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Guacamole ~ Mexican Avocado Dip

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Guacamole

Raw food at its best – Guacamole. Pleasing to the eye and palate, this delightful Mexican classic is a quick versatile dish usually served as a dip/salsa or as a spread over sandwich or wraps. All of us at home relish avocados and use it to prepare a spread or go the salad way. The colorful avocado provides for a rich flavor and creamy texture and is loaded with nutrients and good fats.

In India, avocados are grown in a few regions of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. You can read more about Avocado production in India. It goes by the name ‘Venna Pandu’ in Telugu and ‘Makhanphal’ in Hindi. They are not available in the rythu bazaars (farmers market) here in Andhra. You will find them in Spencer’s (Vizag) occasionally.

I was lucky to be gifted few avocados by a friend who chanced upon them on a visit to Coorg. The recipe I have used is close to the traditional Mexican guacamole. Use a slightly ripe avocado and two over ripe avocados while preparing this dish. The traditional recipe calls for a slightly chunky texture and not like a smooth puree. To give it an Indian twist, add a pinch each of roasted cumin, coriander, garam masala and chili powders.

Ripe Avocado, Makhanphal (Hindi) Venna Pandu (Telugu)

Guacamole Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts

Serves 3-4 persons

Cuisine: Mexican

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Ingredients:

3 medium size avocados, peel skin, pith and remove the pulp

1 onion, finely chopped

2 green chilies, finely chopped

1 tomato, de-seed and chop finely

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 1/2 tbsps coriander leaves

salt to taste

1 In a bowl, lightly mash the avocado pulp with a fork It should not be a smooth paste but slightly chunky.
2 Add chopped onions, green chilies, tomatoes, coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt to taste. Mix well. Cover with a wrap and refrigerate till use. Use it as a dip or spread over sandwiches and wraps.

Guacamole ~ Mexican Avocado Dip Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: avocado

Raw food at its best – Guacamole. Pleasing to the eye and palate, this delightful Mexican classic is a quick versatile dish usually served as a dip/salsa or as a spread over sandwich or wraps.

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By • Nov 22nd, 2010 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Mexican Recipes, Raw Food Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • shobha

    This dip is my favourite. So yummy.

  • Suma

    Hi Sailu,
    I have 2 Avocados lying in the fridge, will try the dip today. Thanks for the simple recipe.

    Suma

  • akila

    dip looks fantastic… though i have heard it for a longtime.. never tried it….

  • http://bowlofmush.blogspot.com/ A Bowl Of Mush

    This looks like the perfect guacamole!

  • http://orugallu.net/vinDu mythili

    happy 5th anniversary.

    didn’t know it’s called venna pandu in telugu. lovely color :)

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Need some tortilla chips to enjoy with this avocado dip..

  • Priya

    Hi Sailu,

    You live in Vizag right…Do you get Guacamole there?

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You can find Avocados at Spencer’s occasionally.

  • Ramya

    Hi Sailu,

    I am a regular visitor of your blog. Checking updates in your blog is part of my everyday routine. Just have a question Do we have to grind or cook the Avacados.. Thank you
    Ramya

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      It need not be cooked. Its eaten raw. And you can lightly mash the pulp with a fork.

  • http://annarasaessenceoffood.blogspot.com/ Apu

    Love guacamole!! Goes so well with tortillas!!

  • http://thecuisine.blogspot.com Hari Chandana

    Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. Thanks for the recipe.. :)

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    My favorite thing to do with avocado :)

  • kranti

    Hi
    This is a really good recipe for dips with chips of mexican variety.
    May be you can add red bell pepper to pep up the dish. I have tasted it at my friends place, they are from poland ..

    good luck
    kranti

  • Aashu

    We don`t get avocado in Jaipur, Rajasthan :(

  • bharti

    please refer me where we can get these avacados…

  • bharti

    please refer me where we can get these avacados…

  • chandra

    If you add one slice of crushed garlic and 1 tablespoon crushed Jeera, it’ll taste even better..