Forget those store bought versions of goodies for a change! If you have good time on your hands and just the combination of ingredients with a grit of willingness to do so, then maybe you can stick to reading this till the end! I am all for good home style cooking and prepping dishes from scratch, at least whatever is possible..

My favorite version of Nachos-Salsa Dip is vegetarian and no-oven bake with easy to get ingredients! At least from the Indian kitchen point of view.. here’s hoping I can cater this post from an overall perspective as well!


For the NACHOS

Ingredients: 1 cup maize powder, 1/2 cup wheat flour, Oil, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp peppercorn (crushed), 1 tsp herbs, 1/2 tsp red chili flakes, salt to taste.

Procedure: Mix everything in a stiff dough, let it rest for a while. Partition the dough in equal sizes. Roll the dough using a rolling pin, cut it into triangles and poke holes on its surface using a fork. For deep frying: Heat oil in a deep pan till it has attained high temperature and fry the nachos!




Ingredients: 4 ripe tomatoes, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 small onion, 2 jalapeno/ green chillies, 2 tsp oil, fresh coriander/cilantro, salt to taste.

Procedure: Heat a flat pan on low flame and keep whole tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno/ green chili and onion (cut into halves), drizzle oil over the ingredients and heat it in open pan till they get black spots on them (or till they are roasted well) for 10-15 minutes. Switch off the flame, allow the ingredients to cool and blend it course in a mixer or a mortal/pestle. Add some cilantro/coriander and salt to the paste and mix it well to form a consistency of a dip!



This is my (first attempt) version of a Nachos-Salsa Dip and I loved it! Do you have a version of your own? What do you prefer? Homemade baked/ no-oven or store bought Nachos? What choice of dips/sauces would you go for? Let me now in the comments and if I do find something interesting and different would love to implement it in my second attempt at this!