Sunday 9 November 2014

Baked nachos chips and Salsa dip

A very healthy way to indulge in nachos and feel totally satiated. In fact you can have them everyday! This recipe is of basic corn chips but you can improvise by adding any spice of your choice.

If you have home made salsa dip to go with the corn chips, nothing like it! Home made dips are so so refreshing as compared to outside! I always prefer making dips at home, gives me a chance to experiment with different flavours. When it is so easy to make then why bother buying!

So lets get started!

Ingredients (Serves 4)

For corn chips

1 cup corn meal flour (makki ka atta)
1/4 cup wheat flour
1/4 tsp black pepper
Pinch of garlic powder (optional)
2 tsp oil
Oil for brushing baking tray
3/4 cup warm milk
Salt to taste

For salsa dip

1 Tomato (not very ripe)
1 small Onion
1 small Capsicum
1/4 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Olive oil 
2 tsp Balsamic vinegar
Goat cheese (Optional)
Salt to taste
Black pepper as required

Lets bake some corn chips!

Mix all the ingredients for corn chips except milk. Now add little milk at a time and make medium soft dough, you may not need entire milk. You will see some cracks in the dough, thats okay. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.

Usually next step is to make makki ki rotis and lightly cook on tava till it becomes firm and them cut into desired shape and deep fry. I did it differently.. so you skip all these steps and also avoid deep frying!

Preheat microwave at 180 degrees. Invert your baking tray, meaning, put it upside down and coat the surface with oil. Take half of the dough and make a ball, now you will be making roti on baking tray directly. 

If you have any experience of making makai ki roti then you would have guessed the next step otherwise it is going to be a new experience for you. You will also learn how to make makai ki roti.

Place the ball in the centre and lightly press it. Now spread some oil on top. Put thin plastic cover on top and use a rolling pin to make roti very gently. Do not press too hard and its okay if its not perfect round shape. I did not click a picture while doing this, but I do have a picture of making makki ki roti. Take a look below, this is what I am talking about. Make it as thin as possible without breaking.

Now remove the cover and cut into desired shape and put the baking tray in oven. Bake for 12 minutes at 180 degrees. 
They will become crispy once they have cooled down so give it time.

Now lets make some tangy sweet and spicy salsa dip

Finely chop tomatoes, onions and capsicum. Put in mixer and grind for no more than 4 seconds, we want it coarsely ground. Please refer to the picture. 

Add salt, pepper, thyme, tiny pieces of goat cheese and oil to the vegetables and mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour before using.

And we are done!! Enjoy :-))

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