459. Nachos and Mango Salsa

December 2, 2014mayurisjikoni


Grandparents love to spoil and pamper their grandchildren. In their eyes grandchildren are perfect angels. Right now my daughter is getting pampered by my dad and my 3 fois (aunts). They have gone there for a week. They reached Bangalore yesterday and are already feeding all sorts of goodies to my daughter. She is enjoying all the attention. When I was growing up I really didn’t know my maternal grandparents that much as they were in India and I in Kenya. I met them occasionally when I was studying in Mt. Abu. I grew up in a joint family with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, the works. My grandmother didn’t believe in pampering but I learnt a lot of things from her. My grandfather on the other hand loved pampering us. Making leftover roti ladoos, sharing his special recipe of jalebi and milk, doubling our savings on diwali day, giving us pocket money. I always remind my children that they are very lucky as they got to spend time with both sets of grandparents. What parents will not do for their children, grandparents will do for their grandchildren. When my kids use to come home from boarding school for holidays, my mother in law would spend hours in the kitchen making all sorts of goodies for them. My daughter will be going to Mumbai in a few days and I know my mother in law is already planning how to spoil her! Grandparents give unconditional love, patience, comfort, life lessons and kindness in abundance to their grandchildren.

My recipe for today is home made nachos with mango salsa. Great as a starter or a snack and a cooling treat to beat the heat. You can prepare the nachos a few days ahead.

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Approx : 50 -55 pieces

For the nachos:
¾ cup fine maize flour (white or yellow)
1 cup plain flour (all purpose flour)
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin powder
⅓ -½ cup water

For the mango salsa :
2 cups chopped ripe mango ( 2 large mangoes)
1 cup chopped tomato
2-3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
½ -1 tsp red chilli powder
½- ¾ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar (optional)
¼ cup chopped fresh spring onion
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

plain flour for dusting
oil for deep frying

Preparation of nachos :

  1. Mix both the flours, cumin powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add oil and rub it into the flour.
  3. Add water and form a dough which is not too soft or too hard.
  4. Cover the dough with a cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Heat a tawa or frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Using plain flour for dusting, roll a part of the dough into a thin circle.
  7. Prick the rolled circle all over with a fork.
  8. Roast on the frying pan on both sides till light brown specks appear.
  9. Keep the cooked tortilla wrapped in a cloth or an airtight container.
  10. Repeat steps 6 to 9 with the remaining dough.
  11. Heat oil for deep frying in a wok, karai or deep pan over medium heat.
  12. Take one tortilla and cut small discs using a round cookie cutter. I used a 2½ ” cutter.
  13. Fry the small circles till they are crispy.
  14. Repeat steps 12 and 13 with the remaining tortillas.
  15. Store the nachos in an airtight container when they have cooled down.
Preparation of mango salsa :
  1. Mix all the ingredients for salsa in a bowl.
Final preparation :
  1. Spoon about a tsp of the salsa onto the nachos and serve or keep both on the table and let the guests help themselves.
  • If you are using white maize flour, add about ¼ tsp turmeric to get that lovely yellow colour if you want to.
  • I fried the left over tortilla bits (after cutting the circles) also and used it up for my mexican bhel.
  • You can roll the dough into a big square or rectangle and then cut it into squares.
  • Adjust the spices for the salsa according to your taste.
  • Make sure you roll the tortillas pretty thin like a chappati or roti. If it remains thick then its difficult to get crispy nachos.
  • Can serve the salsa with store bought nachos.
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spicy tofu
mushrooms on toast
spinach corn quiche

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  • Heidi Roberts

    December 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Anything with mango and corriander has to be yummy, nice looking snack!

  • Shweta Agrawal

    December 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    oh yes….love even now when my daadi hugs me and say that i lost weight (always, no matter what)
    This is such a flavorful dish, would love to try it soon 🙂

  • Amrita Roy

    December 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

    those are nostalgic moments you shared…Now I can see my daughter being pampered by grand parents…snack is unique

  • Farin Ahmed

    December 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    lovely salsa… Grannies are always grt…

  • Swathi Iyer

    December 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Delicious salsa, yes grandma's best. thanks for sharing with Favorite recipes event: christmas event, pinning.

  • Gloria

    December 8, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Pass me one plate dear.. Nachos with salsa yumm yumm

  • Nisa@ flavour diary

    June 9, 2016 at 11:07 am

    lovely easy recipe of nachos ….bookmarked

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  • shobhakeshwani

    January 12, 2020 at 2:33 am

    I love any dish prepared with the king of the fruits – Mango. I am waiting for the season to try out more recipes and this is one of them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 12, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Shobha, am sure you’ll enjoy it.

  • jayashreetrao

    April 21, 2020 at 10:19 am

    I love salsa, it tastes good with many snacks. That’s a lovely bowl to binge for anyone.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 21, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks Jayashree.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    April 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    So true, When I go to India, I cannot comment much for my kids. They are all pampered. My son loves nachos and you have given me a good nacho recipe to try with delicious topping.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you so much Renu, when I first made them, we didn’t ready made nachos or tortilla chips here. Now we do. However, I still like making them at home when I get the time.

  • Narmadha

    April 21, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Salsa with nachos is a absolutely delightful combo and looks too tempting. I remember those good old days with my grandparents reading this post.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 25, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Narmadha.

  • Jolly

    April 21, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    I love, love, love mango salsa. Brilliant touch of salsa with nachos. I’m sure it would have tasted very flavourful and refreshing. Pass me a the plate, please!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 22, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you so much Jolly.

  • Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille)

    April 22, 2020 at 3:50 am

    your daughter is truly blessed. Both of my grandfathers had already died before I was born so I only knew my grandmothers. Its great when these familial bonds can go beyond generations.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 22, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      That’s so true Mireille.. what I missed I had to make sure my kids took full advantage of the fact that they had both set of grandparents when they were growing up.


    April 22, 2020 at 9:21 am

    So true! Grandparents are the best especially grandmothers :D.
    I love the mango coriander combo so making these nachos will be awesome. I always wanted to try making nachos. T
    Thanks to you have a good foolproof recipe for it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks Archana.

  • Preethicuisine

    April 23, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Mango salsa looks brilliant. I waiting to get my hands on some delicious ripe mangoes . Perfect snack.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 23, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Thanks Preethi.

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