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Aachar Avocado

Avocado, Key Lime, and Tomato

I enjoy avocados. It hadn’t been always that way. My avocado experience began with facemask, then expanded to salsa, chapatis, avocado annam. And the latest is this aachar avocado, a new recipe I have come up with. A variation on a classic guacamole, in aachar avocado, the creamy avocados are spiced up with aachar masala powder. Light and clean, but with enough punch, it’s a good twist on the old classic. Also, we can avoid dealing with raw jalapeno pepper. Aachar avocado makes a good side dish to chapatis or rotis.

Aachar Avocado:
(for two, for one meal)

2 avocados, ripe but firm
8 cherry tomatoes
1 small shallot (erra ulligadda)
2 key limes
2 sprigs fresh cilantro
1-teaspoon aachar masala powder
½ teaspoon salt or to taste

Halve the avocados and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh into a mortar. Mash the avocado to a consistency of your liking. Chop shallot, tomatoes and cilantro finely, and add them to mortar. Sprinkle the aachar masala powder and salt. With a pestle, coarsely mash the ingredients. Squeeze limejuice and mix. Serve right away with hot chapati or roti. Makes a quick and filling breakfast or light lunch.

Achar Avocado
Aachar Avocado, Getting Ready For Brunch Today

Aachar Masala Powder (R/C Pooja):
Dried red chillies, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, nigella seeds and garlic. Skillet roast in few drops of oil. Add salt and powder them together to fine.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Avocado (Wednesday April 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm- permalink)
Comments (15)

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  1. Oooh, this sounds perfect to roll in chappathi’s, great lunch idea. Thanks for sharing, picture looks awesome

    Comment by Sudha Rajagopalan — April 23, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

  2. Hi Indira,
    Nice twist…… Do you know you can eat it just like margarine, spread the avocado on bread.

    I like your small utensils. They look so gorgeous…..


    Comment by Rajani — April 23, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  3. What a timing for posting this recipe!!I have lots of avocados from my tree.I have been distributing a lot but will try this aachaar recipe.And by the way can you tell me how to prepare facial mask with avocados and what are the benefits from it.Thanks in advance anyways.

    Comment by sowmya — April 23, 2008 @ 3:26 pm

  4. Hi, Indira,

    I love your website! Any chance you could give us a recipe for Aachar Masala?


    Comment by Don Livingston — April 23, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

  5. This sounds great. I’m familiar with garam masala, but not aachar masala. I’ll have to see if I can find it. My cilantro just broke out of the dirt, so I’ve got time. 🙂 Thanks Indira!


    Comment by Rich — April 23, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

  6. This is awesome Indira! V creative indeed and a must try. Have bookmarked the recipe.

    P.S I have sent you a mail. Pls do chk when you get time 🙂

    Comment by DK — April 23, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

  7. What a lovely recipe, Indira! And I love your cute mortar and pestle. 🙂

    Comment by TBC — April 23, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  8. Hello Indira,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love your website. I just discovered ur website and started spending atleast 10 mins a day going thru it. Its AWESOME!! BTW can you let me know what are nigella seeds? Never heard of it. Tried searching in google images but cudnt figure it out.


    Comment by Meghana Reddy — April 23, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

  9. Indira, do I put equal amounts of the ingredients to create the aachar powder?

    Comment by Cynthia — April 23, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

  10. The colors are great and it sounds delicious, Indira, with that lovely aachar masala from Pooja 🙂

    Comment by Linda — April 23, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

  11. this sounds great! I have an avocado sitting at home.. will try it out.

    Comment by Vandy — April 24, 2008 @ 1:34 am

  12. That is mouth wateringly delicious..Amazing imagination and creation

    Comment by babin — April 24, 2008 @ 6:09 am

  13. Hi Indira,

    I always make guacomole with avacadoes at home. this recipe sounds great, I would try it out.
    I was wondering if you can suggest me how to use paprika powder?I have lot of it at home, which I bought from a Korean store, without having an idea that its not as spicy as red chilli powder.


    Comment by mamta — April 24, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  14. Thanks friends for your good words on this recipe.

    The aachar masala powder is a gift from my friend Pooja and I have still one more week’s worth left. Once it’s over, I will definitely make it at home and blog on Mahanandi. Thanks for your interest.

    Comment by Indira — April 24, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

  15. Indira,

    A friend of mine from India brought Achar masala for me last week and I was looking for recipes to try something different and came across yours.

    I tried this achaar avocado yesterday. Oh, man! the taste is out of this world. All those spices plus red chillies really livened up the avocado preparation. Me and my friend, we had it with TJ’s corn tortillas. YUM!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It’s going to be regular from now on at my home.

    Comment by Sunidhi — April 25, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

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