This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.
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: ⅛ teaspoon
Cumin powder: ⅛ 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