Guacamole

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I got introduced to Mexican cuisine after I landed in the US. Like most other Indians, one of my favorites during initial time was Burrito from Chipotle 🙂 However, I never enjoyed Guacamole. I had never understood, why would people need to pay extra to get guacamole. Few months back, I happened to go to a home style Mexican restaurant and guacamole was a part of my order. Until that day, I hadn’t realized that guacamole can taste so good.

Another thing I realized is that there are many food items, the taste for which, you have to acquire. Avocado was one such thing for me. Since I was never exposed to it all my life, I had to acquire a taste for it. Now I like to have guacamole with chips and quesadilla. When you make it at home, you can always make it more specific to your liking. If you want to make it more spicy or tangy. It upto you and this is one of the most simplest things to make. Hardly takes 5-10 mins 🙂

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INGREDIENTS:

Avocado(ripe) – 2 nos
Tomato – 1 nos small sized
Garlic – 1 pod
Serrano pepper – 2 nos
Onion – 1/4 of a medium sized
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves – 4 strands
Salt – to taste (apprx. 1/4 tsp)

METHOD:

1. Peel and de-seed the avocado. De-seed the tomato and serrano peppers.
2. Put all the ingredients except tomato to a food processor/grinder and grind for few seconds. Note that it should not become a very smooth paste. Small chunks of avocado here and there adds more taste to guacamole.
3. Now add the tomatoes and pulse the processor 3-4 times. The idea is to have small bits of tomatoes to be seen. The tomato shouldn’t grind completely and mix to the guacamole.

There you have your delicious guacamole. Serve with chips or wrap burritos or relish with quesadilla 🙂

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