Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flour Tortillas

Tortillas have become a common feature here as well. I too love  the whole wheat tortilla which has become a regular in my house. But the tortillas I see in supermarkets here are thin and obviously made of all purpose flour. So I too tried the thin flour tortilla at home and has adapted the excellent recipe from the Pioneer Woman and made them as thin as possible.

All Purpose Flour: 2.5 cups
Baking Powder: 2.5 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp 

Vegetable shortening /Vanaspati:8-10 tbsp

Hot/Very Warm Water: 1 cup

In big bowl, mix together flour,baking powder and salt. Add spoonfuls of  shortening to the flour mixture and combine to get pea sized crumbs.You can start with 2 tbsp and then slowly add in the remaining 8 tbsp of shortening. 

Add in hot/very warm water and then knead to form a moist but non sticky dough.Cover the dough with a towel or plastic wrap and rest  for an hour atleast. 

Pinch handfuls of dough pieces and roll into small circular balls. Place them on a tray/baking sheet and let them rest for atleast 20 minutes.

Roll out each ball into a circle making it as thin as possible.Repeat the process with other dough balls.

Meanwhile heat a griddle/tawa/ comal (as it is called in Mexico) on medium-high and one by one cook cook the tortillas on it. Cook each side 20-30 seconds, making sure it is just browned and a bit soft. We do not want too crispy or too brown tortillas.

Stack the tortillas on on top of the other and cover with a tea towel when still warm.

Serve immediately with choice of accompaniment or cool and refrigerate /freeze. You can steam them when needed in a steamer or warm them in the oven wrapped in aluminium foil.

Simple and easy to make. You can turn these into tortilla chips or taco shells as well. 


Hamaree Rasoi said...

these are much much better than store bought. your's look perfect

Priya Suresh said...

They came out super prefect and excellent.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

soooooo thin...... :)

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Cham said...

U made it perfectly thin, i usually get from the store. Good one!

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