Creamy Avocado Dip Recipe

Creamy Avocado Dip Recipe

Creamy Avocado Dip  – Indian Style

Over the years my horizons have expanded, when it comes to condiments with my snacks. From Ketchups to Spicy Chutneys, to Hot Sauces and my latest love – DIPS. Garlic Dip, Mayonnaise, Blue Cheese Dip, Jalapeño Dip, Habanero dip – you get the drift.

As a newest member of healthy living, healthy eating bandwagon – I was introduced to Avocados. I was intrigued about the fruit and read up all about its health benefits. Drove to the supermarket the next day, looked around for it, saw one – hesitated for a while – went ahead and picked it up.

To be honest, I did not like the way it looked. Yes, I am still a toddler who decides the taste of the food by its looks.After tasting it in its usual form & as a guacamole as well, my conclusion was – Nope, Nada, Zilch!! I’m a sucker for foods full of flavour. A big NO to food without spice and flavour. Naturally, the bland avocado will not be allowed to my list.

However, as a Vegetarian, and a choosy-tarian on top of it, who’s also inventing recipes to make sure my Little Fussy Eater gets all the nutritions, I could not stop thinking about the health benefits of Avocados. As a result of this, I brainstormed with my Indian Tastebuds & Mother instincts, and we were able to cook up this “Easy & Tasty Avocado Dip”. Now, there’s no going back 🙂 I LOVE AVOCADOS, *conditions applied* 😛

For this super easy and tasty dip, which is also Super Healthy too

YOU’LL NEED –

  1. Avocados
  2. Onion
  3. Green Chillies
  4. Lemon
  5. Salt & Chaat Masala (Indian Seasoning)

THE WORK –

Roughly chop the avocados, onion, and green chillies. If you want a creamy dip, you’d need to blend these items. Smaller pieces keeps the blending process less time consuming.

Sprinkle the salt and chaat masala and pour in the lemon juice.

Blend

Serve chilled with your favourite snacks 🙂

Tips

A recipe is never complete without an important tip 🙂 Here are a few of mine for Avocado Dip –

  1. Choosing the right avocados –
    They should be ripe, but not too ripe. Just check them by giving them a gentle squeeze. If they feel too mushy, avoid those. Not able to decide, then just pick the hard avocados, keep them outside for a day or so, near bananas to speed up their ripening.

    Got the ripe ones, and not going to use them the same day, then store them in the fridge. Avocados kept outside for longer will over-ripe.

  2. Texture –
    Usually, the store bought guacamoles are chunky and of course bland. If you prefer the chunky texture then don’t blend the avocados, onion and chillies. Instead, finely chop the onion and chillies and mash them with the avocados using a masher or a fork.
    For a creamier dip – Blend.

  3. Machine –
    I prefer using a hand blender, as it makes a perfect smooth and creamy dip. I have tried using a blending machine and it took ages and was a huge mess. A Blending machine / Food Processor that’s powerful, easily smushes everything in no time. You can use that if you have.
  4. Lemon –
    Try not to skip the lemon juice, as it brings out the flavour and also prevents the browning of the dip. If you’re using the bottled lemon juice, about 2 tbsp is enough for about 4 to 5 small avocados.

  5. Hotness Level –
    Choose the right amount of chillies for your dip. I love spicy food. My level is spice is really HIGH. The more spicy the better is my mantra. That could not be the case with you. So keep in mind your tolerance for spicy food before selecting those extra green chillies.

  6. Seasoning –
    I usually use Regular salt (white) and Black Salt (kala namak). Black Salt gives a little bit extra flavour to the salty taste. You can use Pink Himalayan Salt too or just the simple Table Salt would do.
    A blend of many spices, Chaat Masala enhances the taste and flavour of ANY food. Skip the Chaat Masala if you want.


    Now that you know these key points, let’s start preparing this yummylicious Creamy Avocado Dip.

Recipe

AuthorThe Lazy Chef CookingDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients
 5 Avocados (small)
 1 Onion (medium)
 1 Lemon
 6 Green Chillies
*If you prefer too spicy (like me), then use 8 - 10 chillies*
Seasoning
 Salt
 1 tsp Chaat Masala (Optional)

Method
1

Take a mixing bowl.

2

Cut Avocados, Onions and Chillies in pieces.

3

Sprinkle salt & chaat masala.

4

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze in the Lemon Juice from one half. If you need more, squeeze the other half too(tad bit, or entire depending upon your taste for tanginess).

5

Time to Blend.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 5 Avocados (small)
 1 Onion (medium)
 1 Lemon
 6 Green Chillies
*If you prefer too spicy (like me), then use 8 - 10 chillies*
Seasoning
 Salt
 1 tsp Chaat Masala (Optional)

Directions

Method
1

Take a mixing bowl.

2

Cut Avocados, Onions and Chillies in pieces.

3

Sprinkle salt & chaat masala.

4

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze in the Lemon Juice from one half. If you need more, squeeze the other half too(tad bit, or entire depending upon your taste for tanginess).

5

Time to Blend.

Guacomole

Serving Suggestions

SERVE IT CHILLED with your chips, pakodas(fritters), kebabs or Even those yummy yummy Fries & Potato Wedges. Also works great as a Sandwich Spread. Mayonnaise on one side and Avocado Dip on the other, sprinkle some chilli flakes and oregano or Italian herbs seasoning – add some veggie nuggets / chicken nuggets, or Fries. YUM YUM in my TUM TUM.

Do Try This Recipe, and let me know in comments how much you loved it 🙂 Also, if you have any variations do share with me, I would love to try it out 🙂

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