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Avocado Chapati

When our kids are in music class, moms have a good time waiting outside, gossiping  about anything from movies to politics and also sharing recipes. This one is from one of the music class moms.

Avocado -1 (well ripened)
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt as required
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp powdered  (Omam or Ayamodakam)

Peel avocado and scoop out the meat. Add the remaining ingredients and add just enough water (around  1/4 to 1/3 cup) and knead to make a soft dough.( I use my Cuisinart mini-prep for kneading the dough, just have to work in 2 batches.) Keep aside for 30 minutes or more if you have the time.

While the griddle is heating, make around 8 to 10 balls out of the dough.
Start rolling the balls into circles around 8 inch diameter.

Start cooking chapatis on the hot griddle, when it starts to puff up on one side, flip it with your hand (or use a spatula). Flip again when other side also starts to puff up. Using a wet dish cloth (or use a spatula) start pressing from the s…

Date-Almond snack balls

This is dedicated to my dear husband who would not eat a cracker/cookie or anything processed for a snack. I needed to come up with a healthy and wholesome snack which can be made in a jiffy..!!
Ingredients: Medjool dates - 5-6 Almonds - 3/4 cup Dried coconut - 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds (Optional) - 2 Tbsn
Method: Start pulsing almonds and a dry coconut in a blender or food prep. In about 1-2 minutes you should have a coarse ground almond coconut mixture. Add pitted dates and continue pulsing for a minute or so. If you are adding sesame, now is the time. Just give a turn or two to mix it in. Transfer the contents to a bowl and make walnut sized balls. This is a no cooking involved snack, using only wholesome ingredients, rich in nutrients and high in energy
Note: Be creative, substitute dates with other dry fruits like raisins, apricots etc. also, substitute almonds with any nuts of your choice.