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

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corn tortilla recipe | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla | easy homemade corn tortillas is a simple 4-ingredient recipe, and you can easily make it at home. Learn how to make easy homemade corn tortillas.

To make corn tortilla, mix the flours, oil and salt and make a dough by adding enough warm water. Knead the dough well and keep or 1/2 hour. Knead again. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions. Depending on the diameter you require for the dish, roll out each portion into 6" (150 mm.) or 9” (225 mm.) diameter thin rounds with the help of a little flour. Cook lightly on a tava (griddle) and keep aside.

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

Indian style corn tortilla is at the heart of several Mexican delicacies like Tostadas, Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas and Chilli Bean Quesadillas. You can also 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.

If you make Mexican food frequently, you can even make a large quantity of easy homemade corn 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.

Tips for corn tortilla. 1. Ensure to sieve the maida before use so it is lump free. 2. We suggest you use the recommended quantity of salt for this recipe to get the perfect taste. 3. Cook the tortillas only for 40 to 50 seconds. Over cooking may make them chewy.

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Corn Tortillas recipe - How to make Corn Tortillas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     15Makes 15 tortillas
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Ingredients

For The Corn Tortillas
1 cup maize flour (makai ka atta)
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
3 tsp oil
3/4 tsp salt
Method
For the corn tortillas

    For the corn tortillas
  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 aside for 1/2 hour. Knead again.
  3. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions.
  4. Depending on the diameter you require for the dish, roll out each portion into 6" (150 mm. ) or 9" (225 mm. ) diameter thin rounds with the help of a little flour.
  5. Cook lightly on a tava (griddle) and keep aside.

Tips
  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.

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What is corn tortilla made off?

  1. What is corn tortilla made off?  Traditionally tortillas are made with a Mexican flour called Masa Harina, water and salt. In India, we make corn tortilla with 1 cup maize flour (makai ka atta)3/4 cup plain flour (maida)3 tsp oil and salt. This yields 12  corn tortillas.

Dough for corn tortilla | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla | 

  1. To make dough for corn tortillas | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla |  in a deep glass bowl put 1 cup maize flour (makai ka atta).
  2. Add 3/4 cup plain flour (maida).
  3. Add 3 tsp oil.
  4. Add 3/4 tsp salt.
  5. Add enough warm water to make a dough. We have used 3/4 cup of water.
  6. Knead the dough well.
  7. Cover and keep for half an hour.
  8. Knead again.
  9. Make the dough into a cylinderical shape. That makes it easier to make 15 round balls.
  10. Make 15 round balls.
  11. Sprinkle a little maize flour on the rolling surface. 
  12. Take a portion of the dough and flatten it. 
  13. Roll out the dough into 6" (150 mm. ) or 9 " (225 mm. ) diameter thin rounds with the help of maize flour. NOTE you will be using and need more maize flour to roll compared to rolling Indian rotis. 

Cooking the corn tortilla | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla | 

  1. To cook the corn tortilla | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla |  first heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a high flame. When hot place the tortilla gently over it. We use a non stick pan to prevent the tortillas from sticking.
  2. Cook the tortilla for about 40- 50 seconds.
  3. Flip over.
  4. Turning  it once brown spots begin to appear on the corn tortilla | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla |  Don't overcook your corn tortilla as it can harden and become chewy.
  5. Place in a basket to keep warm (wrap in a kitchen towel).  Serve corn tortilla | Mexican corn tortilla | Indian style corn tortilla |  hot.
Accompaniments

Guacamole, Mexican Avocado Dip 
Mexican Bean and Cheese Salad 
Mexican Tomato Sauce 
Sour Cream Made 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
5
 on 31 May 21 09:25 PM


Oh they turned out wonderful. I had to tinker with the recipe a bit by making the maida:makki ratio 50:50 as I needed them to be really pliable. But man, made some insanely tasty taquitos with this one. Thanks!! Can always rely on this website for any dish. I don''t even bother checking elsewhere now.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you so much for your kind words. Please keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us.
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01 Jun 21 03:11 PM
Corn Tortillas
5
 on 28 Feb 21 03:50 PM


Hi can I use cornmeal to make tortilla ? As I don''t get makkai atta easily in UK . Thanks madhu
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, you can use cornmeal to make tortilla.
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26 Apr 21 02:41 PM
Corn Tortillas
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 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 dry...so this is our version....do try it....
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21 Mar 18 09:00 AM
Corn Tortillas
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 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.
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14 Jun 17 10:00 AM
Corn Tortillas
5
 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.