Ok so tell me what’s better then making something that’s traditionally fried in a baked version with all the taste and crunch and, here’s the best part, ….. least amount of effort involved.
Tada …… I made these while wearing heels which basically means that this is your new best friend and has to be invited to be on your next party menu ….hands down.
Now I did a full version with all the sides and toppings but you can go ahead and make it into a chip and dip version with just the nachos with a couple of your best salsas or dips.
Maize Flour(Makki ka Aata)
tiny tiny amount of Ghee
a little butter to grease the baking dish
Now I know the standard recipe says nothing about Gram Flour but hey !!!!! these are Yogi Nachos so they’ve got to have some protein in them. Take all three flours in equal proportions.
Now you can add your salt to this or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous then may be some herbs like Oregano….. Basically go wild !!!!! Knead it into a nice soft dough and let it sleep for a while.
Once its ready roll it out into medium size chapatis and then use you Pizza cutter to cut it into halves, then quarters and then 1/8ths.
Now I like to leave the edges uneven but if you are into nice triangular nachos you can trim the third edge too.
Next, take a fork and poke each Nacho a couple of times so that they don’t have bubbles in them when they are getting cooked.
Now, here’s my short cut hack to grease the tray with minimum amount of butter. Preheat your oven with the tray inside at around 200C for five minutes.Cut out a small cube of cold butter.
Poke it with a fork and just paint the hot tray with big and quick sweeps using as little butter as you want .
Once that’s done place the Nachos on the glazed tray and put it in the oven for another 10-12 minutes.
I actually turned them and cooked them on both the sides though i’m not too sure if that is a standard baking practice but i think it gives the feel of them being cooked from both the sides just liked the fried ones. So finally they look like this.
Beautiful blushing brown!!!!!!Now like I said, I made the whole deal with re-fried or baked beans, salsa and curd dip. These can be found in most stores or you can try and make your own. These Nachos taste equally good as separates with dips.
But if you like, chop up some peppers, tomatoes and pickled jalapenos and layer them up on your plate. Now the traditional recipe requires cheese too but I figured that these taste just as good without it so why pile up the unnecessary calories!!!!!!
There you have it picture of perfection on a plate.
Do try it out and let me know how you liked it and please remember to share it with your friends.