Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home


Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

Making homemade flour tortillas is very easy and fast to make and need only a few ingredients which are easily available. So why use those super expensive store brought tortillas, when you can easily make them fresh at home.

Tortillas are an important part of any mexican dish, be it Tacos, Burittos, Quesadila. Flour Tortillas are basically roti's made from maida or all purpose flour. You can also make a healthy variant of flour tortillas by using maize flour. Do check out how to make Corn Tortillas using Maize flour.


    All you need to make these yummy Mexican style flour tortillas is some all Purpose flour, hot water, Baking Powder and Oil. Mexican's like their tortillas to be made from Masa Harina.

    Follow this amazing and easy recipe with step by step photos to prepare Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    What is Masa Harina?

    Masa Harina is a special corn flour used for preparing tortillas. This is a corn flour which is treated with lime to release niacin in the corn, which makes it easily digestable. 


    WHERE TO BUY MASA HARINA?

    One can buy Masa Harina online on Amazon.


    What is a Tortilla Press?

    A machine which is used to press the flour dough into nice and thin round Tortillas. A tortilla press is made out of wood or cast iron. If you do not have a Tortilla press, You can also use a rolling pin to roll the tortillas.


    How to Make Flour Tortillas at home?

    Tortillas are very easy to make at home, with just a few easily available ingredients.


    Ingredients for Making Flour Tortillas?

    2 Cups of All purpose flour

    2 Cups warm water

    1 tablespoon baking powder

    Salt as per taste

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home


    How to Make Flour Tortilla Dough?

    1. In a large mixing bowl take the flour

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home


    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    2. To the flour add the baking powder and salt

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    3. Now add water little by little and start kneading the flour.

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    4. Knead till the tortilla dough is firm and non sticky

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    5. Take small pieces of the tortilla dough and roll them into small palm sized balls

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    How to press flour tortillas without tearing them

    1. For this you will need a tortilla press or any roti press

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    2. Place a plastic sheet on the base of the tortilla press

    3. Keep the dough ball in the center of the plastic sheet and cover it with another plastic sheet

    4. Now press the dough to form a thin flat round Tortilla

    5. Remove the tortilla from the plastic sheet and do the same with the rest of the dough balls

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    Pro tip : Using plastic sheets helps to avoid the tortilla from sticking to the press


    How to cook the flour tortilla

    1. Heat a cast iron girdle on medium flame

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    2. Place the tortilla on the girdle once it's hot

    Flour Tortilla - how to make healthy Flour Tortilla at home

    3. Cook the tortilla till you see bubbles rising on surface of the tortilla

    4. Now flip the tortilla cook it on the other side till you see a few brown spots appearing

    5. After cooking it you can store the hot tortillas in a casserole or put them in a zip lock bag and refrigerate it for later use.

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