Make This Avocado Paratha For A Healthy, Wholesome Snack
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You’ve heard all the jokes about millennials and avocado toast, but let’s flip the script and make a tasty avocado treat with one of India’s oldest flatbreads, parathas. The beauty of this healthy Avocado Paratha is that it can be eaten on its own along with a hot cup of coffee in the morning or can be a replacement for evening rotis. Because the dough itself is full of spices and flavour, it’s a meal in itself. 

These can also be turned into stuffed Avocado parathas where you use an avocado smash in a similar way that you’d use an aloo filling but this version incorporates the avocado into the dough for a quicker, hassle-free cook.


  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 tsp lemon/lime juice
  • 1 ¾ cup + 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1 small-sized green chilli, chopped
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 4-5 tbsp ghee
  • Salt, to taste


  • Cut, pit and peel the avocado and then mash the flesh in a bowl with a fork.
  • Add ½ a cup of wheat flour, salt and lemon juice and mix until combined. 
  • Now start adding the rest of the flour a little at a time until it comes together into s a smooth dough.
  • The moisture from the avocado should be sufficient so no water needs to be added during this process.
  • When the dough is firm and smooth, cover it with a damp towel and set it aside for half an hour. 
  • After it’s rested, add the cumin seeds, carom seeds, grated ginger, chopped green chilli, minced garlic, red chilli powder, and chopped coriander.
  • Knead it until it's all evenly distributed and add a pinch or two more flour if it becomes sticky. 
  • Rest the dough for another 20 minutes. 
  • When you’re ready to cook, divide the dough into equal portions and add each into a ball. 
  • Flatten it slightly with your hands and then roll each into a flat disc.
  • If it’s sticking brush the dough with ghee or oil, or add a sprinkle of flour. 
  • Fold in half and brush with ghee repeat this step a few times until it forms layers, then roll it out into a circle.
  • On a fat pan add a little ghee, heat and then cook each paratha until brown spots appear on both sides. Serve hot.