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How to Make Homemade Tortilla Chips

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Homemade tortilla chips

Homemade tortilla chips

About Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips are a favorite snack of many young people. They are aromatic and crispy deep-fried triangles. They make an awesome snack when served with a salsa or a dip.

Making tortillas at home is very easy. You can either make them plain or you can make a spicy by adding red chili powder to the recipe.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

30 min

40 min

2 bowls of chips

Ingredients

  • 1 big cup maize flour (makki ka atta)
  • 1/2 big cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 big cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil, for the dough
  • Oil for deep-frying

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add maize flour, plain flour, wheat flour, carom seeds, oil, and salt. Gently mix, adding a bit of water, to get a smooth and firm dough.
  2. Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls.
  3. Roll the first dough ball into a thin pancake. Cut it in triangle shapes by drawing 8 lines as shown in the photo. Deep-fry each triangle over medium-low fire. Don't overcrowd them.
  4. Turn them occasionally to ensure uniform frying. When they are crispy, transfer them to an absorbent paper towel. The frying may take about 5 minutes for each batch.
  5. Repeat the procedure for all the dough balls.
  6. Crispy chips are ready to eat. Serve them with a spicy dip or salsa.

Tips and Variations

  • Store the remaining tortilla chips in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for a week at room temperature.
  • To make the chips spicy, you can add red chili powder, pepper powder, and extra salt to the dough.
  • The other way to make them spicy is to sprinkle red chili powder, pepper powder, and extra salt on top of the finished (deep-fried) chips.