Easy Homemade Tortilla Chips for Nachos Recipe (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna
homemade nachos recipe

Nachos made with tortilla chips with salsa is among my favourite snacks. Fully-loaded nachos with cheese is another one I love having. Have you tried making your own nachos at home? It is an easy nachos recipe with tortilla chips that even beginner cooks can make easily. It is guilt free if you make it in the airfryer like me or bake it. Imagine how happy you will make your family and friends. And even if you deep fry it, I prefer it to the extra-salty, super expensive nachos that we buy from supermarket.

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So here’s how to make homemade tortilla chips for nachos:

homemade nachos recipe

Homemade Tortilla Chips for Nachos Recipe

Rachna Parmar
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.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 271 kcal


  • 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.


Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tortilla Chips for Nachos Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 5g10%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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homemade nachos recipe

Take 1 cup cornmeal or maize flour along with 4 heaped tbsp. all-purpose flour, salt and oil together.

homemade tortilla chips for nachos recipe

Make a soft dough using water. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Roll out into a circle using some dry flour. Using a fork pierce all over and then cut into triangles using a knife.

homemade tortilla chips for nachos recipe

Pre-heat airfryer to 360 F or 180 deg C for 6 minutes. Now airfry tortilla chips for about 6-8 minutes till crispy and slightly browned. Your airfried tortilla chips for nachos are ready to eat. Serve with melted cheese and fresh salsa or any other dip of your choice. You could also deep fry these nachos in hot oil.

Isn’t this really simple? Your homemade crunchy tortilla chips are ready. You can store them in an air-tight container for a week or two. We normally consume them on the same day.

homemade nachos recipe

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Zainab -

Oh I tried making them once! But your recipe looks easier ?

Rachna -

Thanks Zainab. Yes, this recipe is pretty simple. Just adjust your airfryer timings that’s all. If you are baking, use an oven and same temperatures as mentioned.

Shilpa Garg -

Wow! You made nachos at home!! Impressive. The air-fryer version appeals to me and the salsa looks absolutely yummy.

Rachna -

It’s super simple. You and KG must try it for sure. 🙂

Vidya Sury -

Not a fan of nachos because I am not fond of the cornflour flavor. I prefer to make those wholewheat flour thingies with ajwain or jeera. But Vidur looooves nachos and I make them for him 🙂 I am guessing these will taste great baked also, right, Rachna?

Rachna -

These are actually pretty good in taste, Vidya. Try the recipe. There is much less maida used mainly for the binding purpose and yes they are perfect when baked.

Sonia Chatterjee -

5 stars
I discovered nachos in hostel though those were the packed ones. Much later a Marwari friend had taught me how to make them and ever since nachos with cheese is love. I am infact craving for some right now.

Rachna -

Yum! Nachos with cheese are so tasty. I mostly have them with salsa. But making them at home is working out well. ?

Anita -

That’s great, Rachna! Looks yummy!
Ready for the snack 🙂

Rachna -

Thanks Anita. Come over. 🙂

Obsessivemom -

Oh yum, this is a new one. Must try it, we all love Nachos.

Rachna -

It is pretty simple too. Let me know how it goes.

Mayuri Nidigallu -

That Salsa looks so good! Also, I had no idea Nachos could be made at home! The airfryer version looks so good!

Rachna -

Thanks Mayuri

Kaddu -

This looks good. I have bookmarked your recipe. Must try it someday next month. And you’re right… better to make your own food as far as possible.
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Rachna -

I hope you like it, Chicky.

Vinitha -

You made it look so easy to make nachos, Rachna. I’m actually drooling over that salsa. Yum!


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