Avocado is an exotic fruit that is popular for its uses in health and beauty. However, it must also be known that this fruit is also a major hit in the culinary world as it adds a unique taste to the dishes it is prepared with. So, if you too want to find out how you can make some really lip-smacking dishes with avocado at home. Then we are here with some amazing recipes from celebrity Masterchef Kaviraj Khialani. 

Chicken And Avocado Sandwiches

Avocado sandwich

Ingredients

  • Leftover Wrappers/Rotis/Chapattis/Sliced Bread- 6-8 no
  • For The Spread:
  • Butter/ Cream Cheese/ Mayonnaise/Pesto Sauce etc- 2-3 Teaspoons
  • For The Filling:
  • Avocado-1 Ripe, Peeled And Sliced
  • Boiled Shredded Chicken-1/2 cup
  • Lime Juice-2 tsp
  • Salt And Crushed Black Pepper To Taste
  • Sliced Onions- 1 no
  • Sliced Tomato-1 no
  • Fresh Basil Leaves- 5-6 no
  • Grated Cheese-2-3 tsp.
  • Flax Seeds/ Sunflower Seeds- 1-2 Teaspoon
  • Coriander/Mint Leaves-2 Tablespoon

Method

  • Prepare the outer wraps/bread slices etc and keep ready.
  • Apply a combination of spreads as desired on the base of the sandwiches.
  • Arrange the avocado and other ingredients on one part of the sandwich base and cover it and place it in a griller or on a non- stick tava on a low flame and warm it up on both sides. Cut and serve with dipping sauces or a bowl of tossed salad.
  • Non-veg options like a double fried egg, sliced boiled eggs, sliced sausages, salami, bacon, etc can also be sautéed a little and placed along with avocado as a filling for the sandwich concept.
  • Veg options: saute mushrooms, assorted bell peppers, grilled paneer or tofu slices, veg cutlets, etc can also be placed as a variation.

Avocado Delight Bowl

avocado delight bowl

Ingredients

  • Avocado- 2 no Ripe, Peeled And Cut Into Cubes
  • Tomatoes- 2 Med Cut Into Cubes
  • Onion-1 Med Cut Into Cubes
  • Cucumber- 1 no Peeled And Cubed
  • Capsicum-1 no Cut Into Cubes
  • For The Dressing:
  • Olive Oil/ Salad Oil- 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt And Crushed Black Pepper To Taste
  • Mustard paste- 1 Teaspoon
  • Sunflower Seeds/ Melon Seeds- 2 Teaspoon
  • Mint Leaves- 2 Tablespoon
  • Coriander Leaves- 2 Tablespoons Chopped
  • Chili Flakes-1/2 Teaspoon
  • Mixed Herbs-1/2 Teaspoon
  • Lime Juice-2 Tablespoon
  • Honey-2 Teaspoon
  • Ginger Juice-2 Teaspoon
  • To Garnish: Micro-Greens/Black Olives/ Green Olives/ Gherkins/Jalapenos etc.

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the avocado toss bowl, keep chilled.
  • In a mixing jar or a bowl combine together the ingredients for the dressing and mix/shake well and keep chilled.
  • Just before serving add the avocado and other ingredients into the dressing and garnish with seeds/ nuts/ greens as desired and serve immediately.

Avocados And Tomato Toast 

avocado tomato toast

Ingredients

  • Avocado-1 Ripe, Peeled, And Mashed
  • Cherry Tomatoes- 10-15 no cut 1 x 2
  • Olive Oil-2 Teaspoon
  • Garlic- 1 Teaspoon Chopped
  • Green Chilies-1 Teaspoon Chopped
  • Onion-1/2 no Chopped
  • Lime Juice-2 Teaspoon
  • Assorted Nuts-2 Teaspoon Chopped, Almonds/Cashews, etc.
  • Mint And Coriander Leaves-2 Tablespoon Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Mayonnaise/ Hung Curd/Greek Yogurt- 2-3 Teaspoon
  • Salt And Crushed Black Pepper
  • Roasted Crushed Peanuts-2 Teaspoon
  • Micro-Greens/ Fresh Herbs/Assorted Seeds For Garnish-2 -3 Teaspoon
  • Sliced Bread- 6-8 no- White/Brown/Multi-Grain Bread

Method

  • Assemble all the ingredients for the avocado and tomato toasts.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onions, and chilies for 30 seconds and add in the tomatoes and avocado and give it a toss for 15-20 seconds, turn off the flame.
  • Remove the mixture into a bowl and add in the lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste along with all other nuts/seeds, etc, and mix.
  • Now add the mayonnaise/hung curd/greek yogurt into the mixture and mix gently.
  • Toast the bread of your choice and apply a light hand of butter or cream cheese if desired or else place the prepared avocado mixture on top and garnish with greens and serve.

Herbed Avocado Dip

avocado dip

Ingredients

  • Avocado- 2 Ripe, Peeled And Sliced
  • Blanched Spinach-1/2 Cup
  • Boiled Chickpeas-1/4 Cup
  • Mint Leaves- 2- Tablespoon 
  • Coriander Leaves-1/4 Cup
  • Fresh Basil- 6-8 no
  • Olive Oil/ Salad oil-2 Tablespoon
  • Lime Juice-2 Teaspoon
  • Garlic-1 Teaspoon Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Hung Curd/Greek Yogurt-1/4 Cup
  • Cashews/ Almonds-2 Tablespoon
  • Sunflower Seeds/ Melon Seeds- 2 Teaspoon
  • To serve with: Assorted Vegetable Sticks/ Crackers etc.

Method

  • Assemble all the ingredients for the healthy avocado dip.
  • Using a jar of a food processor combine all the ingredients and using olive oil and few drops of chilled water churn the mixture into a smooth dip.
  • Remove the mixture into a bowl and check for salt and adjust accordingly. 
  • We have options of adding hung curd/ greek yogurt or even readymade veg mayonnaise can add a nice texture to it if needed, serve the dip chilled with assorted options.

Healthy Avocado Smoothie

avocado smoothie

Ingredients

  • Avocado-1 Ripe, Peeled And Sliced
  • Banana- 1 Ripe, Peeled And Sliced
  • Soy milk/Oats Milk/ Almond Milk/ Regular Milk- 200 ml
  • Curd/Yogurt-2 Teaspoon
  • Honey-1 Teaspoon
  • Dates-2-3 Chopped
  • Flax seeds/ Sunflower Seeds- 1 Teaspoon
  • Mint Leaves- 6-8 no
  • Assorted Nuts-2 Teaspoon Chopped
  • Cinnamon Powder-1 Pinch

Method

  • Assemble all the ingredients for the healthy avocado smoothie recipe.
  • Using the jar of a food processor combine them all using the desired choice of milk and churn it all into a smooth texture.
  • Check for flavor and taste and adjust accordingly and pour the shake into glasses/ shot glasses and garnish with a pinch of cinnamon powder/ assorted nuts/seeds/ berries can be added as well.

Chef Kaviraj Khialani is a celebrity masterchef with varied experience in hotels and airlines. Also, he is an author, consultant, food designer, food writer and creative cuisine specialist. 

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