Friday, March 26, 2010

Avocado Bread Rolls / Avocado Laadi Pav.

I had a whole bagful of avocados laying on my kitchen counter. So came up with these delicious bread rolls and they turned out really good, crusty on the outside and soft and puffy on the inside, will be making it more often as I can sneak some healthy avocado in my kids food.
My kids gobbled the warm bread rolls slathered with butter :)
The bread rolls got a beautiful tinge of green from the avocado and yet the avocado taste was not overpowering at all.
A keeper recipe for sure !!

2 cups all purpose flour,
2 tbsp potato flour(optional),
2 tbsp oats flour(optional),
1 tsp yeast,
2 tbsp sugar,
1 tsp salt,
1 avocado, mashed,
1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water or milk to make dough.

  • In a bowl mix the flours, salt, sugar, yeast and mashed avocado well.
  • Add warm water or milk and make soft dough.
  • Cover and keep aside for a couple of hours till it doubles in size.
  • Punch the dough and make round balls, I made 9 small balls.
  • Lay them 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
  • Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes till they rise.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Uncover and place the tray in the oven and bake for 25 -30 minutes till the rolls are golden brown in color and they sound hollow when tapped.
  • Take out of the oven and brush with 1 tbsp oil(optional) and enjoy warm bread rolls.


I sprinkled sesame seeds, black poppy seeds and kalonji seeds(nigella seeds) on 3 rolls for a variation.

Can add chopped herbs to get herbed rolls. Or add chopped pista, flax seeds or some spices to get a savoury bread.

Place this dough in a loaf pan to get a bread loaf.
Next time will substitute part of all purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
When I made a second batch I added flax seed powder too.


  1. Avocado rolls have turned out well. Its a great idea to incorporate avocado in your bread. Nice...

  2. good one.Addition of avocado in anything gives a buttery texture...have bookmarked the recipe.

  3. Srimathi,Sumi,
    Adding avocado surely gave the bread a buttery taste and a great way to get kids & grown ups to eat it without a fuss :)

  4. very clever idea of adding avocado to the rolls. Reminds me of an indian ad: health bhi, taste bhi :-) Bookmarking this.

  5. U r perfectly right RC, health bhi, taste bhi..donho.

  6. Last time I was in Haiti, we wondered what we coukd make with all the xtra avocado (they go bad so fast) I will be bringing this recipe with me. Thank you!