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Colored Nachos Recipe

Colored Nachos Recipe

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Fun, colored nachos recipe made using natural ingredients instead of food colors.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 1 cup maize flour makki atta / makai aata
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/3 rd tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/3 rd tsp red chili powder
  • 2-3 tsp blanched and puréed spinach
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil


  • Take half cup maize flour and half cup wheat flour in one mixing bowl, and same combination in another bowl.
  • Add puréed spinach, salt, and 1 tbsp heated oil in the first bowl, and then knead a dough by adding as much warm water as needed. (You can add powdered cumin seeds or peppercorn seeds for additional flavor if you want.)
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil, add turmeric powder and red chili powder, and then add that oil and salt in the second bowl. Knead this dough too by adding as much warm water as needed.
  • Roll out the dough in a circular shape and place a round object like a steel plate to get an even circle shape. (Get rid of the edges outside the plate.)
  • Poke holes in the rolled out dough so that the nachos don't puff up when you fry them.
  • Now cut the nachos in triangular shape using a pizza cutter.
  • Heat oil and when it becomes hot deep fry the nachos. You can test whether the oil is sufficiently hot by first dropping a tiny ball of dough in it. If it bubbles up and floats to the top, your oil is ready for frying. (Fry different colored nachos in separate batches.)
  • Transfer the fried nachos onto paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve with cheese dip or salsa sauce. (I used readymade celery cheese dip this time. If you want recipe of homemade cheese dip click here.)


Using refined flour (maida) instead of wheat flour makes the dough easier to roll, and you can roll it thinner than with wheat flour. However, I stuck with the healthier option of wheat flour. So the nachos made using wheat flour and maize flour will be slightly thickish.