How to make Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips are a must in a party menu as a finger food. They are often served with a Salsa dip and a variety of toppings. Often times,we buy them readymade from the market, but they are very easy to make at home. With addition of a number of spices and seasonings to the base recipe,a variety of flavours can be easily got.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 277 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari

Ingredients

  • 120 grams Maize Flour
  • 6 tablespoons Maida (heaped)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • Water as needed
  • 2 cups Oil (for deep frying)

Instructions

  1. Take the maize flour, maida, salt, oregano, red chilli powder in a bowl.
  2. Put the oil and using the fingertips crumble the flour to resemble breadcrumbs.

  3. Adding water little by little and knead it to a soft dough.

  4. Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.

    Tortilla Chips Recipe step by step
  5. Keep the oil on low flame for deep frying.

  6. Divide the dough into 3 equal size balls.

  7. Roll out a ball just like chapati but a bit thicker.

  8. Prick all over with a fork.

  9. Using a sharp knife divide it first into a half, then quarters and so on to get 16 triangles.

    Tortilla Chips Recipe
  10. Gently slide a few pieces into the hot oil.

  11. Fry on low to medium flame.

  12. Flip to cook both sides equally.

    Tortilla Chips cooking process
  13. Remove with a slotted spoon and let the excess oil drain off.

  14. Fry all the remaining pieces in batches to light golden brown.

  15. Do not crowd the oil.

  16. Let all the pieces cool down completely before storing in an airtight container.

  17. Adjust and add a variety of seasonings to get myriad flavors.

    How to make Tortilla Chips