When was at the store the week before super bowl I had bought a few avocados with the idea of making guacamole. Also while reading about avocado a lot of good properties were listed. For a lot of years it was thought that the fat of Avocados were not good for health, but since then there has a slow turn around to acceptance of the good health benefits of avocado. Coming back to guacamole, I had promised my husband that I will make it for super bowl. He loves watching super bowl; his super bowl fever starts from Playoffs. I make parippu vada ( Chana dal fritters ) for super bowl along with tea , I have been making them for last 5 year super bowl plays. This time also I made parippu vada. However I wanted to make Guacamole also, but couldn’t. Finally I made some today.
Guacamole is avocado based dip and other ingredients differ from on the region of Mexico where the guacamole is made. You can read more from here . I bought Hass avocado which is a must for good guacamole. I made like this.
What you need
Avocado: 2 no (I used Hass avocado) Chopped into cubes about 2 cups
Red onion: ½ cup chopped finely (Use white onion for authentic dish)
Tomato: 1 no (Seeded and diced)
Serrano Pepper: 1 no (De-seed and chopped finely)
Green onion: 1 no (Chopped finely)
Red kidney beans: ½ cup (cooked)
Salt: ½ teaspoon (Use coarse salt for authentic dish)
Garlic: 1 clove
Black pepper: 1/8 teaspoon
Cumin powder: 1/8 teaspoon
Juice of Lemon: 1 no
How I made
Mash garlic clove with salt using motor and pestle. Keep aside.
Mash ¾ th of avocado using fork and lemon juice prevent from oxidation and to this add cubed avocado and mix well. ( I left cubed avocado to feel the chunks while eat)
Combine, cooked red kidney beans chopped red onion, serrano pepper, mashed garlic clove, avocado and salt, black pepper, cumin powder in a bowl.
Add chopped tomato only at the time of serving.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Enjoy Guacamole with tortilla chips or other chips.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 3-4 serving
Will you make it again: I will