Homemade flour tortillas are best for using in wraps, quesadillas, burritos and even soft tacos. Let's see how to make tortillas at home without lard.
I have never tasted any wraps using tortillas, but I happened to taste a Quesadilla in a restaurant last month.
Vj suggested to taste it and I instantly loved it. For past 2 weeks, I was craving for the quesadillas again and Vj took me to the restaurant and bought me the same on Valentines day... hehe.
Then yesterday I thought why not try the same at home. Just googled for the info in Wiki and successfully made today!
Stay tuned for the salsa and quesadilla recipe coming up next!
And for those who are hearing these things for first time, do not think it's not our kind of recipe. I am sure Indian taste buds love Mexican dishes. The ingredients are also pretty ‘available’ only, no fancy things!
Mexican tortillas or usually made of corn flour (the yellow one, maize flour/ masa) without any leavening agent. It's gluten free.
On contrast homemade flour tortillas have both gluten and a bit of leavening agent.
1. Mix both the flours, salt, baking powder well in a bowl firstly.
2. After that add oil and rub well. Gradually add required warm water and knead to a smooth dough for 5 minutes.
3. Rest the dough for 15 minutes.
4. After that, knead again well for 5 minutes straight to smooth and bring the gluten out.
5. Then divide into 5 or 6 equal sized balls.
5. Roll into thin discs of about 6 inches dia, dust whenever needed with all purpose flour.
6. Heat a pan and toast the rolled tortillas on both sides in medium flame until slight golden spots starts to appear.
7. Press down gently with a cloth or spatula for even cooking.
You can make these tortillas in bulk, you can even properly layer this and freeze it and use whenever we want and and make wraps or quesadillas with this.
Homemade Flour Tortillas recipe
- ¾ cup All purpose flour heaped
- ¼ cup Wheat flour heaped
- 3 tablespoon Oil I used olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
- Warm water as need
- Mix both the flours, salt, baking powder well in a bowl firstly.
- After that add oil and rub well. Gradually add required warm water and knead to a smooth dough for 5 minutes.
- Rest the dough for 15 minutes.
- After that, knead again well for 5 minutes straight to smooth and bring the gluten out.
- Then divide into 5 or 6 equal sized balls.
- Roll into thin discs of about 6 inches dia, dust whenever needed with all purpose flour.
- Heat a pan and toast the rolled tortillas on both sides in medium flame until slight golden spots starts to appear.
- Press down gently with a cloth or spatula for even cooking.
- You can add softened butter/any cooking oil in place of olive oil.
- Try with wheat flour as well fully, add gluten to it. Or you can try 50 50 as well.
- The dough has to be smooth. Not too sticky or too tight with cracks.
tortillas looks so perfect! nice presentation n lovely pictures!!
So perfectly made Raji..
in my do list .. too good n makes me drive to do it..
Lovely tortillas...looks so soft. Lovely pics!
soft tortillas 🙂 looks nice !!!
Wow!! delicious tortilas Raji.
perfect again 🙂
perfect tortillas, never thought making some at home 🙂
I never occurred to make this tortilla at home, because of availability -good try
soo perfect....looks adorable..
Home Cooked Oriya Food
oooh... perfect tortillas...
perfect tortillas...looks soft!
Will surely give a try as its tempting.
Sounds interesting n looks nice Raji.
I prefer making and eating flour tortillas made with shortening, but your tortillas look perfect. Good job!
...or with lard (the authentic way)
When it comes to the pictures, I think you are the best! Lovely dinnerware and props 🙂
Sue/the view from great island
Your tortillas are perfect! I love your photos, too. I just discovered your blog, and I'll be back!
looks very soft raji 🙂
perfect tortillas.. and really pretty clicks!
I made them today and they were really soft 🙂
I used little butter and canola oil instead of olive oil.
Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂
It's me again. My husband's friends and family joined us for lunch. I made Carrot halwa, tortillas, gobi-65, shahi-tukda ---- ALL stole from your place. We had great food and time! Thanks la. 😀
These look so great. Since we have chapatis everyday this will be easy.
5* presentation Raji....looks fantastic...will surely try some day...
Corporate to Kitchen
waw.. that a good recipe. I love the way your tortilla waraps look.
First time visiting your page. Glued to it for an hour. Love the detailing and the effort you take to post recipes.Kudos to that. Keep up the great work Raks.
Thanks for the inspiration!!!! I have just bought a Tortilla press. I will try these out soonest.