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Loaded Nachos topped with refried beans & more

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 serving


For Beans

  • 1/2 cup rajma Kashmiri (raw)
  • pinch baking soda
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • 1 onion small , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 chipotle chilli red chilli or a regular dried red , finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp chilli OR flakes
  • 3/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsps coriander finely chopped

Fully Loaded Nachos

  • 200 grams Tortilla Chips salted - or flavoured
  • 1 onion big , finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes medium , deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 green capsicum large , deseeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup corn cooked kernels (optional)
  • pickled some sliced jalapexf1o (how much or how little, depends on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup rajma beans seasoned (method above)
  • coriander Fresh , chopped


  • For Beans : Soak the rajma overnight with a pinch of baking soda. Drain, wash well and add 1 cup water to this or enough water to completely immerse the beans in a utensil that goes inside the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook the beans for 10-12 minutes. (After two whistles, keep on sim for 10-12 minutes) The cooking time depends on the size of the rajma, for bigger sizes you may have to cook for slightly longer time.
  • Beans should be cooked thoroughly, pressing with the back of the ladle or the thumb should mash it to a paste but it should hold its shape. Drain any excess water and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan, heat the olive oil. Saute the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt until the onions are soft. Add the drained cooked rajma, cumin powder, chipotle, salt, coriander. On a low heat, gently saute and let all the seasonings coat the rajma for 5-7 minutes. Once this is done, keep aside until use.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C. If you are using an OTG with heating coils on the top and bottom, make sure the top heating coil is on, for the cheese to melt.
  • In a large oven proof dish place half the chips in one layer. Top with half the onions, tomatoes, capsicum, corn, jalapexf1o, rajma and cheese. Place the remaining chips in a single layer over this and sprinkle all the remaining ingredients with coriander and half the cheese right on top.
  • Place this in a hot oven for 7-8 minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven and eat right away. If serving young kids, make a small portion separately minus the jalapexf1os and use plain boiled and salted rajma in their dish.


Some tips:
Use fresh and crisp chips for a crispy crunchy dish.
Once you top with all vegetables, do not waste time. It needs to go into the oven immediately or the tomatoes will start making the chips soggy.
The more cheese you use, the more delicious it will be. Use a sharp tasting cheese for a tastier dish.
If you dont have an oven, this dish will taste good as it is, only the cheese wont be melted :)
For Fully Loaded Nachos (Printable version here)