Today is Guacamole Day and what better way to celebrate it than make a delicious Guacamole dip with a twist of taste. The dip tastes awesome with tortilla chips but you can use it as extra topping for tacos, fajitas, burritos, pita pockets, quesadillas, burgers. It makes a good spread for a wholesome sandwiches too. It pairs well with steak and bacon too. The dish is rich in both soluble and non soluble fibers, potassium, folate, iron, phosphorous, B vitamins, vitamin E, Vitamin C and other essential nutrients.Avocados are super food and are very good for skin and hair.
Make sure to keep the dip in a tightly closed container in the fridge otherwise it will turn brown and not taste nice. There are many ways in which you can make this classic dip. This one here has an Indian twist of taste to it.
To make this spicy, tangy dip with the buttery, nutty taste of ripe avocado you will need :
2 large ripe avocados
1 medium red onion
1/4 English carrot
1/2 plum tomato
2 green chili
2 big clove of garlic
1/4 teaspoon brown mustard (freshly pounded)
Red chili powder (to taste)
A dash of home-made chaat masala
Juice from half a lemon
Juice from half a lime
Sea salt ( to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Freshly ground white pepper (to taste)
coriander greens ( three springs, finely chopped)
Take ripe avocados and cut them in half. ( To check the ripeness, gently press the fruit, if it feels soft it is good to use. Too hard or too soft won’t make a good guacamole.)
Remove the stone and scoop out the flesh in a bowl.
Immediately add fresh lemon juice to avoid oxidation and browning of pulp.
Gently mix the juice so that all the pulp gets coated with it. Mash it with a fork into a smooth paste or keep it a little chunky. Whatever floats your boat.
Finely chop the onion, green chilies, carrot, tomato, coriander greens and add to the avocado pulp.
Roast and mash the garlic. Add to the mix.
Now add salt, red chili powder, chaat masala, freshly ground black pepper and coarsely pounded brown mustard seeds to the mixture and stir everything into a nice smooth dip. You can adjust the spices according to your taste.
Add the lime juice and mix till all the ingredients nicely. Adding the juice from an orange also tastes great. I sometimes add a dollop of sour cream instead of lime juice. Tastes creamier and tastier.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with your favorite dish.