Dunk Your Tortilla Into My Dip.

Okay. Sorry about the innuendo. But that’s how nachos and dips make me feel. Nachos, tortilla chips, whatever they’re called, I don’t care. Ever since I first had them when I was a kid (when I’d pronounce the word as Tawr-Tillah instead of Torteeyah like it should be done if you’re educated), I became a fan. It took me a while to understand the whole concept behind tortilla chips and dips. For me, roti was supposed to be dipped into Korma and everything else was supposed to be dunked into my cup of chai. I learned well though. I developed a love for tomato salsa and sour cream over the years.

While in Dubai, I’d buy a pack of Doritos and these canned or packaged versions of dips for my tortilla chips. I’ve always wanted to know if there was a simple (read simple and cheaper) way to get hold of dips and all before watching a movie for example. And I came across Palwasha Minhas on twitter. She posted this amazing picture of assorted dips and all. I asked for a recipe for making each one of them and she was generous enough to mail them to me along with the original picture.

This is for you Palwasha. For respecting a fellow foodie. Keep eating!



6 riped avocados or a cup full of pulp.

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice.

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice.

4 tomatoes deseed and chop finely

1 medium onion, finely diced.

1 jalapeno pepper, minced (with seeds if desired)

3 garlic cloves, minced.

1 1/4tsp coarse salt.

1/2tsp freshly ground pepper.

1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves.

Mash avocados to get the consistency you want, Stir in remaining ingredients. Adjust seasonings to your tastes.But try to use it as soon as you can or it will start to turn dark.

Tomato Salsa:

4 riped tomatoes chopped.

1/4 cup finely chopped red onions.

2 cloves garlic minced.

1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, deseeded and sliced.

1/4 cup chopped coriander.

1 tbsp lime juice.

1tbsp apple juice.

2 tsp olive oil.

salt and pepper.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix

Baked Beans:

1 can of chilli beans mashed.

1/4 cup chopped red onions.

1tbsp hot sauces.

2 garlic cloves minced.

salt and pepper powder.

1/4 cup chopped coriander.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix.

Sour Cream :

1 cup sour cream.

1tbsp pepper powder.

1/2tsp onion powder.

Combine all the ingredient in a bowl and blend well.

Thank you, readers. Try the recipes actually. They’re pretty simple. Avocado might be a little difficult to find and might only be available at the ‘hip’ shopping places like Essajee’s (HEH) but you can always skip the Guacamole for a while if you want. Do comment!