With all major stores announcing end of season sale it gave us a good opportunity to shop, so the last weekend we had gone to the mall for some shopping and I picked up a few pieces for my kitchen and I simply loved my herb chopper which I had been eyeing for sometime.
After all the shopping we landed at the food court and ordered our meals. The younger one ordered the Tex-Mex Nachos. The chips were good but the salsa along with it was pathetic. After cajoling him for a long time he managed to finish his stuff but I promised myself that I will make a better version for him.
So one fine morning when I saw the sun coming out and giving us some warmth I thought of indulging into the Tortilla Chips, tomato salsa and a Cheese sauce which I made in the microwave in a jiffy. The kids absolutely loved it and the younger one declared that the chips were the best made in the world. S, after tasting the salsa said that the chefs should learn to make the salsa from me. I was surely on cloud nine after getting such hearty compliments from the family. I personally thought that, not only the home made chips are tasty and healthier but making them comes out really cheap as compared to the price one pays for buying them, really wonder why the readymade ones are so heavily priced!!
Ingredients for Tortilla Chips
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 cup APF
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
hot water for kneading
some APF for dusting
Ingredients for Tomato Salsa
5 tomatoes roasted
1 spring onion white chopped
1 onion chopped
2 tsp oregano
salt to taste
1/2 tsp black pepper crushed
4 green chillies roasted
3-4 tbsp finely chopped coriander
2 tsp lemon juice/ 1 tsp vinegar
CHEESE SAUCE can be checked here.
Method to Make the Tortilla Chips
Mix all the ingredients under the heading tortilla chips and knead it into a soft dough. Keep it covered for half an hour and then knead again.
Roll out thin chapatis using APF and prick all over it so that it does not puff on frying.
Cut it into 8 triangular pieces.
Deep fry them till crisp on a medium flame and remove on a kitchen towel. Ensure that they do not change their colour.
Method to Make Tomato Salsa
Roast the green chillies and tomatoes directly on the flame.
Peel the tomatoes and chop 3 and grind the remaining 2.
Finely chop the chillies. Heat oil and add the onions and saute. Add the chillies, oregano, salt to taste, pepper. Also add the tomatoes and cook till the mix thickens.
Cool the mix and add the lemon juice and chopped coriander. This salsa can be stored for a few days.
Serve the tortilla chips with salsa and cheese sauce.