Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Avocado Salad

Avocado is also known as Butter Fruit. It is known for its highly nutritive value.

This fruit needs to be cut in a particular way. Since I had messed it up the first time I cut this fruit, I thought I shall let you in the secret .

First check that the Avocado fruit is slightly ripe – When you shake the fruit, you can actually feel the seed ( a big one) rattling inside or, the fruit when pressed gently will be slightly soft and not as hard as stone. Also note that the outer green skin is not black. You are now ready to cut the fruit.

Take a sharp knife and run it around the fruit making very light contact and complete the circle. Now hold the fruit in such a way that the lower half of the fruit is in your left palm and cover the upper half of the fruit with your right palm and gently twist the fruit( if the upper palm is turned clockwise, then the lower palm should be turned anti-clockwise) in the opposite direction. In this way, the fruit will be cut into half but not the seed. You can easily see the seed inside and remove it with your hand or with the knife. Discard the seed.

Now take a spoon and scoop out the flesh of the avocado and discard the skin. This way it is less messy. Now you are ready for the preparation of the salad.

Ingredients :









Green Chilies



to taste


to taste

Corriander leaves

A small bunch chopped

Method :

  • Mash the avocado pulp.
  • Wash and chop tomatoes, onions and green chillies.
  • In a bowl, crush the green chillies and salt.
  • Add to it chopped tomatoes, onions, coriander leaves, pepper and the juice of one lime.
  • Mix well and serve.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves : 4

Note :

It tastes well with chappatis. In Mexico, it is used as a dip and they have it with tortilla or any chips.

I have adapted this recipe to cater to the Indian palate.

In Hindi this fruit is known as Makhanphal.

Source :

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  1. Hi Aunty,
    One of Keshav-Rohini's friend Aashica here. Your blog is excellent. Enjoying browsing through your recipes. Avocado grows a lot in coorg - and next time i get my hands on a few -i'm going to try this out :)