July 2, 2011

Homemade Tortilla Chips from Scratch


Tortillas are Mexican Flatbread, made out of maize flour /Cornmeal[makai ka aata] . Maize flour should not be confused with cornflour[corn starch]. Tortilla chips are made by deep frying or baking the tortillas. This was first time for me in making or eating them, so deep frying appealed to me more. I loved them and am surely going to snack on them again, so would try the healthier bake option from next time.
I was looking for a recipe which was from scratch and I found it at Tarla Dalal. I have modified the recipe to add some additional herbs and spices for more flavour.

Ingredients
1 and 1/4 cups maize flour
3/4 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp oil
1/2 cumin seeds [optional]
1 tsp red chilli flakes
1 and 1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Water

Preparation
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and knead a  soft dough by adding warm water.
  2. Divide the dough into small lemon size portions. 
  3. Roll out each portion thinly  to a round shape. Dust with flour as you roll them . Prick all over with a fork. If it is uneven, trim the ends.
  4. Cook lightly on  both sides on a  hot griddle. Repeat with the rest of the dough.  
  5. Cut into small triangles and deep fry in oil until crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Store in an air-tight container. 
  7. Serve with salsa or dips.

12 comments:

Priya said...

Omg, homemade tortilla chips looks super prefect,addictive and awesome..feel like munching some..

Food Glorious Food! said...

I admire you... making them from scratch!! I would be to lazy to do it... it's easier for me to just by off the rack :) Have a great weekend!

Kaveri said...

Very nice recipe...beautifully presented...

Priti said...

Wow ...this is wonderful ....looks yum

Prathima Rao said...

Crispy, tempting tortilla chips!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Vardhini said...

Tortilla chips look so perfect and crispy.

Vardhini
Event: Fast food not Fat food

Saras said...

Perfect time pass recipes, looks superb..
Saras
SIGNATURE RECIPES & A GIVEAWAY till july 31st 2011

Taste Junction said...

Wow tortilla chips from scratch...quite a feat!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they look so crispy and crunchy !!!

Ramya said...

My my home made tortilla chips!! looks soo crispy n yummy..

kaykay said...

These look great!! :) Is there any way to bake them instead of frying them?

SinFoodie said...

Kaykay-
I haven't tried baking them yet, but there is a recipe on Foodnetwork which i had bookmarked to try it someday.
Once you have the tortillas ready[ steps before frying from my recipe] you can follow the baking part from here
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/baked-tortilla-chips-recipe/index.html

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