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Avocado lassi and fritters

Rich and buttery, avocados are a natural addition to an Indian lassi - a traditional, and very popular, yoghurt-based drink. While the delicious avocado fritters are a perfect partner, rounding out a simple snack.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, entrée
Cuisine Indian fusion
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Avocado Fritters

  • 2 Delcado avocados
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 500 ml iced water
  • 1 litre avocado oil for cooking

Avocado Lassi

  • 1 Delcado avocado
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 600 ml buttermilk or kefir
  • 1 small bunch English spinach
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 cardamom pods

Instructions
 

Avocado fritters

  • Sift the self-raising flour and baking powder twice into a large bowl.
  • Whisk in the iced water and honey to obtain a good batter consistency.
  • Cut the avocados in half and pop the seed by placing your thumbs at the back and pushing outward. Remove the flesh with a large kitchen spoon. Slice each half into 4 slices and coat in tapioca flour. Leave them there for a minute or two to hydrate the flour, allowing it to stick better.
  • Heat the avocado oil to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Coat the floured avocado slices in batter and fry until golden.
  • Drain on absorbent paper and season with flaked salt. Eat while piping hot.

Avocado lassi

  • Scoop the flesh from the avocado and put into a tall jug.
  • Wash the spinach with two changes of fresh water. Trim the stems and reserve to use as straws. Add the 8-10 spinach leaves to the jug. Add the yoghurt, buttermilk (or kefir for a delicious, slightly more acidic alternative) and honey.
  • Blend with a stick or upright blender. You are after a thick milkshake-like consistency so adjust with more buttermilk or a little cold water.
  • Garnish with the seeds from the cardamom pods. Serve with straws made from the hollow spinach stems.

Notes

You can use any variety of avocado for this recipe.
Keyword avocado, fritters, lassi, vegetarian