Category Archives: Avocado

Recipe – Green Gram Sprouts and Avocado Salad

moong salad

 

Prep Time: 12 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Green Grams: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required
  • Avocado: 1, ripe
  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Green chili: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Carrot: 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Cucumber: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Salt: 1 ½ Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Chat Masala: 1 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 Tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves: chopped, 1 tablespoon

Method

For the sprouts:

  • Take 1 cup of green grams in a bowl. Wash them thoroughly 3 to 4 times in fresh water.
  • Soak in water and leave them soaked for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the grams.
  • Transfer the grams on to a muslin cloth and tie the cloth.
  • Keep the cloth in a container at room temperature and cover with lid.
  • The sprouts start coming within 5 to 6 hours. If you want longer sprouts, keep for a longer time.

For the salad:

  • Boil the Sprouts in pressure cooker only for 1 whistle or boil in a pan till 80% cooked. It should not be over-cooked.
  • Transfer the sprouts in a big bowl. Add chopped avocado, onions, tomato, green chili, carrot, cucumber, salt, black pepper powder, chat masala, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and serve.

Cook’s Note

  • Boiling the sprouts is optional. If you like it crunchy, do not boil the sprouts.
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Recipe – Avocado Salad

avocado salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Avocado: 2
  • Onion: finely chopped, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Tomato: finely chopped, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander/Cilantro leaves: 1/2 tablespoon, chopped
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Extra virgin Olive oil: 1 teaspoon

Method

  • Divide the avocado into 2 halves. Take out the seed. Cut into ½ inch thick slices then scoop out all the pieces using a spoon or knife.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  • You may add grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese while serving.
  • You may add your favorite salad dressing: ranch, mustard etc.

Recipe: Avocado Sandwich

avocado sandwich

 

Prep Time: 5-6 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Bread Slices: 6 pieces
  • Avocado: 1 large
  • Coriander Leaves / Cilantro: 1/2 tablespoon, chopped
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder (kali mirch): 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Green chili / Jalapeno: 1/4 Teaspoon, chopped (optional)
  • Olive oil: 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Lime juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Butter: As required to toast the sandwich

Method:

  • Divide the avocado into 2 halves. Take out the seed. Scoop out all the pulp using a spoon.
  • In a bowl, add the pulp and using a fork mash it to smooth paste.
  • Add coriander leaves, salt, black pepper powder, green chili, olive oil, lime juice and mix it well.
  • Take 1 slice of the bread and spread 1/3rd of the mix evenly on one side of the slice. cover it with another slice of bread.
  • You can serve it like this or can roast / grill both sides using butter in a Tawa or sandwich maker or grill until both sides are light brown and crispy.
  • Serve with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Cook’s Note:

  • You may use whole wheat bread or multigrain bread instead of plain white bread.
  • Green chutney Recipe

Recipe – Avocado Juice

Avocado juice

 

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Avocado: 1, medium sized
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon or to taste
  • Mint Leaves: 5-6
  • Ice Cubes: 4-5

Method

  • Cut the avocado into 2 halves. De-seed and scoop out the pulp using a spoon.
  • Blend the avocado pulp with sugar, salt and lemon juice.
  • Add water and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the mixture. (optional).
  • In a glass, add 2-3 ice cubes.
  • Pour the avocado juice.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.