Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home


Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

Making homemade corn tortillas is super easy and can be made quickly using very few ingredients. So why use store brought tortillas, when you can easily make a batch of fresh homemade corn toryillas so quickly.

If you are planning to make any mexican dish, the tortillas are a must. Corn Tortillas are basically Makke ki roti. These are super healthy as they are made from maize flour which is a whole grain flour and not maida.


    All you need to make these yummy Mexican corn tortillas is some maize flour, hot water and Oil.

    Follow this amazing and easy recipe with step by step photos to prepare Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    What is Masa Harina?

    It's a special corn flour used for preparing corn tortillas. This is a corn flour which is processed with lime to release niacin in the corn, making it easily digestable. Since Masa Harina is not available in India I have used regular Maize flour to make these corn tortillas.

    WHERE TO BUY MASA HARINA?

    If you are in US or Mexico it can be easily found at local mexican markets or at the super markets in the mexican section. Masa harina is not easily available in India, but can be found online on Amazon.

    What is a Tortilla Press?

    Tortilla press a machine which can be used to press the dough into round flat Tortillas. These are usually made out of wood or cast iron. As I didin't have a tortilla press at hand I used a Roti maker to press the tortillas. You can also use a rolling pin to roll the tortillas.


    How to Make Corn Tortillas at home?

    Corn Tortillas are super Easy to make at home, with just a handfull of ingredients.


    Ingredients for Making Corn Tortillas?

    2 Cups of Masa Harina or Maize Flour

    2 Cups warm water


    How to Make Corn Tortilla Dough?

    1. In a large mixing bowl take the flour

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    2. To the flour add the water little by little and start kneading the flour.

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    3. Once the dough is firm and non sticky

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    4. Pinch of Pieces of the tortilla dough and roll them into small balls

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    How to press corn tortillas without tearing them

    1. Take a tortilla press or any roti press


    2. Now place a plastic sheet on the tortilla press

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home


    3. Place the dough ball in the middle of the plastic sheet and place another sheet over it

    4. Now press the dough to form a nice round Tortilla

    Corn tortillas - how to make fresh and healthy mexican corn tortillas at home

    5. Now remove the tortilla from the plastic sheet and continue the process with the rest of the dough balls

    6. Using plastic sheets helps to avoid the tortilla from tearing or sticking to the press


    How to cook the corn tortilla

    1. Take a cast iron girdle and heat on medium flame

    2. Once the girdle is hot place the corn tortilla on it

    3. Cook till you see bubbles rising on the top side

    4. Flip the tortilla and let it cook on the other side

    5. Once done remove and store the corn tortillas in a casserole

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