rich. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. hi, how are you? missed so many recipes.. have to catch up soon:)

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  23. Neat and inviting..thanks for participating

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  24. Thanks VP - do try...

    Thank you Divya, Usha & Kamala.

    Raaji - it is very simple. Hope you get to try.

    Bee - good for you :)

    Thanks Sowmya, Vandana & notyet100.

    Sujatha, they also double up as great facepacks.. :)

    Cham, i've not tried them like that - sounds simple & tasty.

    Sra, butter-fruit is such an apt name for this.

    Thank you Spices n Aroma.

    Really Raks...? i had that avocado milkshake in Singapore.

    THanks Sireesha.

    Richa, cumin powder always works great in mexican dishes.

    Thank you Bhawana.

    Anonymous - that's a fabulous idea. I can see how yogurt/sourcream can make it tastier.

    Divya - i had trouble picking them initially too.. lately i've been doing alright.

    That's so true Seema - moderation is key.

    MT - thanks!

    Sharmi - so good to see you again. Just read the good news!! so happy for you.

    Thank you EC for hosting this.

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  25. Mouth-drooling entry, yummmmm!!!!

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  26. i know..good fat...bad fat...mono..poly...sometimes my head spins with so much of info...the guac looks great...i like it a lil chunky too...the smooth stuff is a turn-off

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  27. Nice name & a very attractive pics 2

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  28. I love guacamole and will definitely try this. Krishna

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