How to Make 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat the procedure for all the dough balls.
- Crispy chips are ready to eat. Serve them with a spicy dip or salsa.
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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.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 1 g||2%|
|Carbohydrates 23 g||8%|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 22 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|