Corn Meal Tortilla

I have not tried very hard but the little effort I have put in was in vain to find masa harina in mumbai. This meant I had to look for an alternative to make tortillas at home.
Once I tried using the refined corn flakes powder mixed with corn starch which came pretty close but the efforts were too much. The other option is corn meal which is most commonly used to make tortillas after the masa harina.
I am sharing this basic recipe here. This can also be made in bulk and stocked up. It stays pretty good for weeks.

2 cups Corn meal flour (seived)
1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
1 tspn salt
2 cups warm water
1) Mix the flours and salt and start kneading using the water to form a soft pliable dough
2) Let it sit for 45 min to 1 hour.

3) Roll out thin tortillas using some flour for dusting if required
4) On a hot pan (tawa) put the rolled out tortilla, flip it as soon as some spots start appearing.
5) Remove and let it rest. It does not require to be roasted fully at this stage, just good enough to cook barely (75%).
6) Also if the tortillas puff up then pierce them to let the steam escape else they would become hard.
7) Use  as required.


Suma Gandlur said…
Wow! you tried making them from scratch.
Srivalli said…
wow that's really wonderful!..thanks!

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