Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe

Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe

  • To begin making the Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe, keep all the ingredients ready.

  • Into a sauce pan, add the water and salt and bring the water to a boil.

  • Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat.

  • Add the corn flour/ makki atta to the hot water and keep stirring it.

  • It will come together to form a dough.

  • Cover the pan and allow the tortilla dough to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • After 20 to 30 minutes, knead to make a smooth dough. If the dough is still sticky, add a little corn flour at a time and knead to make smooth dough.

  • If it is too dry, then sprinkle a little water at a time and knead to make a smooth dough.

  • Place the dough onto a clean surface and knead until pliable and smooth. Knead for a good 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.

  • The humidity in the hands and the heat from the water will bring the dough together and make it smooth.If dough is too sticky, add more masa harina; if it begins to dry out, sprinkle with water.

  • Preheat a cast iron skillet or a heavy bottomed skillet.

  • Divide dough into 8 to equal size balls. Using a rolling pin or a tortilla press, dust the dough portions on wheat flour flour or maida and roll out into a 6 inch diameter circle.

  • Ensure you use enough flour for dusting the tortillas so it does not stick to the rolling pin and tear away.

  • Also ensure when you roll, you roll with light pressure and not put too much pressure.

  • Place the rolled out tortillas on to the preheated skillet and allow to cook for approximately 30 seconds. You will notice that the tortillas will start to puff.

  • Flip over to the other side and cook the tortillas until they puff this side as well.

  • You can optionally place them on a flame and make them puff fully.

  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough portions and store the tortillas covered with a towel to stay warm and moist until ready to serve.

  • Serve the Corn Tortillas with Roasted Vegetables and Mexican Salsa.

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