Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Flour Tortilla

Soft Flour Tortillas are basic for most Mexican dishes. Be it Fajitas, Quesadilla, Burrito you need Tortillas to start with.

This post gives the recipe of basic flour tortillas. If you are familiar to making chappattis/phulkas this is quite similar. Just APF instead of wheat flour. Also, add baking powder.

Another interesting thing about Tortillas is the similarity with roti as used by Indian Bachelors in US :-) Many many guys I know buy tortillas (as they are eaily available) to use as roti for their subzis. I know my husband also used to do that before we got married. My bro and his friends have gone a step further and use it to make batura. As batura is basically fried APF, they just fry the tortillas to get batura.. have not tried doing it, but does sound interesting. Make tortillas ahead of time when making in large numbers and then  fry when ready to serve. Will try it sometime.


All Purpose Flour 1.5 cups
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
Oil/Butter 1 tbsp ( i used oil)
Warm Water (as needed)

Method of Preparation

1. Take the APF, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix well.

2. Add oil and mix again.

3. Add water little at a time and make into a firm dough (like chappati dough). Knead for a few more minutes.

4. Separate into 6 balls. Roll each of them into a circle. Using a big circle cutter, cut out a even round.

5. Heat a pan. Place the rolled dough on it. Cook till spots appear on the bottom side.

6. Turn and cook on the other side.

7. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

8. You can collect all the cut out portions and reroll them and cook it.

I did this to make sure that all of them are perfect circles and same size as they serve in restaurants. Alternatively, you can make 9 balls and roll them and cook it.

Tortillas are ready to be stuffed and made into a Fajita


  1. very nice tortillas ...i always buy them ... will try this time

  2. nice post.. thanks for sharing it..

  3. Looks perfect n homemade is the best..haven't tried making tortillas at home,will try smtym:)
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  4. Well made tortillas, Batura from tortilla - innovative :-)

  5. Frying tortillas to make bhaturas really sounds interesting....Nicely made tortillas Roshni

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