Guacamole ~ Mexican Avocado Dip



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

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  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. avocado

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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.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

18 Responses

  1. shobha says:

    This dip is my favourite. So yummy.

  2. Suma says:

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

    Suma

  3. akila says:

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

  4. This looks like the perfect guacamole!

  5. mythili says:

    happy 5th anniversary.

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

  6. Priya says:

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

  7. Priya says:

    Hi Sailu,

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

  8. Ramya says:

    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

  9. Apu says:

    Love guacamole!! Goes so well with tortillas!!

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

  11. My favorite thing to do with avocado :)

  12. kranti says:

    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

  13. Aashu says:

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

  14. bharti says:

    please refer me where we can get these avacados…

  15. bharti says:

    please refer me where we can get these avacados…

  16. chandra says:

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

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