Friday, April 9, 2010

Guacamole - My way

If you are looking for an authentic 'Guacamole', don't read further. I am a person who believes in modifying a recipe to suit my taste. Many Indian friends/relatives who have eaten my version have liked it a lot. This is my way of making it and I usually serve it with Pita toast - Oven toasted Pita bread.

Tomorrow is my younger one's birthday party and we are having about 30 people for dinner. You'll bee seeing lot of party recipes next week provided I take pictures. I am making a mermaid cake (that's what my 3 year old is asking for) and I don't have someone who will take pictures when I stack the cake. But, I might right something up about it in a post for those who might be interested.

Long time back, I had put a poll on this blog asking if people are interested in me writing about 'cooking for parties'. It was open for more than a month and I got only 6 votes out of which 4 said 'Yes' and 2 said 'No'. I gave up the idea of writing a series about 'Cooking for Crowd'.  Following recipe is for serving 20 + people along with another dip. I am planning to make 'Hummus' tomorrow and I'll be serving Pita toast with these two dips.

  • Ripe Avocados - 6
  • Key Limes - 3 or use 2 limes if regular size
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sour Cream - 1 - 11/2 cups (You can use low fat and vary the quantity as per your taste)
  • Scallion - 6 both green and white parts chopped finely
  • Garlic - 5 pods crushed
  • Pepper - 1 TBSP or more powdered (Suit to your taste)
  • Cayanne - 1 TBSP (You can omit it or increase it to your taste)
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup chopped

Cut the avocado and scoop the pulp into a bowl. Add the juice of lime (try not to use the bottled one). Mash them. Add Sour cream, salt, pepper powder, cayanne, crushed garlic and mix well. Add chopped scallion, cilantro and mix. Check for the seasonings and add more of what ever is required. Refrigerate till serving. Serve with tortilla chips or pita toast.

A close up..
And the final product..

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  1. Wow, it looks good enough to scoop up in a chip and eat.... yum, yum, yum !!!

  2. Looks great! Enjoy your dinner tomorrow night!

  3. Have never tasted this till now.. wish I could!! Looks yumm..

  4. You beat me to it. I was going to post on Guacomole too, well yours is something different. Sour cream, nice. I am sure it will be a great hit at the party.

  5. I LOVE guacamole and your recipe sounds very yummy! Lime instead of regular lemon and addition of cilantro sound great. Peace, Stephanie
    PS I made your spring rolls the other night and we all loved them Thanks.

  6. Happy birthday to your little one.This dip looks lovely I like the different touch you hvae given it.

  7. Happy birthday to your little one!
    Guacamole looks yumm! It would be great if you can write a post on the mermaid cake, it would be a grt help for amateurs like me! Thanks!

  8. Happy Birthday !! lovely recipe :)... very delicious

  9. happy birthday to ur little one! this looks like a perfect party food for the crowd :)

  10. Happy Birthday!
    Hey I have an award for u in my blog...

  11. Belated Birthday wishes! This is my fav, I would love to have it a nice toast!

  12. Belated birthday wishes. An awesome dip.

  13. I make both guacamole and avocado dip. The guacamole is just mashed avocados with lime, cilantro, scallions, diced tomato and minced hot peppers. The avocado dip is what I grew up with at family holidays: Mashed avocados, sour cream, scallions, lemon juice, garlic powder--and my little addition is some powdered hot pepper like cayenne, jalapeno or chipotle. And of course there's salt & black pepper in both of them. I must say I've always preferred the avocado dip myself. Hey, and I'm not even Indian!

    Anyway, great blog--I've really been enjoying it. Keep up the good work! (And what's a Mermaid Cake?)


    Garden Goddess

  14. Garden Goddess,
    Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. Mermaid cake has nothing to do with cake but the theme for decoration. My kid wanted Ariel who is a mermaid cake for her birthday. I couldn't get a red head barbie but managed to dress the one I had like a mermaid with fondant and decorated the cake like that.


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