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Hass avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit. Why is nutrient density important? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrient-dense foods are those foods that provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that may have positive health effects, with relatively few calories. They are lean or low in solid fats, and minimize or exclude added solid fats, added sugars, and added refined starches, as these add calories but few essential nutrients or dietary fiber. Nutrient-dense foods also minimize or exclude added salt or other compounds high in sodium. Ideally, they are in forms that retain naturally occurring components such as dietary fiber.
With nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients per 1-oz. serving, avocados are a good nutrient choice.
Avocados – the Nutrient Booster
Why increasing absorption of these nutrients matters: Alpha- and beta-carotene can form Vitamin A in the body, which is important for proper growth and reproduction as well as good eyesight. Vitamin A is involved in immune functions, vision and cellular function. Vitamin A also supports cellular growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs.
Let's go the recipe:
Verdict from my kid : Amma, the chappathi is Super soft and wonderful. She just loved it. Mamma happy.... Courtesy for today's snaps is my kid.
Avocados - 2 ripe
Garlic pods - 2
Lime juice - half lime
Green chilly -2
Coriander leaves - finely chopped
Wheat flour / atta - 1 1/2 cup
Oil - for making chapathies
Water if needed
In a big vessel, take the ripe avocadoes and cut open it.
Take the has from it. Put it in the vessel. Smash it well using a potato smasher until no chunks . Add the lemon juice.
Add the grated garlic pods ,green chillies and coriander leaves.
Add salt and add the wheat flour and knead the dough using the pulp itself.( I did not add any water).
Add the flour little by little while kneading it. Once the dough is ready. Add a tsp of oil and mix the dough.
Allow it to rest for 15- 20 mins.( I kept for 2 hrs).
Like the normal chappathi, make into small balls and roll it using the rolling pin by dusting on the flour.
Heat a Tava and keepin high while making chapathies , place the chapathies and flip over on both the sides. Sprinkle oil if required.
Wonderful soft avocado paratha share ready. I served it with cucumber onion tomato raitha..Enjoy!