#Baked Wholewheat Tortilla Chips, Guacamole and Mango salsa

Ola Amigos!
Thanks to Chipotle, we’ve had a faint idea about Mexican cuisine. Be it the rice, tacos, tortilla chips or a burrito, we love it all. Although I’ve been experimenting at home for quite some time, this recipe comes in light of our very recent vacation in Cancun, Mexico. We got to experience Mexican flavours and were thankfully not totally ignorant in the buffet area.
And a week long vacation meant Chips & Guacamole for breakfast, Chips & Guacamole for lunch and Chips & Guacamole for dinner! You would think I got sick and tired of the dish but on the contrary, I wound up liking it more.


The three recipes that I have shared today…wholewheat tortilla chips, guacamole and mango salsa are all simple with minimal cooking and easy to make. It’s the fresh ingredients and their flavours that make them shine..
In this post, I have tried putting up some step by step pictures as well. You can find the complete NO -PICTURE version written version at the far end.
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But before I come to the recipe itself I have to share my precious find in the 5th avenue markets of Playa Del Carmen….Talavera Pottery! It was introduced by the Spanish and the city of Puebla in Mexico is the home of Talavera. The clay is painted using vibrant colours and I was thrilled to get some for myself.( Check out the little salt and pepper shakers).Pretty aren’t they??
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RECIPE FOR BAKED WHOLEWHEAT NACHOS/TORTILLA CHIPS (makes about 180 chips)
I generally use Masa Harina(a type of corn flour) to make tortillas filled with rice, beans, the works but one midnight, when we were craving for Tortilla chips to munch upon, I was out of Masa Harina and realised wheat flour is a pretty good alternative. These tortilla chips are baked & hence healthy too.
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INGREDIENTS

3 cups of wholewheat flour + extra for dusting
1.5 cups of water + maybe a few extra tbsp
1 tsp salt to add to dough
1 tbsp oil + a 1 tbsp for smearing on top of cooked rotis
1/2 tsp of chilli powder (optional)
Salt to add to baked chips
METHOD
1. In a large vessel, add the wholewheat flour and make a well with your hands.


2. Add water and salt into the well and mix with hands bringing everything together. The dough will appear shredded initially but soon will turn into a single mass.
3. The dough will be a little sticky. Add oil and knead for about 5 minutes to make it into a medium stiff dough.
4. Divide this dough into 18, 1-1.5 inch balls.
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5.Roll it flat using a rolling pin. Dust it as and when required using the wholewheat flour else it will stick to the counter top.
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6. Roll into circles with a thickness of about 2 mm. (I always use my 6 ” lid to cut out a perfect circle which I can easily cut into 6 triangles. )


7.Use the extra dough to make rotis as well.
8.Heat a tava and cook the discs one by one on medium heat. Heat one side for about 10 seconds and flip with a ladle to cook the other side. While cooking you can add a drop of oil on each side if you want .
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9. Once all the rotis are cooked, using a pastry brush smear a little bit of oil on each side of the roti.
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10. Cut into Triangles with a scissor as follows: First cut in half . Then cut each half into 3 triangles. Here’s a picture.
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11.Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 F
12. Place the triangles on a tray lined with parchment and bake for 8 to 9 minutes o until crisp and golden brown.
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13. Once baked, transfer them to a big bowl, add chilli powder and salt and use your hands to move them around the bowl thereby coating the chips.
14.Store the extra chips in an airtight box. Stays fresh for about a week.
NOTES:
1.The recipe I have shared for the chips is not in proportion to the dips since I always make extra and store them.
2. Half of this recipe makes about 15 6″ rotis and hence about 90 chips.

2. GUACAMOLE
The buttery, creamy  guacamole makes for a perfect dip and it’s healthy too.Avocados are known for their high levels of Vitamin K & heart healthy fatty acids. I even use it as a substitute for butter over toast.
INGREDIENTS
2 ripe avocados
2 tbsp of finely chopped onions
2 tbsp of finely chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp of finely chopped coriander
1 finely chopped green chilli
Salt to taste
2 tbsp of lemon juice
METHOD
1.Chop the avocado in half, remove the seed in the centre and using a spoon scoop out the flesh into a bowl.


