Home Style Nachos with salsa

I have to be honest that with crazy timings and work schedules, watching movie in a theatre has become increasingly difficult for me. Add to it having a spouse whose attention span for movies is 40 min, makes it even more challenging. The movie needs to have a gripping story or needs loads of humor else we are more or less seen excusing ourselves out of the theatre. 

Equally challenging is the interval period...if we do last that long the big question is what to feed ourselves...munching bags of pop corns is not out scene....personally I dont mind caramelised popcorn or a samosa but then I also think there is lack of variety or innovation in that space. I must admit things are changing and I am not rightly placed to comment on this as I rarely go there,...but what I do manage to do is catch up on movies at home..

We have a collection of DVDs and a mini dolby setup rounded up with dim lighting and LED backlights thrown in our living room to recreate the magic. The best part is after 40 min you can switch the channel and catch up a classic on HBO

Since this is pre-planned- I get a little creative for those evenings with the snacks. Dinner is wiped out and replaced with plenty of snacks and shakes...

I will share the popular Nacho recipe which has homemade chips and goodness of vegetables in it..

BM - 53 - Theme - Movie time snacks

Ingredients
1 packet of  Tortilla Chips ( I made them home and added dried herbs - parsley and oregano)
1 onion finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
2-3 tbsp pickled jalapenos
2-3 tbsp grated cheese (cheddar, mozarella)
2 tbsp sour cream
salt and black pepper to taste

Method
1) Assemble the chips on a heat proof dish
2) Sprinkle it with chopped vegetables , pickled jalapenos and plenty of cheese
3) Bake in a preheated oven at 200c for 10 min or until the cheese melts
4) Sprinkle with more cheese , salt and pepper and enjoy

16 comments:

Chef Mireille said...

nachos is always the most pleasing of snacks

Varadas Kitchen said...

I have not seen a movie with a planned interval in a long time. I have walked out of theaters before so I know exactly what you mean. BTW, you have a great combination of nacho toppings.

Padmajha PJ said...

We too prefer watching movies at home. And very delicious snack you have there..

praba bubesh said...

nachos with those pickled jalapenos...wow..droolworthy..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I am all for watching movies at home if I have these lovely snacks n hand. Making this at home is so delicious compared to those that thye serve at the theaters.

Srivalli said...

I won't mind settling down with that plate for a movie Pradnya..:)..very interesting snack..do you have the homemade chip recipe on the blog?

Pavani N said...

Lovely post Pradnya. I think in my house I'm the one who gets distracted and disinterested in the movie after a few minutes. My husband can watch any crappy movie (in my opinion) :-)
Nachos are just perfect to serve on a movie night. Cheesy & yummy!!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Lovely write up, Pradnya. The toppings sound so delicious!

Priya Suresh said...

I can finish that plate of nachos just like that, so tempting.

Archana Potdar said...

LOL and ditto to Pavanis comment on movies.
As for the nachos they are just perfect.

Sowmya :) said...

That looks lovely! Do you have the toortila recipe too?

Sapana Behl said...

That is one perfect snack for movies.

vaishali sabnani said...

Perfect movie snack! Even we watch a lot of movies at home and try some of these snacks!

Usha said...

Nice movie snack

Priya Srinivasan said...

It's been long since we watched a movie in theatres!! I love watching at home. Stop, forward, rewind with all these buttons movie watching is fun at home! ! Love that nachos, looks yum !!

sneha datar said...

Perfect snack while watching a movie.

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