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homemade nachos recipe

Homemade Tortilla Chips for Nachos Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make homemade tortilla chips for nachos. Here I've shared two versions - made in airfryer and deep fried. Try the recipe that suits you.
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword homemade nachos recipe, homemade tortilla chips
recipe homemade tortilla chips for nachos, nachos recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 271kcal


  • 1 cup cornmeal or maize flour makki ka aata
  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour maida
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. oil or butter
  • seasoning like carrom seeds oregano, chilli flakes (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying if frying


  • Take cornmeal along with all-purpose flour in a bowl. Add salt and mix well. Now add melted butter or oil to the mix and add so that a grainy mix is formed.
  • Add some warm water to form a soft dough. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out Nachos
  • Take a large ball of dough and roll it out using a rolling pin. Use some dry flour to prevent the dough from sticking.
  • Use a fork to prick all over. This helps to prevent the tortilla chips from puffing up.
  • Now cut the rolled out circle into triangle shapes.

To Airfry

  • Preheat your airfryer at 360 F or 180 C for 6 minutes. Put in the nachos triangles and airfry for 8 minutes.
  • Your crispy airfried tortilla chips are ready to eat. Have them with guacamole, salsa or any other dip of your choice or serve with melted cheese and a dip.

To Deep Fry

  • Take oil in a pan. Heat oil and fry the tortilla chips in oil till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve crispy nachos.


  • This is a very simple recipe.
  • Do follow the instructions as given.
  • You can sprinkle your tortilla chips with chilli flakes, oregano, garlic flakes etc. as per your choice and serve.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 4g | Iron: 1.9mg