2.Mash using a fork/spoon. (Don’t mash it completely, some chunks here and there are ok).
3.Add onions, tomatoes, coriander, green chilli and salt. Give it a gentle mix and serve.

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3. MANGO SALSA
The sweetness of the mango makes it a perfect accompaniment with the wholewheat chips.
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INGREDIENTS
1 Ripe Mango, chopped fine
Half a tomato, chopped fine
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of coriander
salt to taste
METHOD
1.Gently mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve.(Yes!..it’s that simple!)

IMG_8837This plate and the food in it reminds me of the time we sat by the pool, drenching in the Mexican sun with a big bowl of nachos & guacamole, listening to the Mariachi band. I’m glad we could bring a tiny bit of Mexico with us….


RECIPE FOR BAKED WHOLEWHEAT NACHOS/TORTILLA CHIPS (makes about 180 chips)
INGREDIENTS

3 cups of wholewheat flour + extra for dusting
1.5 cups of water + maybe a few extra tbsp
1 tsp salt to add to dough
1 tbsp oil + a 1 tbsp for smearing on top of cooked rotis
1/2 tsp of chilli powder (optional)
Salt to add to baked chips
METHOD
1. In a large vessel, add the wholewheat flour and make a well with your hands.
2. Add water and salt into the well and mix with hands bringing everything together. The dough will appear shredded initially but soon will turn into a single mass.
3. The dough will be a little sticky. Add oil and knead for about 5 minutes to make it into a medium stiff dough.
4. Divide this dough into 18, 1-1.5 inch balls.
5.Roll it flat using a rolling pin. Dust it as and when required using the wholewheat flour else it will stick to the counter top.
6. Roll into circles with a thickness of about 2 mm. (I always use my 6 ” lid to cut out a perfect circle which I can easily cut into 6 triangles. )
7.Use the extra dough to make rotis as well.
8.Heat a tava and cook the discs one by one on medium heat. Heat one side for about 10 seconds and flip with a ladle to cook the other side. While cooking you can add a drop of oil on each side if you want .
9. Once all the rotis are cooked, using a pastry brush smear a little bit of oil on each side of the roti.
10. Cut into Triangles with a scissor as follows: First cut in half . Then cut each half into 3 triangles.
11.Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400 F
12. Place the triangles on a tray lined with parchment and bake for 8 to 9 minutes o until crisp and golden brown.
13. Once baked, transfer them to a big bowl, add chilli powder and salt and use your hands to move them around the bowl thereby coating the chips.
14.Store the extra chips in an airtight box. Stays fresh for about a week.
NOTES:
1.The recipe I have shared for the chips is not in proportion to the dips since I always make extra and store them.
2. Half of this recipe makes about 15 6″ rotis and hence about 90 chips.

RECIPE FOR GUACAMOLE
The buttery, creamy  guacamole makes for a perfect dip and it’s healthy too.Avocados are known for their high levels of Vitamin K & heart healthy fatty acids. I even use it as a substitute for butter over toast.

INGREDIENTS
2 ripe avocados
2 tbsp of finely chopped onions
2 tbsp of finely chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp of finely chopped coriander
1 finely chopped green chilli
Salt to taste
2 tbsp of lemon juice
METHOD
1.Chop the avocado in half, remove the seed in the centre and using a spoon scoop out the flesh into a bowl.2.Mash using a fork/spoon. (Don’t mash it completely, some chunks here and there are ok).
3.Add onions, tomatoes, coriander, green chilli and salt. Give it a gentle mix and serve.
RECIPE FOR MANGO SALSA
INGREDIENTS
1 Ripe Mango, chopped fine
Half a tomato, chopped fine
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of coriander
salt to taste
METHOD
1.Gently mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve.

 

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