Friday, March 14, 2014

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortilla is a popular Mexican flat bread. It is similar to 'Indian Roti'. It is generally used for fajitas, quesadillas, burritos etc. The addition of baking powder makes it very light and soft. I adapted the recipe from here.

Tortillas are very popular in US. It is available in every grocery store. We get tortillas made of flour, whole wheat, corn etc. I used to buy them once in a while as we love Mexican food. But once I started making at home, I never bought it from the stores. Homemade tortillas taste so much better and they don't require any fancy ingredients.Do try making them to know the difference!!

  • All Purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Warm water - As required


Take a large mixing bowl and add all the ingredients except water. Mix well. Now add water little at a time to get a soft, non- sticky dough. Knead for few minutes and let it rest for half an hour, covered.

Then divide it into 4-5 smooth balls and let it rest again for 5 minutes, covered.

Now dip one of the ball in little flour and start rolling it until you get a 6-7 inch circle.

Continue with the rest of the dough balls.
Then place one of the rolled dough on a pre heated skillet. Fry it until you get golden brown spots on both sides.

See how it puffs up-

Continue with rest of them. Put them in a container lined with paper towel to avoid them from getting soggy. Flour Tortillas are ready!!

Serve them hot. Above measurement makes 4-5 tortillas.