Corn Tortillas

Tortillas are the bread of Mexico, being flat, round and unleavened.

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All set to explore Mexican foods? Well, then it is time for you to master the art of making Corn Tortillas. To put it very simply, the tortilla is nothing but a Mexican roti made with maize flour.

Maize flour is naturally-rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamin B, omega 6 unsaturated fat and vegetable protein, which makes tortillas healthier than maida-based rotis.

Tortilla is at the heart of several Mexican delicacies like Tostadas, Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas and Chilli Bean Quesadillas.

You can make soft-shell tacos and serve with salsa, Guacamole sour cream, kidney bean stuffing, lettuce leaves and boiled corn kernels to enjoy a thematic Mexican meal at home.

Tortilla is a simple 4-ingredient recipe, and you can easily make it at home. If you make Mexican food frequently, you can even make a large quantity of tortillas and freeze them in your refrigerator, to use as and when required.

While traditionally tortillas are made with a Mexican flour called Masa Harina, we use maize flour that is derived from the ground and desiccated seed of the maize plant. Maize flour is commonly available in India.

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Corn Tortillas recipe - How to make Corn Tortillas

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For The Corn Tortillas
1 cup maize flour (makai ka atta)
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
3 tsp oil
3/4 tsp salt
  1. To make the corn tortillas, mix the flours, oil and salt and make a dough by adding enough warm water.
  2. Knead the dough well and keep or 1/2 hour. Knead again.
  3. Depending on the diameter you require for the dish, roll out the dough into 6" (150 mm. ) or " (225 mm. ) diameter thin rounds with the help of a little flour.
  4. Cook lightly on a tava (griddle) and keep aside.

  1. Make large quantities and freeze in a refrigerator, as tortillas are used extensively in Mexican food.
  2. They should be present at every Mexican Meal, served warm.
  3. And stacked within a warm white cloth and then placed inside a colourful straw basket.


Guacamole, Mexican Avocado Dip 
Mexican Bean and Cheese Salad 
Mexican Tomato Sauce 
Sour Cream, Sour Cream with Curd 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per
Energy63 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates11.1 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium162.5 mg
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Corn Tortillas
 on 21 Mar 18 04:29 AM

As a latin I can tell you, real corn tortillas only have 2 ingredients, maize Flour and water.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, agree but those are very difficult to roll and end up very this is our try it....
21 Mar 18 09:00 AM
Corn Tortillas
 on 14 Jun 17 12:19 AM

can you use whole wheat flour Instead of all purpose flour?? pls answer
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, wheat flour can be used. Do try the recipe and share your feedback with us.
14 Jun 17 10:00 AM
Corn Tortillas
 on 25 Jul 12 09:53 AM

Tortillas are easy to make and tastes very good. Forms the base for making burritos. Store your surplus in a freezer and use when required. Tortillas plus refried beans and salsa just taste great.