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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Guacamole (Mexican Avocado Dip)

Although I never make New Year resolutions, I did make one to myself this year - I won't tell you what it is as yet. Maybe somewhere down the line, in about 6 months from now I may reveal it to you. Again, that depends on how successful I have been in executing that resolution and keeping the promise.

By the way, today's recipe belongs to one of the categories I simply love - dips! I think a good dip makes all the difference to what it is served along with it - a starter or a snack that can shine above all the other items or just fail to make that first impression. A dip is one of the most humble and least appreciated items on a party menu - well, this is just my opinion but I do feel that its time we gave dips a good look and give them the importance they are so deserving of.


Dips are totally age proof - people of all ages like them. They can be made really healthy too so that weight watchers and diet conscious people can have something delicious, light and healthy to accompany their snacks.


About the dish:
Pronounced as 'gwa-ka-mo-lee' - this dip dates back to the Aztec Indians of Southern Mexico. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac because of its popularity with the invading Spanish. Today its popularity has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to the internet and restaurants offering global cuisine in the comfort of your own city.

Guacamole tastes great by itself or if served along with tortilla (pronounced as tor-tee-ya) chips.

Guacamole 
Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: Nil | Serves 2-3

You Need
  • 2 ripe avocados (butter fruits)
  • 1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 ripe tomato chopped (remove seeds and pulp)
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped (or you may use finely chopped jalapeno peppers according to taste) 
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (or juice of 1/2 medium sized lime)
  • a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 small clove of garlic grated (optional)
  • a pinch of sugar (optional)
Method:
In a wide bowl scoop out the avocado pulp (run a knife across the breadth of the avocado and scoop out the seed first, then the pulp). Leave the pulp a little chunky. Add all the ingredients to the pulp and mix gently, check taste and adjust as required.
Serve with tortilla chips, as a spread for sandwiches or as a dip with raw veggies for kids

Note:
Add the chopped onions just before serving the dip. Do not refrigerate the dip with onions in it as it will change the taste greatly and also turn watery

12 comments:

  1. Delicious and colorful avocado dip. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  2. This is my recent love affair! I can skip my dinner to have this.

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  3. Love this dip very much,Great clicks!!got the same in my drafts too..will post soon:)
    Join EP event-Nutmeg OR Parsley @ Chef Mireille's Global Creations

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  4. I have never tried guacamole...this looks very appetizing...

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  5. Never tried this before will try soon looks yummy!

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  6. This is one of my favourites. And avocados are so much cheaper in Bombay compared to where I come from.

    I have had guacamole at two Mexican (so-called?!) restaurants in Bombay and they were so BAD. You should supply to them ;-).

    Zany

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  7. Thanks Zany :) Homemade is always best, what do u say? But avocados are not cheap in Bombay! Each piece costs about 75 bucks in Godrej Nature's Basket..they r a lot cheaper from where I come from!

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  8. Love this dip, just need few tortilla chips to enjoy.Thanks Shireen for ur kind words dear,am honoured and happy u know.

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  9. Homemade definitely the best!

    I get avocados for Rs. 50/piece. Available at Local Banya website. Not sure whether I am allowed to give another website address here; you will find it through one of the search engines.

    Nature's Basket is expensive. I try to get my stock of foreign food items (the dry stuff) from back home (London).

    Zany

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  10. Oh wow! 50 bucks is still expensive in my opinion...but yeah, i will check that website. Thanks Zany!

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Guacamole (Mexican Avocado Dip)

Although I never make New Year resolutions, I did make one to myself this year - I won't tell you what it is as yet. Maybe somewhere down the line, in about 6 months from now I may reveal it to you. Again, that depends on how successful I have been in executing that resolution and keeping the promise.

By the way, today's recipe belongs to one of the categories I simply love - dips! I think a good dip makes all the difference to what it is served along with it - a starter or a snack that can shine above all the other items or just fail to make that first impression. A dip is one of the most humble and least appreciated items on a party menu - well, this is just my opinion but I do feel that its time we gave dips a good look and give them the importance they are so deserving of.


Dips are totally age proof - people of all ages like them. They can be made really healthy too so that weight watchers and diet conscious people can have something delicious, light and healthy to accompany their snacks.


About the dish:
Pronounced as 'gwa-ka-mo-lee' - this dip dates back to the Aztec Indians of Southern Mexico. It was believed to be an aphrodisiac because of its popularity with the invading Spanish. Today its popularity has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to the internet and restaurants offering global cuisine in the comfort of your own city.

Guacamole tastes great by itself or if served along with tortilla (pronounced as tor-tee-ya) chips.

Guacamole 
Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: Nil | Serves 2-3

You Need
  • 2 ripe avocados (butter fruits)
  • 1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 ripe tomato chopped (remove seeds and pulp)
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped (or you may use finely chopped jalapeno peppers according to taste) 
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (or juice of 1/2 medium sized lime)
  • a sprinkling of freshly ground pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 small clove of garlic grated (optional)
  • a pinch of sugar (optional)
Method:
In a wide bowl scoop out the avocado pulp (run a knife across the breadth of the avocado and scoop out the seed first, then the pulp). Leave the pulp a little chunky. Add all the ingredients to the pulp and mix gently, check taste and adjust as required.
Serve with tortilla chips, as a spread for sandwiches or as a dip with raw veggies for kids

Note:
Add the chopped onions just before serving the dip. Do not refrigerate the dip with onions in it as it will change the taste greatly and also turn watery

12 comments:

  1. Delicious and colorful avocado dip. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is my recent love affair! I can skip my dinner to have this.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this dip very much,Great clicks!!got the same in my drafts too..will post soon:)
    Join EP event-Nutmeg OR Parsley @ Chef Mireille's Global Creations

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have never tried guacamole...this looks very appetizing...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Never tried this before will try soon looks yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is one of my favourites. And avocados are so much cheaper in Bombay compared to where I come from.

    I have had guacamole at two Mexican (so-called?!) restaurants in Bombay and they were so BAD. You should supply to them ;-).

    Zany

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks Zany :) Homemade is always best, what do u say? But avocados are not cheap in Bombay! Each piece costs about 75 bucks in Godrej Nature's Basket..they r a lot cheaper from where I come from!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love this dip, just need few tortilla chips to enjoy.Thanks Shireen for ur kind words dear,am honoured and happy u know.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Homemade definitely the best!

    I get avocados for Rs. 50/piece. Available at Local Banya website. Not sure whether I am allowed to give another website address here; you will find it through one of the search engines.

    Nature's Basket is expensive. I try to get my stock of foreign food items (the dry stuff) from back home (London).

    Zany

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow! 50 bucks is still expensive in my opinion...but yeah, i will check that website. Thanks Zany!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)