After our gluten-free chapati, we are bringing you another alternative to the classic Indian roti bread. Say hi to avocado chapati! This recipe is great if you want more nutritious roti, and are not allergic to gluten.
By the way, our avocado chapatis are fully vegan, so most of you will be able to enjoy them regardless of your food allergies. Our dear gluten-free readers can instead check out our other recipe.
Avocado is so wonderful. It's one of the few fruits to be rich in proteins, and it's a good source of plant-based omega-3 fats. It also bursts with precious antioxidants, vitamins, and fibres. Thanks to its creaminess, avocado is a great butter replacement and binder for dough. So why not use it in bread? Well, that's what we are doing here!
Adding avocado to chapati bread is a sure way to improve the roti otherwise lacklustre nutritional profile. After all, classic chapati is just water and flour. By testing different ratios of solid-to-liquid ingredients, we found the perfect mix to make this avocado chapati as stretchy as the original, but tastier (and greener!).
A tangible benefit of eating avocado vs regular chapati is the increase in fibre consumption. One hundred grams of avocado has twice as many fibres than an equal weight of plain flour. Eating more fibres is good because you'll feel full and satiated for longer and by eating less — a great virtue for those on a diet. A single one of our avocado chapati has 16% RDI of fibres!
Finally, we used a special mix of Indian spices to make our roti super flavour. Now you can enjoy these flatbreads on their own, topped with a little bit of oil and salt, or with your favourite Indian dish as you would with classic chapati.